Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 74,885 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +57.3%
Males: 36,732  (49.1%)
Females: 38,153  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29466.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $84,057 (it was $61,054 in 2000)
Mount Pleasant:

$84,057
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $39,216 (it was $30,823 in 2000)

Mount Pleasant town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $381,800 (it was $180,000 in 2000)
Mount Pleasant:

$381,800
SC:

$139,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $417,280; Detached houses: $440,973; Townhouses or other attached units: $304,787; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,671; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $233,961; Mobile homes: $43,661

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,209.

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  • Races in Mount Pleasant, SC (2013)

    Mount Pleasant races chart
    • 66,18990.8%White alone
    • 3,4824.8%Black alone
    • 1,7832.4%Hispanic
    • 1,0791.5%Asian alone
    • 8091.1%Two or more races
    • 650.09%American Indian alone
    • 410.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mount Pleasant: 96.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.6%), Irish (14.4%), English (12.4%), United States (10.5%), Scottish (4.5%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 24 feet

Land area: 41.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,788 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Pleasant,SC real estate house value index trend

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Mount Pleasant:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 60.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Pleasant town:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

3,042 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.0% Latin America, 0.5% North America, 0.5% Asia).

This town:

4.1%
South Carolina:

4.8%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mount Pleasant to the number of sex offenders is 71,875 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,482 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,408 (0.4%)

Mount Pleasant satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charleston, SC (8.5 miles , pop. 96,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (174.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (560.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sullivan's Island, SC (2.0 miles ), Isle of Palms, SC (2.2 miles ), Charleston, SC (2.9 miles ), James Island, SC (3.0 miles ), Wando, SC (3.0 miles ), North Charleston, SC (3.3 miles ), Hanahan, SC (3.3 miles ), Folly Beach, SC (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 819 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 1998: 915 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 1999: 1553 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2000: 1109 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2001: 790 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2002: 885 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2003: 930 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2004: 960 buildings, average cost: $202,500
  • 2005: 845 buildings, average cost: $247,400
  • 2006: 829 buildings, average cost: $245,800
  • 2007: 361 buildings, average cost: $317,600
  • 2008: 230 buildings, average cost: $328,300
  • 2009: 161 buildings, average cost: $314,400
  • 2010: 226 buildings, average cost: $325,500
  • 2011: 269 buildings, average cost: $325,100
  • 2012: 492 buildings, average cost: $325,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.82 N, Longitude: 79.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,944 (-7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 14,318 (36.5%)

Area code: 843

Mount Pleasant household income distribution Mount Pleasant home values distribution

Crime rates in Mount Pleasant by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 01000100220
per 100,000 0.01.90.00.00.01.60.00.02.92.90.0
Rapes 161212117173435
per 100,000 2.111.221.621.018.711.525.44.45.84.47.1
Robberies 342421362248322324276
per 100,000 69.844.837.963.037.479.047.734.035.039.38.6
Assaults 5563119146167168166113125126142
per 100,000 112.8117.5214.6255.6283.9276.6247.7167.1182.3183.6202.8
Burglaries 169162190181191201202204192175172
per 100,000 346.7302.2342.6316.9324.6330.9301.4301.6280.1255.0245.7
Thefts 1,4271,1531,0721,0069961,1271,1141,1161,0409981,000
per 100,000 2,927.82,150.61,932.91,761.41,692.91,855.31,662.01,649.91,517.01,454.11,428.2
Auto thefts 110806710860728855456158
per 100,000 225.7149.2120.8189.1102.0118.5131.381.365.688.982.8
Arson 81222316003
per 100,000 16.41.93.63.53.44.91.58.90.00.04.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.1) 215.6177.8192.4205.1191.4209.1192.1148.4150.7148.6136.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mount Pleasant detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 167 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
South Carolina average:

2.44

Mount Pleasant tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +16,364 (+52.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Mount Pleasant: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mount Pleasant-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/11/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.1 miles away from the Mount Pleasant town center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Pleasant-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 18.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 22.2 miles away from Mount Pleasant center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 169.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 15.5 miles away from Mount Pleasant center
On 11/8/2002 at 13:29:03, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Charleston County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Pleasant topographic map

Birthplace of: Abraham J. Turner - Army general, Dexter Coakley - Football player, Temoc Suarez - Soccer player-coach, Amanda Baker - Television actor, Ben Hollingsworth - Soccer player, Kevin Warzynski - College basketball player (Kent State Golden Flashes).

