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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Mount Joy is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 8,071. Mount Joy is in Lancaster County. Living in Mount Joy offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Joy there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mount Joy and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mount Joy are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Mount Joy Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    240
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    48
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96
    500.1
  • Theft
    960.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Mount Joy

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,694
National
$55,322
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Mount Joy Reviews

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Mount Joy is a smaller town with some great restaurants and parks. We love eating at the various pizza places and barbecue joint in town. It is located almost central to Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York PA so practically everything is within a reasonable drive.
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I love Mount Joy! It is a small town with wonderful people,fun family events,many smaller local businesses,and a wonderful public library.
I like living here--close to Philly, Harrisburg, Baltimore, etc but still has that small town farm land feel.