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Population in 2012: 408 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.4%
 

Males: 201  (49.4%)
Females: 207  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  37.1 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61260.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,480 (it was $36,625 in 2000)
Joy:

$47,480
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,303

Joy village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $51,860 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Joy:

$51,860
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,330; Detached houses: $63,238; Mobile homes: $426,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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  • White alone - 399 (95.7%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Joy: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (26.8%), United States (13.2%), Irish (10.6%), Swedish (10.3%), English (9.0%), Scotch-Irish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/25/1901

Elevation: 688 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 972 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Joy:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Joy village:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.4%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,188 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,357 (2.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Davenport, IA (28.2 miles , pop. 98,359).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (150.6 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (171.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Boston, IL (2.5 miles ), Aledo, IL (2.6 miles ), Keithsburg, IL (2.7 miles ), Seaton, IL (2.8 miles ), Oakville, IA (3.3 miles ), Reynolds, IL (3.8 miles ), Little York, IL (3.8 miles ), Matherville, IL (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 41.20 N, Longitude: 90.88 W

Area code: 309

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Joy-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 163% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/15/1978, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Joy village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1974, a category F3 tornado 16.7 miles away from the village center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Joy-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Paul G. Baker - Navy Navy Cross recipient.


Hospitals/medical centers near Joy:

  • ALEDO KIDNEY CENTER, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; ALEDO, IL)
  • DBA/MERCER COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ALEDO, IL)
  • ALEDO REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ALEDO, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Joy, IL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Joy:

  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 28 miles; Davenport, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,969)
  • Augustana College (about 28 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 28 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 29 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,699)
  • Black Hawk College (about 30 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Kaplan University (about 31 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 31 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,087)

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Notable location: Joy Community Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Mercer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.6. This is about average.
City:

37.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 28.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.0%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Joy, IL

Joy compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Joy (2011 data):

  • Joy State Bank: at 101 W Main St., branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $44.7 mil, Deposits: $38.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Bluestem Development Corporation

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Joy village (based on Mercer County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.57%
Here50.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents30.2%18.9%16.6%13.7%6.8%
Congregations15.2%21.2%12.1%21.2%3.0%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents4.7%2.9%1.8%1.4%3.0%
Congregations3.0%3.0%6.1%3.0%12.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Mercer County:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mercer County:

14.9%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$348
Other Government Administration 1$1,357$16,2847$664
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$221
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,747$20,9640$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,262$15,1441$615
Totals for Government 3$4,366$17,46410$1,848

Joy government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $56,000 ($137.25)
    Welfare - Other: $53,000 ($129.90)
    Water Utilities: $47,000 ($115.20)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($75.98)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($53.92)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($14.71)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($4.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $1,000 ($2.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $77,000 ($188.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($7.35)

Joy government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $17,000 ($41.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($29.41)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($17.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($149.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $55,000 ($134.80)
    All Other: $46,000 ($112.75)
    Highways: $11,000 ($26.96)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($68.63)
    NEC: $5,000 ($12.25)

Joy government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($122.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($98.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($24.51)

Joy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $227,000 ($556.37)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Rock Island County, IL  2.00% ($36,283 average AGI)
from Scott County, IA  0.45% ($50,613)
from Henry County, IL  0.29% ($33,350)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Rock Island County, IL  2.02% ($35,312 average AGI)
to Scott County, IA  0.50% ($36,086)
to Knox County, IL  0.49% ($30,353)

Strongest AM radio stations in Joy:

  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAIK (1590 AM; 5 kW; GALESBURG, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Joy:

  • WRMJ (102.3 FM; ALEDO, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHTS (98.9 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWCC (93.1 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMOI (97.7 FM; MONMOUTH, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXLP (96.9 FM; MOLINE, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Joy:

  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WQAD-TV (Channel 8; MOLINE, IL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KLJB-TV (Channel 18; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: QUAD CITIES TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)
  • WQPT-TV (Channel 24; MOLINE, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K62FU (Channel 62; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K61HD (Channel 61; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Joy)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • JOY, 3/4 Miles Sw Of Joy On E & W County Rd. (Lat: 41.187222 Lon: -90.894444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPOQ318
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6590.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 11/06/2018, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • JOY, 1 Mi W Of (Lat: 41.197528 Lon: -90.900972), Overall height: 89.3 m, Call Sign: KSH96
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.80 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 08/26/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (404) 810-4021


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4


Most common first names in Joy, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William981.2 years
Mary874.7 years
John877.7 years
Robert869.7 years
Charles676.7 years
Ruth680.9 years
Carl673.9 years
George570.8 years
James578.6 years
Harold577.4 years
Most common last names in Joy, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson1077.9 years
Fisher972.8 years
Morrow784.9 years
Swanson674.5 years
Miller672.5 years
Kiddoo681.3 years
Bryant582.5 years
Anderson581.2 years
Castle588.0 years
Greer483.0 years

Joy on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations:"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
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