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Johnstown    (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
The City of Johnstown is the county seat of Fulton County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had population of 8,511 and 8,572 . The city bears the name of John Johnson, the son of its founder, Sir William Johnson. Johnstown and the adjacent City of Gloversville are together known as the Glove Cities. It is known for being the birthplace of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the founders of the women's rights movement in the United States.
The city, originally John's Town, was founded in 1762 by Sir William Johnson, a Baronet, and named by him for his son, John Johnson. William Johnson came to the British colony of New York from Ireland in 1732.
Johnstown is located approximately 50 miles west of Albany, New York, situated about one-third of the way between Albany and the Finger Lake region farther to the west. It lies in the picturesque Mohawk Valley of upstate New York. Located in what is now Fulton County, it is slightly north of the route once followed by the Erie Canal through what is now Montgomery County. Although certainly not a hilltown, Johnstown is close to the Adirondack Mountains that stretch across the northern portion of Fulton County. The Cayadutta Creek just south of the city provided water power needed to generate the electricity required by the various industries that grew up in Johnstown.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.4 percent under the age of 18, 7.2 percent from 18 to 24, 27.6 percent from 25 to 44, 21.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 19.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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