Best Places to Live in Joy, Illinois

Small city complex - Northwest Illinois straddling Mississippi River at Iowa border, 175 miles west of Chicago
Pros
-Small-town atmosphere
-Cost of living
-Air service
Cons
-Violent crime rate
-Economic cycles
-Flood risk


What Bert Has To Say About Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metro Area

The “Quad Cities” span the Mississippi River and the Illinois-Iowa border. Davenport and Bettendorf form the Iowa component, and Moline and Rock Island are on the Illinois side. The area, also called the “Breadbasket of America,” is a center for agriculture, particularly known as the headquarters of machinery manufacturer John Deere (in Moline), and the heart of the Corn Belt. Highlights include an attractive setting in the Mississippi Valley, a slow pace and friendly people. Cost of living is below Iowa and Illinois averages, but violent crime rates are surprisingly high and the economy is strongly connected to the farming industry.


QUICK FACTS

City: Joy
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 594 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Joy is 5.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Joy jobs have decreased by 0.16%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Joy's cost of living is 22.70% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Joy's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Joy's population is 392 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -13.27%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Joy is $62,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.15%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Joy public schools spend $10,180 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Joy. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Joy

It's not a good time to buy in Joy. Home Appreciation is down -0.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Joy Real Estate.

The median home price in Joy is $62,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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