Mount Joy, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mount Joy had a population of 7,971 as of July 1, 2015. Mount Joy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Joy is located at latitude 40.1106 and longitude -76.5057 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mount Joy (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 381 feet.

The Borough of Mount Joy has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Joy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Joy: Mountjoy.

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Mount Joy, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,971
Population in Households 7,971
Population in Familes 6,163
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,306
Diversity Index2 33
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,391
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,141
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,023 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,368 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $179,442
Average Home Value $198,047
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,808
Average Household Income $70,982
Per Capita Income $30,197
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.4% 1.12%
Households 1.49% 1.12%
Families 1.28% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Mount Joy, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Joy to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 137 92nd
Population Density1 # 354 80th
Diversity Index2 # 239 86th
Median Household Income # 565 68th
Per Capita Income # 377 79th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.