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Population in 2012: 8,741 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.1%
 

Males: 4,381  (50.1%)
Females: 4,360  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  37.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52641.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,495 (it was $35,558 in 2000)
Mount Pleasant:

$41,495
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,206

Mount Pleasant city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,942 (it was $78,200 in 2000)
Mount Pleasant:

$104,942
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,274; Detached houses: $107,857; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,291; In 2-unit structures: $76,423; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $88,292; Mobile homes: $26,118

Median gross rent in 2012: $576.

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  • White alone - 7,344 (84.1%)
  • Hispanic - 507 (5.8%)
  • Asian alone - 455 (5.2%)
  • Black alone - 320 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 101 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 10 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Pleasant: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.7%), Irish (13.6%), English (8.1%), United States (7.4%), Swedish (4.0%), Norwegian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/15/1856

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 7.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,136 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Mount Pleasant:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Pleasant city:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

613 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia).

This city:  7.0%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Mount Pleasant, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Mount Pleasant to the number of sex offenders is 1,457 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,406 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,666 (1.6%)

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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 ).

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.97 N, Longitude: 91.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,699 (+42.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,726 (74.4%)

Area code: 319

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Crime rates in Mount Pleasant by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000100000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.011.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100252121413
per 100,000 11.40.00.023.456.822.711.222.811.445.711.534.3
Robberies 000011001010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.011.411.30.00.011.40.011.50.0
Assaults 17179152914322327361711
per 100,000 194.5193.6104.3175.5329.4158.8358.8261.9307.5411.4195.1125.6
Burglaries 1973594577615855715834
per 100,000 217.379.734.8690.2511.1873.6684.0660.4626.4811.3665.7388.3
Thefts 524435207178197198168157169156153
per 100,000 594.8501.0405.52421.62021.62235.12220.21912.81788.21931.21790.41747.4
Auto thefts 5121913121116127152
per 100,000 57.211.423.2222.3147.6136.1123.3182.2136.780.0172.222.8
Arson 001123123115
per 100,000 0.00.011.611.722.734.011.222.834.211.411.557.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 87.862.539.6230.2233.1205.9217.9199.3192.1248.6176.0145.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Iowa average:

1.72

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +709 (+8.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Mount Pleasant-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 143% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Mount Pleasant:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Mount Pleasant, IA

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: 662; 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: 2,087)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 45 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • University of Iowa (about 49 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Western Illinois University (about 58 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,446)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 64 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 64 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 65 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,699)

Public high schools in Mount Pleasant:

Private high school in Mount Pleasant:

  • MT PLEASANT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 1505 E WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Pleasant:

See full list of schools located in Mount Pleasant, School District: MOUNT PLEASANT COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

 
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 and their reported violations in the past:

GREEN VALLEY MHC (Address: 1815 WHALEY DR , Population served: 160, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2000), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-20-2000), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2000), St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2001)
MCWHIRTER CHEVROLET (Address: HWY 34 W , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-09-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-09-2001), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2001), St BCA signed (DEC-14-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2001), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2001), St BCA signed (DEC-14-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-03-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2001), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-17-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-05-2000 to OCT-06-2000), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-19-2000 to APR-03-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-29-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-13-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • COUNTRY SIDE MHP (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.2%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.2% for Black residents, 61.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 3.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mount Pleasant, IA

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)

Mount Pleasant compared to Iowa state average:

Mount Pleasant, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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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

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

  • Best Western Mt Pleasant Inn, 810 N Grand Ave, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641 , Phone: (319) 385-2102, Fax: (319) 385-3223
  • Super 8 Motel Mt Pleasant, 1000 N Grand Ave, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641 , Phone: (319) 385-8888, Fax: (319) 385-4522
  • Rodeway Inn Mount Pleasant, 1100 N Grand Ave, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641 , Phone: (319) 385-2004, Fax: (319) 385-8324
  • Brazelton Hotel, 1200 E Baker, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641 , Phone: (319) 385-0571, Fax: (319) 385-3464
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Mount Pleasant travel time to work - commute


