Mount Pleasant, SC

81,309 Population
45.1 square miles 1,723.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.7%
was 1.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in SC
Population Density
1,723.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
57.6%
was 50.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
5.8%
was 4.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in SC
Percent Under 18
25.2%
was 24.8%
Ranked 2nd Highest in SC
Percent 65 and Over
15.2%
was 12.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in SC

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.8
was 3.8
Ranked 1st Lowest in SC
Percent Living in Poverty
5.1%
was 5.6%
Ranked 1st Lowest in SC
Median Household Income
$82,826
was $84,057
Ranked 1st Highest in SC
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.6
38.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
3.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
165.3
was 159.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,578.7
was 1,950.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
34,752
was 29,840
Ranked 4th Highest in SC
Median Rent
$1,405
was $1,209
Ranked 1st Highest in SC
Total Building Permits
1,211
was 1,087
 
Occupied Housing Units
31,982
was 28,482
 
Homeownership Rate
73.0%
was 72.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in SC
Single Family Building Permits
796
was 492
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
770.1
was 661.2
Ranked 2nd Highest in SC
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.3%
was 14.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in SC
Multifamily Building Permits
415
was 595
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 2nd Highest in SC
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
40.6
was 35.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
16.2
was 15.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.9%
was 98.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.9%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
97.8%
was 98.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in SC
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
64.6%
was 60.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in SC

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