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Welcome to Mount Joy ...

Mount Joy is located in Lancaster County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Joy: Mt. Joy

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Joy has a population of 8,278 people<2> (see below for details).

Mount Joy is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mount Joy lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Mount Joy: (717)

The ZIP code for Mount Joy: 17552<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Joy had an population of 8,278 people. This is an increase of 11.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Joy had a population of 7,410 people. This makes Mount Joy the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Mount Joy represents 0.06% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,410 people, the population of Mount Joy increased 9.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,765 people).

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

Communities Also Named Mount Joy ...

While we believe that this Mount Joy is located in Lancaster County, we know of another 2 Pennsylvania communities named Mount Joy. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clearfield and Westmoreland County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 10 communities that are also named Mount Joy - they are located in Delaware, Iowa, New Jersey, Ohio, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Mount Joy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Joy.

  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
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    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mount Joy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<6>
  • York [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Mount Joy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,932 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<6>
  • Lebanon [Lebanon County]
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    • Lebanon [Lebanon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Mount Joy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<6>
  • Ephrata [Lancaster County]
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    • Ephrata [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Mount Joy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,862 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Middletown [Dauphin County]
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      • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Mount Joy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,594 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
    • Lititz [Lancaster County]
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      • Lititz [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Mount Joy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,465 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lititz<6>
    • Millersville [Lancaster County]
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      • Millersville [Lancaster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mount Joy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,359 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersville<6>
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
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      • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Mount Joy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<6>
    • Red Lion [York County]
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      • Red Lion [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Mount Joy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lion<6>
    • Steelton [Dauphin County]
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      • Steelton [Dauphin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Mount Joy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steelton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,962 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steelton<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Joy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Joy.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Joy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Joy.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Joy. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Joy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Joy ...

Looking for more information about Mount 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 Mount Joy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Joy.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Lancaster County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Joy.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount 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 community (such as Mount Joy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount 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 Mount Joy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Joy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Joy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1099, Longitude: -76.5034    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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