Hospitals and medical centers in Mount Pleasant:

  • CAROLINA HOSPICE CARE INC (410 MILL ST SUITE 401)
  • EAST COOPER MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2000 HOSPITAL DR)
  • MOUNT PLEASANT HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 3500 HIGHWAY 17 NORTH)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CHARLESTON COUNTY (901 VON KOLNITZ RD)
  • MT PLEASANT DIALYSIS CENTER (1028 E-WALL STREET)
  • FRANKE HEALTH CARE CENTER (1885 RIFLE RANGE ROAD)
  • SANDPIPER REHAB AND NURSING (1049 ANNA KNAPP BOULEVARD)

Airports located in Mount Pleasant:

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Amtrak station near Mount Pleasant:

  • 10 miles: CHARLESTON (N. CHARLESTON, 4565 GAYNOR AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

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

  • College of Charleston (about 7 miles; Charleston, SC; Full-time enrollment: 10,974)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (about 7 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina (about 7 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,683)
  • Trident Technical College (about 13 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 13,125)
  • Charleston Southern University (about 18 miles; Charleston, SC; FT enrollment: 3,012)
  • South Carolina State University (about 75 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,481)
  • Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College (about 76 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 2,113)

Public high school in Mount Pleasant:

  • WANDO HIGH (Students: 3382; Location: 1000 Warrior Way; Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Mount Pleasant:

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 681 MCCANTS DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TRIDENT ACADEMY (Students: 88; Location: 1455 WAKENDAW RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Mount Pleasant:

Private elementary/middle schools in Mount Pleasant:

  • CHRIST OUR KING-STELLA MARIS SCHOOL (Students: 736; Location: 1183 RUSSELL DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE O'QUINN SCHOOL - EAST COOPER (Students: 302; Location: 955 HOUSTON NORTHCUTT BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MT PLEASANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LEARNING CENTER (Students: 200; Location: 302 HIBBEN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONTESSORI OF MT PLEASANT (Students: 88; Location: 414 WHILDEN ST; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable locations in Mount Pleasant: Wando Park Industrial Park (A), Anna Knapp Plaza (B), Brookgreen Town Center (C), Center Oak Plaza (D), Fairmont Plaza (E), Market Center (F), Mount Pleasant Town Center (G), National Crossing (H), Northcutt Plaza (I), Queensborough Center (J), Shoppes at Park West (K), Shops of Mount Pleasant (L), The Commons (M), Wando Crossing (N), Wando Plantation (O), Patriots Point Golf Links (P), Snee Farm Country Club Office (Q), Charleston Harbor Marina (R), Tolers Cove Marina (S), Crab Bank (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Brickyard Falls Shopping Center (1), Mount Pleasant Square Shopping Center (2), Seaside Farms Shopping Center (3), Shelmore Shopping Center (4), Sweetgrass Shopping Center (5), Village Pointe Shopping Center (6), Sea Island Shopping Center (7), Patriots Plaza Shopping Center (8), Moultrie Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Pleasant include: Christ Episcopal Church (A), Ebenezer Church (B), Freewill Church (C), Friendship African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Good Shepherd Church (E), Goodwill Church (F), Greater Olive Branch Church (G), Holy Trinity Church (H), Long Point Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ocean Grove Cemetery (1), Confederate Cemetery (2), Venning Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Woodlawn (A), Lake Wackedaw (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Shem Creek (A), Wando River (B), Rathall Creek (C), Wagner Creek (D), Molasses Creek (E), Toomer Creek (F), Hobcaw Creek (G), Darrell Creek (H), Alston Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mount Pleasant include: Mount Pleasant Sports Complex (1), Mount Pleasant Historic District (2), USS Yorktown State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Patriots Point Naval Museum (Patriots Point) (1), Yorktown (Museums; Patriots Point) (2), Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (Historical Places & Services; 1240 Long Point Road) (3), Carolina Coin Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1090 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard Suite C) (4), Bella Vita Retreat (1115 Shadow Lake Circle) (5), Spinz (613 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard) (6), McRae William H (1235 Long Point Road) (7), Boone Hall Plantation (Boone Hall Plantatio) (8), Coastal Expeditions Tours Kayak (Tours & Charters; 514 Mill Street Suite B) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Marriott Residence Inn (1116 Isle Of Palms Connec) (1), Quality Inn & Suites (196 Patriots Point Road) (2), Comfort Inn East (310 US 17 Bypass) (3), Hampton Inn Charleston-Mt Pleasant-Patri (255 Sessions Way) (4), Days Inn (261 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard) (5), Extended Stayamerica (304 Wingo Way) (6), Hilton Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina (20 Patriots Point Road) (7), Hampton Inn & Suites Isle of Palms (1104 Isle Of Palms Connector) (8), Fort Moultrie Motel (1330 Stuart Engals Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: MT Pleasant Town - Municipal Court (100 Ann Edwards Lane) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Charleston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.1. This is about average.

