Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Mount Joy Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Township
Mt. Joy Township Forest Fire Co,
Mt. Joy Township Forest Fire Co,
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Mount Joy Township
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Mount Joy Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1735
Incorporated 1759
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total 28.0 sq mi (73 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,873
 • Density 354.6/sq mi (136.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website Mount Joy Township

Mount Joy Township is a township in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,873 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.0 square miles (72.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,626
1860 2,150 −18.1%
1870 2,037 −5.3%
1880 2,554 25.4%
1890 2,258 −11.6%
1900 2,252 −0.3%
1910 2,222 −1.3%
1920 2,022 −9.0%
1930 2,286 13.1%
1940 2,729 19.4%
1950 3,086 13.1%
1960 4,135 34.0%
1970 4,228 2.2%
1980 5,131 21.4%
1990 6,227 21.4%
2000 7,944 27.6%
2010 9,873 24.3%

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 9,873 people, 3,621 households, and 2,810 families residing in the township. The population density was 354.6 people per square mile. There were 3,768 housing units. The racial makeup of the township was 95.3% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 3,621 households, out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.0% under the age of 18 and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.4 years.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy is located in the township.[2][3]

Education[edit]

The township is served by the Elizabethtown Area School District[4] and Donegal School District.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Zoning Map." (Archive) Mount Joy Township. Retrieved on October 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy." Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 5, 2012. "1451 North Market Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022"
  4. ^ "About the Community". Elizabethtown Area School District. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Donegal School District". Donegal School District. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°10′00″N 76°37′35″W / 40.16667°N 76.62639°W / 40.16667; -76.62639