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Mount Joy is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,410 at the 2010 census.Name and originMount Joy is often named in lists of "delightfully-named towns" in Pennsylvania Dutchland, along with Intercourse, Blue Ball, Lititz, Bareville, Bird-in-Hand and Paradise.The name is often shortened to Mt Joy, as in Mencken (1963), but this is incorrect, since the "mount" in Mount Joy does not refer to a mountain. The town's name is actually derived from the sailing ship that the original settlers traveled across the Atlantic in, a replica of which is mounted along Main Street in current day Mount Joy.General informationZIP code: 17552Area code: 717Local phone codes: 492, 653, 928GeographyMount Joy is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.3 square miles, all of it land. It is considered to be part of the Appalachians.DemographicsThe 2010 United States Census reports the following demographics for Mount Joy Borough: Total population: 7,410 Male: 3,624 Female: 3,786 Hispanic or Latino: 549 White: 6,809 African American: 187 Asian: 58 American Indian and Alaska Native: 20 Identified by two or more: 170
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