City:

68.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0779. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0779
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.754. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.754
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 0.00364. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00364
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.6%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.3% for Black residents, 6.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.5% for American Indian residents, 1.0% for other race residents, 5.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.0%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.9%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Pleasant in 2010:

  • 544 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Mount Pleasant in 2000:

  • 496 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Mount Pleasant compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with most branches in Mount Pleasant (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Long Point Road Branch, Mt Pleasant Towne Centre Night Depos, Mount Pleasant Main, Wando Crossing Branch, Mount Pleasant By-Pass Branch, The Market At Oakland Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SouthCoast Community Bank: Southcoast Community Bank, Coleman Branch, Messenger Service Branch, I-Bank, Park West Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $425.3 mil, Deposits: $318.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Southcoast Financial Corporation
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: 602 Hwy 17-N By-Pass Branch, 822 Coleman Boulevard Branch, Mount Pleasant Branch, Long Point Road Branch, Proprietors Place Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Mathis Ferry Branch, Mount Pleasant Square Bi-Lo Branch, Ivy Hall Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Coleman Blvd Branch, 17 North Branch, Johnnie Dodds Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Anna Knapp Branch, Brookgreen Town Center Branch, Sweetgrass Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Tidelands Bank: at 875 Lowcountry Boulevard, branch established on 2003/10/06; Park West Branch at 1100 Park West Boulevard, branch established on 2007/06/30. Info updated 2011/10/13: Bank assets: $532.3 mil, Deposits: $446.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Tidelands Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Mt. Pleasant Branch at 1210 Ben Sawyer Boulevard, branch established on 1996/09/30; Towne Centre Branch at 1200 Two Islands Court, branch established on 2003/03/03. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Mt. Pleasant Branch at 885 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, branch established on 1933/01/01; Mount Pleasant North Branch at 2692 N. Highway 17, branch established on 2001/11/29. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • 13 other banks with 14 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina:

  • Hampton Inn Patriots Point, 255 Sessions Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 , Phone: (843) 881-3300, Fax: (843) 881-6288
  • Holiday Inn - Charleston, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 , Phone: (843) 884-6000, Fax: (843) 881-1786
  • Shem Creek Inn, 1401 Shrimp Boat Ln, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 , Phone: (843) 881-1000, Fax: (843) 849-6969
  • Rodeway Inn, 310 Hwy 17 Byp, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 , Phone: (843) 884-5853, Fax: (843) 881-6279
  • Quality Inn & Suites At Patriots Point, 196 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 , Phone: (843) 856-8817, Fax: (843) 856-8818
  • Extended Stay America, 304 Wingo Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 , Phone: (843) 884-4453, Fax: (843) 884-3926
  • Mainstay Suites, 400 Mcgrath Darby Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 , Phone: (843) 881-1722, Fax: (843) 881-1723
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 259 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 , Phone: (843) 971-7070
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
South Carolina average:

12.0

Mount Pleasant travel time to work - commute Mount Pleasant mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Mount Pleasant town (based on Charleston County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant77,602223
Mainline Protestant47,209106
Black Protestant37,531103
Catholic26,00319
Other8,68824
Orthodox8502
None152,326-
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: 88
Charleston County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Charleston County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 140
Charleston County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 393
Here:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Charleston County:

25.5%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 27$110,921$49,2980$0
Other Government Administration 43$163,756$45,6990$0
Judicial and Legal 19$53,887$34,0340$0
Police Protection - Officers 126$532,093$50,6760$0
Police - Other 29$91,352$37,8010$0
Firefighters 105$416,221$47,5680$0
Fire - Other 2$5,537$33,2220$0
Streets and Highways 6$33,480$66,9600$0
Solid Waste Management 55$170,613$37,2250$0
Parks and Recreation 75$224,015$35,84285$44,185
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$12,359$37,0770$0
Natural Resources 4$18,460$55,3800$0
Other and Unallocable 19$54,743$34,5750$0
Totals for Government 514$1,887,437$44,06585$44,185

