Mount Pleasant SC is a suburban town in the metropolitan area of Charleston, South Carolina, located in Charleston County. It is the fifth largest municipality in South Carolina. As of 2006, the town had an estimated population of 59,113 with predictions of 95,000 by 2025. It is the 3rd largest municipality in this metro behind Charleston and North Charleston.
What was once a quaint little town where everyone knew each other has grown to be a thriving community within the last 15 years.
Once accessible only via daily ferries from the peninsula, this coastal city with its protected harbor, natural beauty and perfect climate is one of the best places to live in the nation. Mt. Pleasant has maintained its "small town" feeling, despite tremendous growth in recent years.
Now the 6th largest city in the State, this town was recently named one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. Couple that with one of the best school systems in the county and it's easy to see why growing families, baby boomers and retirees find Mt. Pleasant SC to be a special place to call home.
Mt. Pleasant SC is a community rich with history and with culture. The historic district called the Old Village boasts grand homes that rival those found in downtown Charleston. Patriots Point Maritime and Naval Museum, home of the USS Yorktown, provides for a day full of seafaring history. Shem Creek is home to a fleet of local fishing & shrimp boats, deep sea fishing boats to charter as well as award winning restaurants. The newly built Towne Centre, an urban outdoor mall is a shopping and dining destination for both residents and visitors. Major national retailers, in addition to upscale boutiques, provide a diverse shopping experience...something for everyone!
There were 19,025 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the town the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 adult females, there were 88.3 adult males.
The median income for a household in the town was $61,054, and the median income for a family was $71,165. Males had a median income of $50,673 versus $31,640 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,823. About 3.2% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.