Mount Pleasant is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,051 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Mount Pleasant is the 161st largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mount Pleasant is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.62% 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 sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Pleasant who work in sales jobs (11.32%), office and administrative support (9.39%), and teaching (5.98%).
One of the benefits of Mount Pleasant is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.81 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The rate of college-level education in Mount Pleasant is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.83% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mount Pleasant in 2010 was $15,762, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,048 for a family of four. However, Mount Pleasant contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Mount Pleasant also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 54.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Pleasant include German, English, Irish, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Mount Pleasant's cultural character, accounting for 25.75% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Mount Pleasant is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.