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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Mount Pleasant is a town located in Charleston County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 47,609.


\nMount Pleasant is located at 32°49'23" North, 79°50'44" West (32.823189, -79.845477)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 128.3 km² (49.5 mi²). 108.5 km² (41.9 mi²) of it is land and 19.8 km² (7.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 15.44% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 47,609 people, 19,025 households, and 12,860 families residing in the town. The population density is 438.8/km² (1,136.5/mi²). There are 20,197 housing units at an average density of 186.2/km² (482.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.17% White, 7.25% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 19,025 households out of which 33.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% are married couples living together, 8.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% are non-families. 24.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 2.99. In the town the population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.3 males. The median income for a household in the town is $61,054, and the median income for a family is $71,165. Males have a median income of $50,673 versus $31,640 for females. The per capita income for the town is $30,823. 5.0% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.3% are under the age of 18 and 6.6% are 65 or older.