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Mount Joy is a township in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area. [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 40.166N. The longitude is -76.626W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 574 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,944.
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, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17552 ZIP code.
48% of Mount Joy residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Joy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Joy was $22,380, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% 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 $478. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,087.
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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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