Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Population 2019

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina's estimated population is 89,338 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is the 4th largest city in South Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1979.67 people/mi² (764.35 people/km²).

The overall median age is 40 years, 38.4 years for males, and 41.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.5 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is $90,454, while the mean household income is $122,343.

Mount Pleasant Sc Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Pleasant Sc was:

  • White: 90.93%
  • Black or African American: 4.56%
  • Two or more races: 2.60%
  • Asian: 1.50%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%

How Many People Live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina?

89,338
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201889,3382,5912.99%
201786,7472,7973.33%
201683,9502,8763.55%
201581,0743,6744.75%
201477,4003,0234.06%
201374,3772,7513.84%
201271,6262,3673.42%
201169,2591,2981.91%
201067,96120,3523.62%
200047,60917,5014.69%
199030,10815,6447.61%
198014,4648,3098.92%
19706,1551,0391.87%
19605,1163,4165.66%
19401,700-600-0.75%
19002,3000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White73,349
Black or African American3,679
Two or More Races2,096
Asian1,213
American Indian and Alaska Native141
Some Other Race134
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander49

Mount Pleasant Sc Population Pyramid 2019

Mount Pleasant Sc Median Age

40


Total

38.4


Male

41.2


Female

Mount Pleasant Sc Adults

There are 61,453 adults, (12,313 of whom are seniors) in Mount Pleasant Sc.

Mount Pleasant Sc Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Pleasant Sc Sex Ratio

Female

41,792

51.81%

Male

38,869

48.19%

Mount Pleasant Sc Households and Families

Mount Pleasant Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mount Pleasant Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
Male72.9%27.1%
All71.3%28.7%
Female64.1%35.9%
Non Family49.1%50.9%

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,0632.571.3
Married17,8463.0885.7
Non Family10,9041.3549.1
Female2,2603.0464.1
Male1,0533.5572.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mount Pleasant Sc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4490.78%
9th to 12th Grade7431.30%
High School Graduate7,42912.96%
Some College10,14317.70%
Associates Degree3,8696.75%
Bachelors Degree21,46837.46%
Graduate Degree13,20123.04%

Mount Pleasant Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White51,76150,99732,412
Black2,5712,413521
Hispanic1,1151,008600
Multiple Races982907591
Asian930823541
Native American11811864
Islander4949
Other Race332415

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 62.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,269$70,625$43,120
Less Than High School$26,638$33,304$
High School Grad$36,400$49,522$27,619
Some College$37,098$50,325$30,825
Bachelors Degree$61,176$80,823$46,202
Graduate Degree$84,278$102,928$64,592

$53,269

Average Earnings

$70,625

Average Male

$43,120

Average Female

Mount Pleasant Sc Language

Mount Pleasant Sc Language by Age

Mount Pleasant Sc Language

93.92% of Mount Pleasant Sc residents speak only English, while 6.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.49% of the population.

Mount Pleasant Sc Poverty

Mount Pleasant Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White71,2353,3774.74%
Black3,54635510.01%
Multiple1,94133417.21%
Hispanic2,1461707.92%
Asian1,21314812.20%
Native1412719.15%
Other13485.97%

5.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.36%

Male Poverty Rate

6.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Pleasant Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Pleasant Sc is Native, with 19.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Pleasant Sc is White, with 4.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.54%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.24%
High School8.23%
Some College5.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.42%
Male Unemployed19.21%
Female Employed4.25%
Male Employed2.12%

Mount Pleasant Sc Income

Mount Pleasant Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$90,454$122,343
Families$118,591$150,461
Married Families$129,833-
Non Families$53,712$65,604

Mount Pleasant Sc Marital Status

Mount Pleasant Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Pleasant Sc Married by Age and Sex

Mount Pleasant Sc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mount Pleasant Sc Marital Status by Race

Mount Pleasant Sc Veterans

5,216

Number of Veterans

4,794

Male Veterans

422

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,837
First Gulf War1,290
Second Gulf War1,070
Korea539
World War II274

Mount Pleasant Sc Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,8628.67%
Black1786.17%
2 or More11810.87%
Hispanic1119.13%
Indian3630.51%
Asian222.31%

Mount Pleasant Sc Veterans by Education

1.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Pleasant Sc Employment Status

69.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Pleasant Sc Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

36.85%

Born in South Carolina

95.19%

Native Born

4.81%

Foreign Born

2.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.19% of Mount Pleasant Sc residents were born in the United States, with 36.85% having been born in South Carolina. 2.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.