Mount Joy Township’s roots date back to 1759. Since that time the growth of local population centers has expanded into the 28-square-mile Township, primarily around Elizabethtown and Mount Joy Boroughs. The latest population estimate provided by the U.S. Census Bureau is 10,800 as of the 2016 estimate.
The 2020 Mount Joy Township municipal tax millage rate is 2.74 mills, which includes 0.70 mills set aside to fund fire protection services provided by four volunteer fire companies. One mill of tax is $1 per $1,000 of a property’s assessed value. This equates to a $411 municipal property tax bill on a property assessed at $150,000. A short history of the tax rate is shown in the chart below (* = County Reassessment year). The 2020 budget is available for download or viewing as a PDF.
INTERESTING FACT: Mount Joy Township is unique amongst the 60 Lancaster County municipalities because we have two school districts in the municipality: Donegal School District and Elizabethtown Area School District. Cloverleaf Road is essentially the dividing line between the two districts. EASD on the west, Donegal on the east.