Mount Pleasant, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mount Pleasant, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Pleasant had a population of 1,691 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Pleasant ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Pleasant is located at latitude 35.407 and longitude -80.4327 in Cabarrus County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Pleasant (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cabarrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The Town of Mount Pleasant (GNIS ID: 2406212) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Mount Pleasant is located within Township 8-Mount Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cabarrus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Pleasant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mount Pleasant, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,691
Population in Households 1,642
Population in Familes 1,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 507
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 631
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $215,000
Average Home Value $301,619


Median Household Income $53,151
Average Household Income $69,124
Per Capita Income $26,332
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.88%
Households 0.31% 0.81%
Families 1.1% 0.67%
Median Household Income   -0.04%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Pleasant, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Pleasant to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 348 53rd
Population Density1 # 448 40th
Diversity Index2 # 666 10th
Median Household Income # 145 81st
Per Capita Income # 209 72nd

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