Mount Pleasant, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 8,497 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 4,467  (52.6%)
Females: 4,030  (47.4%)
Median resident age:

35.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52641.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,766 (it was $35,558 in 2000)
Mount Pleasant:

$52,766
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,394 (it was $16,824 in 2000)

Mount Pleasant city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,017 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Mount Pleasant:

$142,017
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $156,091; detached houses: $161,728; townhouses or other attached units: $118,075; in 2-unit structures: $93,418; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,520; mobile homes: $61,576

Median gross rent in 2017: $651.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Pleasant: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 45.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 79.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mount Pleasant, IA (2017)
    • 6,79679.1%White alone
    • 6767.9%Hispanic
    • 5776.7%Asian alone
    • 3864.5%Black alone
    • 1992.3%Two or more races
    • 360.4%American Indian alone

Races in Mount Pleasant detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Mount Pleasant, Iowa as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mount Pleasant is 330 to 1.


Crime rates in Mount Pleasant by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(56.8)
2
(22.7)
1
(11.2)
2
(22.8)
1
(11.4)
4
(45.7)
1
(11.5)
3
(34.3)
1
(11.5)
1
(11.6)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(11.4)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(329.4)
14
(158.8)
32
(358.8)
23
(261.9)
27
(307.5)
36
(411.4)
17
(195.1)
11
(125.6)
10
(115.4)
6
(69.4)
11
(131.1)
13
(155.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
45
(511.1)
77
(873.6)
61
(684.0)
58
(660.4)
55
(626.4)
71
(811.3)
58
(665.7)
34
(388.3)
70
(808.1)
68
(786.7)
N/A59
(706.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
178
(2,022)
197
(2,235)
198
(2,220)
168
(1,913)
157
(1,788)
169
(1,931)
156
(1,790)
153
(1,747)
174
(2,009)
123
(1,423)
128
(1,526)
143
(1,713)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(147.6)
12
(136.1)
11
(123.3)
16
(182.2)
12
(136.7)
7
(80.0)
15
(172.2)
2
(22.8)
9
(103.9)
7
(81.0)
18
(214.6)
9
(107.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(22.7)
3
(34.0)
1
(11.2)
2
(22.8)
3
(34.2)
1
(11.4)
1
(11.5)
5
(57.1)
1
(11.5)
1
(11.6)
2
(23.8)
1
(12.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)243.2214.8227.3207.9200.3259.3183.6151.4177.6145.1170.7157.7

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City-data.com crime index in Mount Pleasant, IA

Crime rate in Mount Pleasant detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (27.2%), American (12.4%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.0%), Swedish (3.4%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/15/1856

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 7.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,104 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Pleasant, Iowa map

544 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 1.6% Latin America).

This city:

6.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,052 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,137 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (47.7 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (176.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (209.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Westwood, IA (2.0 miles),
Rome, IA (2.6 miles),
New London, IA (2.9 miles ),
Salem, IA (2.9 miles ),
Mount Union, IA (3.2 miles),
Lockridge, IA (3.3 miles ),
Olds, IA (3.4 miles ),
Hillsboro, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.97 N, Longitude: 91.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,922 (+34.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,456 (66.3%)

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Mount Pleasant, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mount Pleasant, IA in 2017
Mount Pleasant satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $308,100
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $171,200
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 17 buildings, average cost: $158,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Mount Pleasant, IA residents
Average permit cost in Mount Pleasant, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Mount Pleasant, IA
Historical housing units in Mount Pleasant, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +709 (+8.8%).
Most common industries in Mount Pleasant, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Mount Pleasant, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)

Average climate in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Mount Pleasant-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the Mount Pleasant city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/25/1965, a category F3 tornado 14.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Pleasant-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 261.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 244.7 miles away from Mount Pleasant center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 284.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 288.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from Mount Pleasant center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 261.7 miles away from Mount Pleasant center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Pleasant topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mount Pleasant:

  • HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 407 S WHITE ST)
  • HOSPICE OF CENTRAL IOWA-MT PLEASANT (204 SOUTH JEFFERSON STREET SUITE 103)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (1200 EAST WASHINGTON STREET)
  • ARBOR COURT (701 EAST MAPLELEAF DRIVE)
  • HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (401 SOUTH VAN BUREN)
  • PLEASANT MANOR CARE CENTER (413 NORTH BROADWAY STREET)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - MOUNT PLEASANT (507 S WHITE ST)
  • CROSSROADS HOME CARE AND HOSPICE L C (SAUNDERS PARK)

Airports and heliports located in Mount Pleasant:

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Amtrak station:

MOUNT PLEASANT (418 N. ADAMS ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Mount Pleasant:

