Located in Lancaster County, Mount Joy has a population of 7,978. It is home to many families and young professionals who enjoy the area's suburban feel. The population is mostly Caucasian (83%) and Hispanic (10%). The median age in Mount Joy is 38, and residents tend to lean conservative.
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The median home value in Mount Joy is $158,100—14 percent lower than the U.S. average. Approximately 63 percent of residents own their homes. With a crime rate that's 40 percent lower than the rest of the state and 57 percent less than the national average, Mount Joy is considered a safe place to live. The city's year-over-year crime rate has also decreased by 19 percent. Browse the newest real estate listings in Mount Joy, PA.
Mount Joy residents have an 84 percent graduation rate, which is 2 percent higher than the national average. The student-to-teacher ratio is 16 to 1, which is slightly lower than the rest of the country. There are five private schools in Mount Joy. The most highly-rated schools in the area include Farmdale Elementary School in the Hempfield School District, Donegal Middle School in the Donegal School District, and Donegal Senior High School. Find homes in Mount Joy by school district.
The median household income in Mount Joy is $56,233 and is growing at a rate of over 4 percent. The city has a 4 percent unemployment rate, which is 12 percent lower than the United States average. The cost of living here is 2 percent less than the national average. Most people who live in Mount Joy work in manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, and accommodation and food services.
Mount Joy residents have plenty of options when it comes to things to do. There are a ton of parks in the area. Little Chiques Park and Cove Outlook Park are great for watching wildlife. Borough and Westview Parks have children's playgrounds, and Rotary Park features a pool and waterslide. Dog lovers also enjoy spending their time at the members-only Mount Joy Dog Park.
Other outdoor activities include golfing at The Highlands of Donegal Golf Course and visiting the farm at Eastland Alpacas. There are many dining and entertainment options including Grandview Vineyard, Bube's Brewery, and Beanie's Bar and Grill. Families also enjoy bowling a few games at Clearview Lanes. Mount Joy is a short drive away from Manheim, Columbia, and Elizabethtown, and each of these cities offer an array of additional entertainment options. Learn more about the Mount Joy community.
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