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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Mount Pleasant is 72,379, which is 52.03% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 17.83% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Mount Pleasant population density is 1,375.88 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 147.63 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Mount Pleasant is white, which represent 92.07% of the total population. The average Mount Pleasant education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 72,379. #4

Population Growth Since 2000, #32

Mount Pleasant, SC
South Carolina

Population Density, #58

Mount Pleasant, SC
1,375.88 per square mile
South Carolina
147.63 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:66,639 (92.07%, #52)
Black:3,203 (4.43%, #340)
Hispanic:2,033 (2.81%, #162)
Asian:1,280 (1.77%, #62)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):97 (0.13%, #133)
One Race, Other:56 (0.08%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,104 (1.53%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:193 (15.08%, see rank)
Chinese:848 (66.25%, see rank)
Filipino:68 (5.31%, see rank)
Japanese:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Korean:27 (2.11%, see rank)
Vietnamese:144 (11.25%, see rank)
Asian, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

63,274 (87.42%) out of the total population of 72,379 reported first ancestry.

 Mount Pleasant, SC% of the Total PopulationSouth CarolinaU.S.
Arab1360.19%, see rank0.22%0.56%
Czech2270.31%, see rank0.16%0.47%
Danish1900.26%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch1,1111.53%, see rank0.92%1.40%
English10,43814.42%, see rank9.17%8.02%
French3,1044.29%, see rank2.15%3.34%
German13,16518.19%, see rank10.08%15.03%
Greek4740.65%, see rank0.29%0.41%
Hungarian3000.41%, see rank0.27%0.46%
Irish12,30217.00%, see rank9.62%10.80%
Italian4,6796.46%, see rank2.87%5.52%
Norwegian3830.53%, see rank0.37%1.42%
Polish1,9462.69%, see rank1.30%3.01%
Portuguese1000.14%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian1,1081.53%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2,4423.37%, see rank2.38%0.99%
Scottish3,2684.52%, see rank2.21%1.72%
Subsaharan African1440.20%, see rank0.88%0.95%
Swedish9271.28%, see rank0.47%1.27%
Swiss3650.50%, see rank0.16%0.30%
Ukrainian3590.50%, see rank0.18%0.31%
American7,1649.90%, see rank12.63%7.12%
Welsh6560.91%, see rank0.50%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 34,755 (48.02%, see rank)
Females: 37,624 (51.98%, see rank)

Mount Pleasant, SC
Male: 48.02%
Female: 51.98%
South Carolina
Male: 48.62%
Female: 51.38%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Mount Pleasant, SC
38.60 years old
South Carolina
38.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Mount Pleasant, SC
37.50 years old
South Carolina
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Mount Pleasant, SC
39.40 years old
South Carolina
39.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Mount Pleasant, SC% of the Total PopulationSouth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years4,2305.84%, see rank6.25%6.36%
5 to 9 years5,8028.02%, see rank6.40%6.51%
10 to 14 years4,4076.09%, see rank6.38%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,7625.20%, see rank6.71%6.85%
20 to 24 years3,5834.95%, see rank7.35%7.13%
25 to 34 years10,33514.28%, see rank12.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years11,09115.32%, see rank12.61%12.96%
45 to 54 years10,64714.71%, see rank13.82%14.09%
55 to 64 years8,78612.14%, see rank12.93%12.29%
65 to 74 years5,4347.51%, see rank8.82%7.64%
75 to 84 3,1794.39%, see rank4.30%4.25%
85 years and over1,1231.55%, see rank1.59%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Mount Pleasant, SCSouth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population50,595, 100%3,163,095209,056,129
Less Than High School1,218, 2.41%, see rank14.97%13.67%
High School Graduate6,482, 12.81%, see rank29.98%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree13,360, 26.41%, see rank29.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree19,121, 37.79%, see rank16.17%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree10,414, 20.58%, see rank9.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#15.38, see rank13.2813.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Mount Pleasant, SC South CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,98648.23%51.77%72.21%27.79%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)7,73281.09%, see rank18.91%, see rank91.32%8.68%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)3,67185.56%, see rank14.44%, see rank91.63%8.37%90.60%9.40%
College2,93884.62%, see rank15.38%, see rank79.41%20.59%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,34178.52%, see rank21.48%, see rank69.51%30.49%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Mount Pleasant, SCSouth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households29,101, 100%1,795,715116,211,092
Average Household Size2.47, see rank2.562.63
1 Person Households7,906, 27.17%, see rank27.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households21,195, 72.83%, see rank72.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)18,962, 65.16%, see rank67.06%66.22%
Average Family Size3.05, see rank3.203.32
Married-Couple Family15,566, 53.49%, see rank47.27%48.42%
Nonfamily Households10,139, 34.84%, see rank32.94%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Mount Pleasant, SC%South CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total57,940see rank3,827,572252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over27,446100%, see rank1,841,777123,281,364
Never Married7,51327.37%, see rank34.62%35.77%
Married16,68260.78%, see rank52.83%52.04%
Widowed8983.27%, see rank2.93%2.57%
Divorced2,3538.57%, see rank9.62%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over30,494100%, see rank1,985,795129,692,771
Never Married7,47424.51%, see rank28.93%29.48%
Married17,32256.80%, see rank49.09%49.19%
Widowed2,1967.20%, see rank10.44%9.16%
Divorced3,50211.48%, see rank11.54%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Mount Pleasant, SC%South CarolinaU.S.
Native69,04095.39%, see rank95.21%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence26,20836.21%, see rank58.27%58.73%
Born in Different State41,69957.61%, see rank35.87%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1,1331.57%, see rank1.07%1.42%
Foreign Born3,3394.61%, see rank4.79%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2,1262.94%, see rank1.72%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,2131.68%, see rank3.07%7.09%
Born In Europe1,1421.58%, see rank0.80%1.53%
Born In Asia7631.05%, see rank1.05%3.82%
Born In Africa810.11%, see rank0.18%0.55%
Born In Oceania930.13%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America8701.20%, see rank2.57%6.83%
Born In Northern America3900.54%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Mount Pleasant, SC%South CarolinaU.S.
English26,80792.12%, see rank92.57%79.39%
Spanish9433.24%, see rank4.28%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages9163.15%, see rank1.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages3961.36%, see rank1.00%3.36%
Other390.13%, see rank0.25%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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