  • Iowa Wesleyan College (Full-time enrollment: 595; Location: 601 N Main Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.iwc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Pleasant:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 23 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 45 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 48 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Western Illinois University (about 58 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 64 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 64 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 65 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

Public high schools in Mount Pleasant:

Private high school in Mount Pleasant:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Pleasant:

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Library in Mount Pleasant:

  • MOUNT PLEASANT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $354,513; Location: 307 E MONROE SUITE 101; 45,866 books; 2,024 audio materials; 1,989 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 141 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • I love how the "Institutionalized Population Percentage" is shown as significantly above average. I would like to add that this is, in part, because we have Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility and Mental Health Institute. However, most of us who live in town are relatively stable (as long as we take our medication).
  • College/University in Mt. Pleasant: Iowa Wesleyan College (est. 1842, enrollment 750)
  • College/University in Mt. Pleasant: Iowa Wesleyan College (est. 1842, enrollment 750)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mount Pleasant: J and J Camping (A), Mount Pleasant (B), Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility (C), PEO Memorial Building (D), McKibbin Hall (E), Sheaffer-Trieschmann Hall (F), Chadwick Library (G), Science Hall (H), Hershey Hall (I), Student Union (J), Henry County Law Library (K), Henry County Courthouse (L), Mount Pleasant Public Library (M), Mount Pleasant Police Department (N), Van Allen House Heritage Center (O), Mount Pleasant Fire Department (P), Henry County Sheriffs Department (Q), Henry County Home (R), Mount Pleasant City Hall (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Pleasant include: Pleasant View Mennonite Church (A), Jesus Only Church of Christ (B), Open Bible Standard Church (C), Bible Missionary Church (D), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Saint Alphonsus Church (F), Christian Science Society (G), Lincoln Street Baptist Church (H), United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest Home Cemetery (1), Williford Cemetery (2), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: East Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mount Pleasant include: McMillan Park (1), East Lake Park (2), Central Park (3), First Courthouse in Iowa Historical Marker (4), James Harlan State Historical Marker (5), James A Throop Home Historical Marker (6), Pioneer Church School Historical Marker (7), First Home in Mount Pleasant Historical Marker (8), First College West of the Mississippi Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Midwest Old Threshers - Theatre & Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 405 East Thresher Road), Henry County Tourism Association (502 West Washington Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (Highway 218 North), Ramada Limited (1200 East Baker Street), Starlight Motel (610 East Washington Street), Amerihost Inn Mt. Pleasant (1100 N Grand Ave), Heartland Inn (810 North Grand Avenue), CLS Hospitality Inc (401 North Main Street).

Court: Juvenile Court Services (129 North Jefferson Street).

Birthplace of: James Van Allen - Nuclear physicist, Christie Vilsack - First Lady of Iowa, Jonathan Shipley (writer) - Short story writer, Carmine Boal - Politician, Larry Lawrence (American football) - Football player, Samuel M. Shortridge - Politician.

Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mount Pleasant that have no violations reported:

  • GREEN VALLEY MHC (Address: 1815 WHALEY DR , Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • COUNTRY SIDE MHP (Address: 1815 WHALEY DR , Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Pleasant in 2010:

  • 906 people in state prisons
  • 359 people in college/university student housing
  • 108 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Mount Pleasant in 2000:

  • 997 people in state prisons
  • 248 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 73 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 59 people in nursing homes
  • 49 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 49 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Mount Pleasant (2011 data):

  • Wayland State Bank: at 301 South Main Street, branch established on 1932/05/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $77.6 mil, Deposits: $62.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Heartway Bancorporation
  • Two Rivers Bank & Trust: Mount Pleasant Branch at 100 West Washington Street, branch established on 1999/12/01. Info updated 2010/07/26: Bank assets: $668.0 mil, Deposits: $455.8 mil, headquarters in Burlington, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Two Rivers Financial Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Mt. Pleasant Branch at 301 East Washington Street, branch established on 1891/02/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Pilot Grove Savings Bank: Mount Pleasant Branch at 410 South Grand Avenue, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $376.5 mil, Deposits: $325.6 mil, headquarters in Pilot Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Pilot Grove Savings Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan

For population 15 years and over in Mount Pleasant:

Marital status in Mount Pleasant, IA
  • Never married: 37.5%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Pleasant:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mount Pleasant
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mount Pleasant, IA (based on Henry County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,33422
Evangelical Protestant2,57223
Catholic1,0851
Other3313
None10,823-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Here:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henry County:

7.8%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

28.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Mount Pleasant:

28.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mount Pleasant:

19.5%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mount Pleasant:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.7%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

