Mount Pleasant, TN
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Mount Pleasant is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,790 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mount Pleasant is the 129th largest community in Tennessee.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mount Pleasant is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.03% of the Mount Pleasant workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mount Pleasant is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Pleasant who work in office and administrative support (8.39%), management occupations (8.13%), and teaching (7.94%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mount Pleasant has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mount Pleasant a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Mount Pleasant, just 11.92% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mount Pleasant in 2010 was $17,381, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,524 for a family of four. However, Mount Pleasant contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Mount Pleasant also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.14% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Mount Pleasant is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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, German, African, and Scots-Irish.

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

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