Joy, Illinois Population 2022

364
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Joy is a city located in Mercer County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 364, it is the 997th largest city in Illinois and the 21030th largest city in the United States. Joy is currently declining at a rate of -1.09% annually and its population has decreased by -2.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 372 in 2020. Spanning over 0 miles, Joy has a population density of 851 people per square mile.

The average household income in Joy is $50,392 with a poverty rate of 13.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $756 per month, and the median house value is $67,800. The median age in Joy is 39.9 years, 33.7 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Joy Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Joywas:

  • White: 99.66%
  • Two or more races: 0.34%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Joy, Illinois is 364 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 372.

Joy, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29199.66%
Two or More Races10.34%
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Joy Population by Race

Joy Population Pyramid 2022

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Joy Median Age

42.5


Total

39.2


Male

44.9


Female

Joy Adults

There are 243 adults, (52 of whom are seniors) in Joy.

Joy Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Joy Sex Ratio

Female

147

50.34%

Male

145

49.66%

Joy Population by Age

Joy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Joy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
Non Family80.8%19.2%
All78%22%
Female54.5%45.5%
Male0%100%

78.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Joy Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1272.378
Married623.182.3
Male240
Female113.1854.5
Non Family521.180.8

2.97

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Joy Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20.95%
9th to 12th Grade209.48%
High School Graduate9344.08%
Some College5626.54%
Associates Degree199.00%
Bachelors Degree125.69%
Graduate Degree94.27%
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Joy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Joy Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20818821
2+ Races11
Hispanic2

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.10%.

Joy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,292$39,479$18,750
Less Than 9th Grade$7,188$$
High School Graduate$28,750$39,792$16,250
Some College$30,000$50,972$20,536
Bachelors Degree$36,250$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,292

Average Earnings

$39,479

Average Male

$18,750

Average Female

Joy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Joy Language by Age

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Joy Language

96.70% of Joy residents speak only English, while 3.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.93% of the population.

Joy Language

Joy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2773010.83%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic88100.00%

13.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.79%

Male Poverty Rate

12.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Joy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Joy is White, with 10.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Joy is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.70%.

Joy Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.27%
High School11.83%
Some College1.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%

Joy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.53%
Male Unemployed17.65%
Female Employed2.86%
Female Unemployed60.00%

Joy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Joy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,156$53,941
Families$57,083$64,488
Married Families$68,333-
Non Families$38,409$38,092
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Income by Household Type

Joy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Joy Married by Age and Sex

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Joy Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Joy Marital Status by Race

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Joy Marital Status

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17

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam9
Korea
World War II

Joy Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 643
65 to 743
75+11

Joy Veterans by Age

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Joy Veterans by Race

Joy Veterans by Education

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23.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Joy Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

Joy Employment by Age

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Joy Employment by Race

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Joy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.47%

Born in Joy

98.97%

Native Born

1.03%

Foreign Born

1.03%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.97% of Joy residents were born in the United States, with 67.47% having been born in Illinois. 1.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Joy Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20104170.00%
2011413-4-0.96%
2012409-4-0.97%
2013405-4-0.98%
2014401-4-0.99%
2015397-4-1.00%
2016393-4-1.01%
2017389-4-1.02%
2018385-4-1.03%
2019381-4-1.04%
2020372-9-2.36%
2021368-4-1.08%
2022364-4-1.09%

Joy Population by Year