Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Population 2020

94,932

Mount Pleasant is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 94,932, it is the 4th largest city in South Carolina (after Phoenix, Charleston, and Columbia) and the 345th largest city in the United States. Mount Pleasant is currently growing at a rate of 3.04% annually and its population has increased by 39.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,843 in 2010. Spanning over 58 miles, Mount Pleasant has a population density of 1,924 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Pleasant is $133,426 with a poverty rate of 4.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,533 per month, and the median house value is $441,600. The median age in Mount Pleasant is 41.2 years, 39.6 years for males, and 42.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males.

Mount Pleasant Demographics

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

  • White: 91.92%
  • Black or African American: 4.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.03%
  • Asian: 1.40%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Other race: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is 94,932, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 89,338.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,843.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White76,94091.92%
Black or African American3,5924.29%
Two or More Races1,6992.03%
Asian1,1711.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native1730.21%
Some Other Race800.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander450.05%

Mount Pleasant Population Pyramid 2020

Mount Pleasant Median Age

41.2


Total

39.6


Male

42.4


Female

Mount Pleasant Adults

There are 63,918 adults, (13,203 of whom are seniors) in Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Pleasant Sex Ratio

Female

42,830

51.17%

Male

40,870

48.83%

Mount Pleasant Households and Families

Mount Pleasant Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mount Pleasant Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All70.9%29.1%
Male66%34%
Female60.9%39.1%
Non Family46.6%53.4%

70.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,2082.5170.9
Married19,3103.0885.9
Non Family10,8541.3246.6
Female2,1923.0160.9
Male8523.3666

3.05

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mount Pleasant Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4910.82%
9th to 12th Grade7571.26%
High School Graduate7,22712.05%
Some College10,03116.73%
Associates Degree4,1826.97%
Bachelors Degree23,15538.61%
Graduate Degree14,13223.56%

Mount Pleasant Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White54,23253,38835,055
Black2,5812,441574
Hispanic1,3291,236563
Asian939822561
Multiple Races867795466
Native American14014056
Islander4545
Other Race332615

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 64.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,723$73,418$46,124
Less Than High School$27,051$35,078$25,451
High School Grad$36,513$50,920$29,554
Some College$39,395$51,261$33,315
Bachelors Degree$62,141$80,568$47,434
Graduate Degree$91,321$111,149$63,750

$56,723

Average Earnings

$73,418

Average Male

$46,124

Average Female

Mount Pleasant Language

Mount Pleasant Language by Age

Mount Pleasant Language

94.24% of Mount Pleasant residents speak only English, while 5.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.37% of the population.

Mount Pleasant Poverty

Mount Pleasant Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White74,4052,9023.90%
Multiple1,69932419.07%
Black3,4472768.01%
Asian1,17123920.41%
Hispanic2,3741767.41%
Native1732413.87%
Other8078.75%

4.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.89%

Male Poverty Rate

5.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Pleasant

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Pleasant is Asian, with 20.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Pleasant is White, with 3.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.09%
High School7.38%
Some College5.18%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.17%
Female Unemployed13.67%
Female Employed3.35%
Male Employed1.16%

Mount Pleasant Income

Mount Pleasant Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$97,176$133,426
Families$123,739$162,264
Married Families$138,039-
Non Families$55,982$72,149

Mount Pleasant Marital Status

Mount Pleasant Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Pleasant Married by Age and Sex

Mount Pleasant 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 Marital Status by Race

Mount Pleasant Veterans

5,685

Number of Veterans

5,274

Male Veterans

411

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,988
First Gulf War1,468
Second Gulf War1,287
Korea458
World War II376
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,2779.02%
Black2378.32%
Hispanic21715.17%
2 or More12712.97%
Indian3525.00%
Asian90.94%

$Mount Pleasant Veterans by Education

3.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Pleasant Employment Status

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Pleasant 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

35.61%

Born in South Carolina

95.14%

Native Born

4.86%

Foreign Born

2.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.14% of Mount Pleasant residents were born in the United States, with 35.61% having been born in South Carolina. 2.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202094,9322,7973.04%
201992,1352,7973.13%
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%