Mount Pleasant, SC
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Mount Pleasant is a larger medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 81,317 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Mount Pleasant is the fourth largest community in South Carolina.

Mount Pleasant home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Mount Pleasant real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Mount Pleasant is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mount Pleasant is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Pleasant who work in management occupations (17.20%), sales jobs (16.00%), and office and administrative support (9.26%).

Also of interest is that Mount Pleasant has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Mount Pleasant telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.92% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Mount Pleasant is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mount Pleasant a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mount Pleasant has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mount Pleasant’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Mount Pleasant is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Mount Pleasant. 58.75% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mount Pleasant in 2010 was $44,071, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,284 for a family of four. However, Mount Pleasant contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Mount Pleasant home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Pleasant residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Pleasant include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Mount Pleasant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.