Send us your Mount Joy photos:
Mount Joy is a borough in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area.
The community was named after one of William Penn's manor houses
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Mount Joy. For links to other places called Mount Joy, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mount Joy is 40.109N. The longitude is -76.503W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,865.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Joy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lancaster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lancaster area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17552 ZIP code.
47% of Mount Joy residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Joy ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Joy was $21,391, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Mount Joy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Joy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $476. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $973.
Libraries in Mount Joy include Milanof-Schock Library ... View libraries
Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Joy political report.
The average commute time for Mount Joy workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Mount Joy include Olde Square Inn.
More info about Mount Joy:
Send us your corrections and additions
Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.
Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!