Mount Pleasant mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (18%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.36%
Here48.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Mennonite Church USA
Adherents25.1%13.9%10.2%8.8%8.3%
Congregations23.7%2.6%2.6%7.9%7.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents5.7%4.7%4.1%3.3%15.8%
Congregations2.6%2.6%2.6%2.6%44.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Henry County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

28.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 4$15,675$47,0258$2,199
Police Protection - Officers 14$48,166$41,2850$0
Police - Other 1$2,223$26,6761$673
Firefighters 0$0 26$5,973
Streets and Highways 6$17,579$35,1580$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,063
Sewerage 1$2,849$34,1880$0
Parks and Recreation 4$10,807$32,4211$877
Water Supply 10$44,415$53,2980$0
Electric Power 12$49,616$49,6160$0
Local Libraries 3$7,782$31,1288$5,285
Other and Unallocable 12$36,088$36,0882$1,056
Totals for Government 67$235,200$42,12547$17,126

Mount Pleasant government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,391,000 ($159.14)
    Libraries: $272,000 ($31.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $195,000 ($22.31)
    Air Transportation: $178,000 ($20.36)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,441,000 ($736.87)
    Water Utilities: $1,647,000 ($188.42)
    Police Protection: $792,000 ($90.61)
    Sewerage: $703,000 ($80.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $554,000 ($63.38)
    General - Other: $471,000 ($53.88)
    Libraries: $381,000 ($43.59)
    Regular Highways: $328,000 ($37.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $317,000 ($36.27)
    Central Staff Services: $146,000 ($16.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $128,000 ($14.64)
    Financial Administration: $82,000 ($9.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $69,000 ($7.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $37,000 ($4.23)
    Air Transportation: $28,000 ($3.20)
    General Public Buildings: $25,000 ($2.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000 ($2.40)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $244,000 ($27.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,617,000 ($184.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $154,000 ($17.62)
    General - Other: $40,000 ($4.58)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($3.20)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($2.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $8,000 ($0.92)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,120,000 ($356.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $165,000 ($18.88)

Mount Pleasant government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,746,000 ($199.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $314,000 ($35.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $161,000 ($18.42)
    All Other: $141,000 ($16.13)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $32,000 ($3.66)
    Air Transportation: $4,000 ($0.46)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $166,000 ($18.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($3.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $107,000 ($12.24)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $513,000 ($58.69)
    Interest Earnings: $149,000 ($17.05)
    Rents: $88,000 ($10.07)
    Sale of Property: $65,000 ($7.44)
    Fines and Forfeits: $47,000 ($5.38)
    Special Assessments: $6,000 ($0.69)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,500,000 ($743.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,541,000 ($176.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $733,000 ($83.86)
    All Other: $556,000 ($63.61)
  • Tax - Property: $2,941,000 ($336.46)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $696,000 ($79.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $166,000 ($18.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $82,000 ($9.38)
    Other License: $45,000 ($5.15)

Mount Pleasant government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,316,000 ($3582.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,999,000 ($3317.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,427,000 ($849.67)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,110,000 ($584.60)

Mount Pleasant government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,191,000 ($708.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,492,000 ($170.69)

6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Des Moines County, IA  0.89% ($26,892 average AGI)
from Lee County, IA  0.55% ($30,675)
from Washington County, IA  0.41% ($26,767)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Des Moines County, IA  1.03% ($35,026 average AGI)
to Washington County, IA  0.43% ($24,281)
to Johnson County, IA  0.42% ($28,226)

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)



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
Businesses in Mount Pleasant, IA
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1Subway1
KFC1Taco Bell1
MasterBrand Cabinets3True Value1
McDonald's1U-Haul1
New Balance2UPS3
Nike1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Mount Pleasant, IA


Mount Pleasant on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
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