56.2%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.7%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Pleasant, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$60,353$51,7310$0
Water Supply 10$59,093$70,9120$0
Electric Power 10$57,463$68,9560$0
Other and Unallocable 9$40,707$54,2761$985
Streets and Highways 7$22,409$38,4150$0
Local Libraries 4$9,995$29,9856$4,858
Parks and Recreation 4$13,352$40,0561$89
Other Government Administration 4$20,894$62,6827$1,673
Police - Other 1$2,936$35,2320$0
Sewerage 1$2,821$33,8520$0
Firefighters 0$0 26$7,783
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,118
Totals for Government 64$290,023$54,37942$16,506

Mount Pleasant government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,270,000 ($267.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $286,000 ($33.66)
    Regular Highways: $122,000 ($14.36)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $14,149,000 ($1665.18)
    Water Utilities: $4,157,000 ($489.23)
    Police Protection: $1,089,000 ($128.16)
    Sewerage: $830,000 ($97.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $720,000 ($84.74)
    General - Other: $546,000 ($64.26)
    Regular Highways: $477,000 ($56.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $431,000 ($50.72)
    Libraries: $346,000 ($40.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $181,000 ($21.30)
    Central Staff Services: $167,000 ($19.65)
    Financial Administration: $115,000 ($13.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $104,000 ($12.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $47,000 ($5.53)
    Air Transportation: $28,000 ($3.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($3.18)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($1.77)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $114,000 ($13.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $728,000 ($85.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $605,000 ($71.20)
    Electric Utilities: $361,000 ($42.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $104,000 ($12.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,634,000 ($663.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $115,000 ($13.53)

Mount Pleasant government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,727,000 ($203.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $441,000 ($51.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000 ($19.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $28,000 ($3.30)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $302,000 ($35.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $119,000 ($14.00)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($2.12)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $636,000 ($74.85)
    Rents: $105,000 ($12.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($5.18)
    Sale of Property: $25,000 ($2.94)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($0.82)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,197,000 ($2023.89)
    Water Utilities: $4,169,000 ($490.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,139,000 ($134.05)
    Other: $541,000 ($63.67)
  • Tax - Property: $4,046,000 ($476.17)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $843,000 ($99.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $227,000 ($26.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $74,000 ($8.71)
    Other License: $55,000 ($6.47)

Mount Pleasant government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,929,000 ($2816.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,735,000 ($1969.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,194,000 ($846.65)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $40,000 ($4.71)

Mount Pleasant government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $474,000 ($55.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,708,000 ($1848.65)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $908,000 ($106.86)

5.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Des Moines County, IA  0.87% ($35,877 average AGI)
from Washington County, IA  0.54% ($39,475)
from Lee County, IA  0.43% ($37,031)


6.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Des Moines County, IA  0.87% ($40,369 average AGI)
to Washington County, IA  0.45% ($40,735)
to Johnson County, IA  0.40% ($51,167)
Businesses in Mount Pleasant, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets3U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS3
New Balance2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Pleasant:

  • KILJ (1130 AM; daytime; 0 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Pleasant:

  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Pleasant:

  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Mount Pleasant fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Mount Pleasant fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 73Number of bridges
  • 951ft / 290mTotal length
  • 202,420Total average daily traffic
  • 32,903Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Mount Pleasant, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 71950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 362000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mount Pleasant, IA

2012 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2012 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 47 took place in 2017, and the least - 28 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Mount Pleasant, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (53.2%), and Structure Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mount Pleasant, IA
    • 11553.2%Outside Fires
    • 7032.4%Structure Fires
    • 2813.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Pleasant, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Pleasant, Iowa:

  • Best Western Mt Pleasant Inn, 810 N Grand Ave, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 , Phone: (319) 385-2102, Fax: (319) 385-3223
  • Super 8 Motel Mt Pleasant, 1000 N Grand Ave, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 , Phone: (319) 385-8888, Fax: (319) 385-4522
  • Rodeway Inn Mount Pleasant, 1100 N Grand Ave, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 , Phone: (319) 385-2004, Fax: (319) 385-8324
  • Brazelton Hotel, 1200 E Baker, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641 , Phone: (319) 385-0571, Fax: (319) 385-3464
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Most common first names in Mount Pleasant, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7876.4 years
Mary7782.8 years
William6279.4 years
James5475.2 years
Robert5374.2 years
Charles5375.8 years
Helen4285.5 years
Ruth3878.1 years
George3876.8 years
Alice3782.4 years
Most common last names in Mount Pleasant, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5278.3 years
Miller4078.3 years
Johnson3379.0 years
Anderson2679.5 years
Scarff2179.9 years
Ford2176.8 years
Messer2180.6 years
Peterson2080.6 years
Brown2080.8 years
Wilson1880.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Pleasant, IA
  • 83.4%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Pleasant, IA
  • 61.4%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mount Pleasant compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
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