Joy, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 373. Estimated population in 2021: 362 (-2.9% change)
Males: 179 (48.0%), Females: 194 (52.0%)

Mercer County

Zip code: 61260

Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $36,625
Median house value: $41,900

Races in Joy:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (31.9%), United States (22.0%), Irish (14.2%), English (11.5%), Swedish (11.3%), Danish (3.2%).

Elevation: 688 feet

Land area: 0.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Joy

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Joy village

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-17.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Joy:

  • MERCER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; ALEDO, IL)
  • UNITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; MUSCATINE, IA)
  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER OF WESTERN IL (about 26 miles; MONMOUTH, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Joy:

  • QUAD CITY INTL (about 31 miles; MOLINE, IL; Abbreviation: MLI)
  • SOUTHEAST IOWA REGIONAL (about 34 miles; BURLINGTON, IA; Abbreviation: BRL)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 58 miles; CLINTON, IA; Abbreviation: CWI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Joy:

  • MERCER COUNTY (about 11 miles; ALEDO, IL; Abbreviation: C00)
  • MUSCATINE MUNI (about 22 miles; MUSCATINE, IA; Abbreviation: MUT)
  • MONMOUTH MUNI (about 27 miles; MONMOUTH, IL; Abbreviation: C66)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Joy:

  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 30 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 31 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 34 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; MACOMB, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,096)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA (about 56 miles; IOWA CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,766)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 87 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
Public high school in Joy:

  • WESTMER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: BOX 436 N WASHINGTON; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Joy:

  • WESTMER JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: BOX 436 N WASHINGTON; Grades: 06 – 08)

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