Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Population 2023

97,689

Mount Pleasant is a city located in Charleston County South Carolina. With a 2023 population of 97,689, it is the 4th largest city in South Carolina and the 364th largest city in the United States.Mount Pleasant is currently growing at a rate of 2.41% annually and its population has increased by 7.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 90,801 in 2020. Spanning over 58 miles, Mount Pleasant has a population density of 1,980 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Pleasant is $138,416 with a poverty rate of 6.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Pleasant is 40.8 years, 38.4 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Mount Pleasant Demographics

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

  • White: 91.36%
  • Black or African American: 4.11%
  • Two or more races: 2.36%
  • Asian: 1.85%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Other race: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is 97,689 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 90,801.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mount Pleasant Population by Race

Mount Pleasant Population Pyramid 2023

Mount Pleasant Median Age

40.8

Total

38.4

Male

42.9

Female

Mount Pleasant Adults

There are 68,914 adults, (14,917 of whom are seniors) in Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Pleasant Sex Ratio

Female45,32950.70%
Male44,08149.30%

Mount Pleasant Population by Age

Mount Pleasant Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.01

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Pleasant Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mount Pleasant Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Pleasant Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.08%.

Mount Pleasant Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$60,485

Average Earnings

$76,541

Average Male

$47,625

Average Female

Mount Pleasant Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Pleasant Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mount Pleasant Language

94.09% of Mount Pleasant residents speak only English, while 5.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.08% of the population.

Mount Pleasant Language

Mount Pleasant Poverty by Race

rate

6.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.98%

Male Poverty Rate

6.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Pleasant

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Pleasant is Other, with 35.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Pleasant is White, with 4.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.34%.

Mount Pleasant Poverty

Mount Pleasant Poverty Rate by Education

Mount Pleasant Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Pleasant Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Pleasant Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Pleasant Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mount Pleasant Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mount Pleasant Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mount Pleasant Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,414

Number of Veterans

6,062

Male Veterans

352

Female Veterans

Mount Pleasant Veterans by War

Mount Pleasant Veterans by Age

count

Mount Pleasant Veterans by Race

Mount Pleasant Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Pleasant Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.8%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Pleasant Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Pleasant Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Pleasant Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

34.19%

Born in Mount Pleasant

93.33%

Native Born

5.14%

Foreign Born

2.32%

Non Citizen

2.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.33% of Mount Pleasant residents were born in the United States, with 34.19% having been born in South Carolina. 2.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mount Pleasant Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Mount Pleasant Population by Year