Joy, Illinois Population 2024

360

Joy is a city located in Mercer County Illinois. Joy has a 2024 population of 360. Joy is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -1.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 367 in 2020.

The average household income in Joy is $67,899 with a poverty rate of 15.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Joy is 38.8 years, 38.4 years for males, and 40.7 years for females.

Joy Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Joy was:

  • White: 96.52%
  • Other race: 2.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
841.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.91% (-7)
The current population of Joy, Illinois is 360 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 367.

Joy, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White36196.52%
Other race92.41%
Two or more races41.07%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Joy Population by Race

Joy Population Pyramid 2024

Joy Median Age

38.8

Total

38.4

Male

40.7

Female

Joy Adults

There are 292 adults, (73 of whom are seniors) in Joy.

Joy Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Joy Sex Ratio

Female18850.27%
Male18649.73%

Joy Population by Age

Joy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1472.548119
Married763.2589.510.5
Non Family521.257525
Female15366.733.3
Male44.255050
showing: 5 rows

3.22

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Joy Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Joy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Joy Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.46%.

Joy Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,917

Average Earnings

$41,761

Average Male

$26,563

Average Female

Joy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Joy Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Joy Language

99.41% of Joy residents speak only English, while 0.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.59% of the population.

Joy Language

Joy Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3615214.4%
Multiple4375%
Other22100%
Hispanic22100%
showing: 4 rows

15.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.48%

Male Poverty Rate

19.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Joy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Joy is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Joy is White, with 14.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.47%.

Joy Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School14.57%
Some College2.74%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Joy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed80%
Male Unemployed66.67%
Female Employed8.54%
Male Employed4.81%
showing: 4 rows

Joy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Joy Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Joy Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

60.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Joy Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Joy Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Joy Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Joy Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

14

Number of Veterans

14

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Joy Veterans by War

count

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Joy Veterans by Age

count

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Joy Veterans by Race

Joy Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Joy Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Joy Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Joy Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Joy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.01%

Born in Joy

97.59%

Native Born

2.41%

Foreign Born

2.41%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.59% of Joy residents were born in the United States, with 77.01% having been born in Illinois. 2.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Joy Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029355-1-0.28%
2028356-1-0.28%
2027357-1-0.28%
2026358-1-0.28%
2025359-1-0.28%
2024360-1-0.28%
2023361-1-0.28%
2022362-1-0.28%
2021363-4-1.09%
2020367-17-4.43%
2019384-4-1.03%
2018388-1-0.26%
201738910.26%
2016388-8-2.02%
2015396-3-0.75%
2014399-5-1.24%
2013404-4-0.98%
2012408-6-1.45%
2011414-2-0.48%
2010416
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Joy Population by Year