Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Population 2021

95,314
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Mount Pleasant is a city located in Charleston County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 95,314, it is the 4th largest city in South Carolina (after Charleston, Columbia, and North Charleston) and the 346th largest city in the United States . Mount Pleasant is currently growing at a rate of 1.94% annually and its population has increased by 40.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,843 in 2010. Mount Pleasant reached it's highest population of 95,314 in 2021. Spanning over 58 miles, Mount Pleasant has a population density of 1,932 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Pleasant is $138,416 with a poverty rate of 4.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,629 per month, and the median house value is $461,000. The median age in Mount Pleasant is 40.9 years, 38.7 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Mount Pleasant Demographics

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

  • White: 91.58%
  • Black or African American: 4.25%
  • Two or more races: 2.05%
  • Asian: 1.80%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is 95,314 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 89,869.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,843.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White79,65691.58%
Black or African American3,6944.25%
Two or More Races1,7862.05%
Asian1,5691.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native1960.23%
Some Other Race810.09%
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Mount Pleasant Population by Race

Mount Pleasant Population Pyramid $2021

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Mount Pleasant Median Age

40.9


Total

38.7


Male

42.7


Female

Mount Pleasant Adults

There are 66,257 adults, (13,950 of whom are seniors) in Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Pleasant Sex Ratio

Female

44,239

50.86%

Male

42,743

49.14%

Mount Pleasant Population by Age

Mount Pleasant Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mount Pleasant Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All72.3%27.7%
Male66.9%33.1%
Female65.5%34.5%
Non Family47.6%52.4%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Pleasant Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,0792.5472.3
Married19,6513.1387.6
Non Family11,3151.3647.6
Female2,2753.0465.5
Male8383.2866.9

3.09

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Mount Pleasant Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5740.93%
9th to 12th Grade9901.60%
High School Graduate7,19511.66%
Some College9,19114.89%
Associates Degree4,3397.03%
Bachelors Degree24,30139.38%
Graduate Degree15,12324.51%
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Mount Pleasant Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Pleasant Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White55,87254,91937,068
Black2,6082,380603
Hispanic1,2461,089591
Asian1,086929627
2+ Races929816484
Native American15815861
Other Race473929

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 66.34%.

Mount Pleasant Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,635$80,065$48,721
Less Than 9th Grade$26,324$46,731$16,424
High School Graduate$41,859$52,437$31,920
Some College$41,046$53,345$32,838
Bachelors Degree$68,187$89,839$50,365
Graduate Degree$86,916$113,281$63,384

$60,635

Average Earnings

$80,065

Average Male

$48,721

Average Female

Mount Pleasant Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Pleasant Language by Age

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Mount Pleasant Language

93.64% of Mount Pleasant residents speak only English, while 6.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.95% of the population.

Mount Pleasant Language

Mount Pleasant Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White77,2312,5593.31%
Asian1,56955035.05%
Black3,57442411.86%
Multiple1,78637921.22%
Hispanic2,383823.44%
Native1963015.31%
Other81911.11%

4.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.70%

Male Poverty Rate

5.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Pleasant

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Pleasant is Asian, with 35.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Pleasant is White, with 3.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.23%.

Mount Pleasant Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.37%
High School5.77%
Some College5.16%
Bachelors or Greater2.30%

Mount Pleasant Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.52%
Female Unemployed14.34%
Female Employed3.69%
Male Employed1.84%

Mount Pleasant Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Pleasant Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$103,232$138,416
Families$132,592$168,006
Married Families$145,734-
Non Families$60,296$76,873
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Income by Household Type

Mount Pleasant Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Pleasant Married by Age and Sex

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Mount Pleasant Marriage

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

Mount Pleasant Marital Status by Race

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Mount Pleasant Marital Status

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5,626

Number of Veterans

5,218

Male Veterans

408

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,139
First Gulf War1,523
Second Gulf War1,304
Korea397
World War II312

Mount Pleasant Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,579
35 to 541,247
75+1,239
55 to 641,119
18 to 34442

Mount Pleasant Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,2558.71%
Black2699.13%
Hispanic20415.06%
2+ Races494.68%
Native American4125.95%
Asian120.91%

Mount Pleasant Veterans by Race

Mount Pleasant Veterans by Education

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1.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Pleasant Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Pleasant Employment by Age

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Mount Pleasant Employment by Race

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Mount Pleasant Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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34.94%

Born in Mount Pleasant

94.82%

Native Born

5.18%

Foreign Born

2.86%

Non Citizen

2.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.82% of Mount Pleasant residents were born in the United States, with 34.94% having been born in South Carolina. 2.86% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202195,3141,8151.94%
202093,4991,8151.98%
201991,6841,8152.02%
201889,8692,5742.95%
201787,2952,8193.34%
201684,4762,8593.50%
201581,6173,6804.72%
201477,9373,0314.05%
201374,9062,7343.79%
201272,1722,3653.39%
201169,8071,2981.89%
201068,50920,9003.71%
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%

Mount Pleasant Population by Year