Joy, Illinois Population 2021

372
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Joy is a city located in Mercer County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 372, it is the 962nd largest city in Illinois and the 14534th largest city in the United States . Joy is currently declining at a rate of -1.33% annually and its population has decreased by -10.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 417 in 2010. Joy reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 0 miles, Joy has a population density of 870 people per square mile.

The average household income in Joy is $50,392 with a poverty rate of 12.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $713 per month, and the median house value is $64,800. 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: 99.22%
  • Two or more races: 0.52%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Joy, Illinois is 372 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 382.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 417.

Joy, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38199.22%
Two or More Races20.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native10.26%
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Joy Population by Race

Joy Population Pyramid $2021

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Joy Median Age

39.9


Total

33.7


Male

42.5


Female

Joy Adults

There are 322 adults, (56 of whom are seniors) in Joy.

Joy Age Dependency

44.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Joy Sex Ratio

Female

187

48.70%

Male

197

51.30%

Joy Population by Age

Joy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Joy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male42.9%57.1%
Female52.9%47.1%
All74.2%25.8%
Married76.6%23.4%
Non Family79.2%20.8%

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Joy Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1782.1674.2
Non Family771.1279.2
Married773.0376.6
Female172.7152.9
Male72.7142.9

2.85

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Joy Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade20.75%
9th to 12th Grade217.92%
High School Graduate12346.42%
Some College6926.04%
Associates Degree269.81%
Bachelors Degree176.42%
Graduate Degree72.64%
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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
White26224024
Hispanic1
2+ Races11
Native American11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.16%.

Joy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,329$38,611$16,250
Less Than 9th Grade$8,750$$
High School Graduate$30,938$39,545$15,000
Some College$28,750$$21,406
Bachelors Degree$34,250$$33,500
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,329

Average Earnings

$38,611

Average Male

$16,250

Average Female

Joy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Joy Language by Age

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Joy Language

97.29% of Joy residents speak only English, while 2.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Joy Language

Joy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3663910.66%
Hispanic1010100.00%

12.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.20%

Male Poverty Rate

12.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Joy

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Joy is White, with 10.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.00%.

Joy Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.78%
Bachelors or Greater8.33%
High School6.50%
Some College2.11%

Joy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed14.29%
Male Unemployed8.70%
Female Employed7.48%
Male Employed1.68%

Joy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Joy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,438$50,392
Families$54,583$60,281
Married Families$61,875-
Non Families$37,031$36,756
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Income by Household Type

Joy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

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 45-54, 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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24

Number of Veterans

24

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10
Second Gulf War6
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War

Joy Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+10
35 to 545
65 to 744
55 to 644
18 to 341

Joy Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White237.19%
2+ Races1100.00%

Joy Veterans by Race

Joy Veterans by Education

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16.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Joy Veterans by Education

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77.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

11.7%

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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67.45%

Born in Joy

98.96%

Native Born

1.04%

Foreign Born

1.04%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.96% of Joy residents were born in the United States, with 67.45% having been born in Illinois. 1.04% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021372-5-1.33%
2020377-5-1.31%
2019382-5-1.29%
2018387-1-0.26%
2017388-2-0.51%
2016390-6-1.52%
2015396-3-0.75%
2014399-5-1.24%
2013404-4-0.98%
2012408-6-1.45%
2011414-2-0.48%
20104160.00%

Joy Population by Year