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 92,398 people and 16 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.
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 16.34% 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.
Mount Pleasant is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
If knowledge is power, Mount Pleasant is a pretty powerful place. 65.28% of the adults in Mount Pleasant have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Mount Pleasant in 2018 was $59,505, which is wealthy relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,020 for a family of four.
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 English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Mount Pleasant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.