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Welcome to Joy ...

The village of Joy is located in Mercer County.

The location of Joy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Joy has a population of 386 people<2> (see below for details).

Joy is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Joy lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Joy: (309)

The ZIP code for Joy: 61260<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Joy had a population of 417 people. This makes Joy the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 417 people, the population of Joy increased 11.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 373 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Joy had an population of 386 people. This is a decrease of 7.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.49% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Joy.

Communities Also Named Joy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Joy - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Oregon, South Carolina, Texas (2), Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Joy.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Joy. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Joy. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Joy.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Joy:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Joy ...

Looking for more information about Joy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Joy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Joy.

Communities near Joy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Muscatine   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Joy

Located in Muscatine County (IA)

Aledo   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Joy

Wapello   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Joy

Located in Louisa County (IA)

Mediapolis   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Joy

Located in Des Moines County (IA)

Buffalo   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Joy

Located in Scott County (IA)

Oquawka   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Joy

Located in Henderson County

Andalusia   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Joy

Located in Rock Island County

Fruitland   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Joy

Located in Muscatine County (IA)

Viola   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Joy

Alexis   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Joy

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Joy.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Joy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Joy.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Joy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Joy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Joy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Joy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Joy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Joy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1968, Longitude: -90.8788     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Joy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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