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,850,000 ($131.54)
    Sewerage: $9,123,000 ($121.83)
    Water Utilities: $6,387,000 ($85.29)
    General - Other: $6,035,000 ($80.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,333,000 ($71.22)
    Regular Highways: $5,317,000 ($71.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,210,000 ($56.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,841,000 ($51.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,205,000 ($42.80)
    Central Staff Services: $3,033,000 ($40.50)
    Financial Administration: $1,711,000 ($22.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $889,000 ($11.87)
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,745,000 ($23.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $11,633,000 ($155.34)
    Public Welfare - Other: $101,000 ($1.35)
    Central Staff Services: $48,000 ($0.64)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($0.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.05)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,200,000 ($256.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,158,000 ($122.29)
    All Other: $6,326,000 ($84.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,648,000 ($22.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $600,000 ($8.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,578,000 ($21.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,024,000 ($13.67)
    General Revenue, NEC: $804,000 ($10.74)
    Rents: $544,000 ($7.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,742,000 ($156.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,325,000 ($44.40)
    All Other: $1,213,000 ($16.20)
  • Tax - Property: $27,422,000 ($366.19)
    Public Utility License: $9,405,000 ($125.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,816,000 ($50.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,034,000 ($40.52)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,730,000 ($36.46)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $58,310,000 ($778.66)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,388,000 ($646.16)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,874,000 ($465.70)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $30,000,000 ($400.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $29,610,000 ($395.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,135,000 ($228.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,621,000 ($48.35)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,300,000 ($17.36)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,715,000 ($22.90)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $603,000 ($8.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,203,000 ($1044.31)

9.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.80%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($334 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.09%
South Carolina average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berkeley County, SC  1.54% ($33,722 average AGI)
from Dorchester County, SC  0.99% ($32,712)
from Richland County, SC  0.30% ($41,580)


8.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($692 average AGI)
Charleston County:

0.11%
South Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Berkeley County, SC  1.72% ($36,861 average AGI)
to Dorchester County, SC  1.29% ($30,599)
to Richland County, SC  0.21% ($31,730)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Pleasant:

  • WZJY (1480 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WIQB (1050 AM; 25 kW; CONWAY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMA (1250 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSCC (730 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXTC (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLESTON, SC)
  • WQSC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC,)
  • WQNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQTK (950 AM; 10 kW; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: KIRKMAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMZ (910 AM; 1 kW; DORCHESTER TERR.-BRE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WQIZ (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: RADIO PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Pleasant:

  • WEZL (103.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFCH (88.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WSSX-FM (95.1 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLY (102.5 FM; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRFQ (104.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • W220CN (91.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W205BJ (88.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WSUY (96.9 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAVF (96.1 FM; HANAHAN, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCI (89.3 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WWWZ (93.3 FM; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALC (100.5 FM; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSSP (94.3 FM; GOOSE CREEK, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYBB (98.1 FM; FOLLY BEACH, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WCOO (105.5 FM; KIAWAH ISLAND, SC; Owner: L.M. COMMUNICATIONS II OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WMGL (101.7 FM; RAVENEL, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNKT (107.5 FM; ST. GEORGE, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNI (106.3 FM; LADSON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WJZX (99.7 FM; HOLLYWOOD, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Pleasant:

  • W21BX (Channel 21; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJRB-LP (Channel 18; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: RAUL INFANTE, JR.)
  • WCBD-TV (Channel 2; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHD-LP (Channel 49; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: IZZO LIVING TRUST)
  • WCSC-TV (Channel 5; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCSC, INC.)
  • WITV (Channel 7; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WCIV (Channel 4; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WCIV, LLC)
  • WMMP (Channel 36; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WMMP LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WTAT-TV (Channel 24; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: WTAT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WJEA-LP (Channel 12; CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: CHARLES S. NAMEY)
  • WJWJ-TV (Channel 16; BEAUFORT, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJNI-LP (Channel 57; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • WTBD-LP (Channel 22; NORTH CHARLESTON, SC; Owner: THOMAS B. DANIELS)
  • W26CF (Channel 26; SUMMERVILLE, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Mount Pleasant fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 756m2,480ftTotal length
  • $856,000Total costs
  • 604,093Total average daily traffic
  • 51,073Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 201990-1999
  • 82000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mount Pleasant, SC
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mount Pleasant)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Mount Pleasant, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 148 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mount Pleasant)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Mount Pleasant)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 55 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED203$238,541554$316,9322,253$268,45950$157,567248$259,2873$138,043
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$240,91233$303,982134$313,1825$117,78019$256,0511$124,760
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$216,33073$307,111623$308,19123$132,00262$231,2353$91,087
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN28$238,66693$310,671436$285,9574$137,78551$233,8340$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$224,27017$378,151114$262,7163$209,39315$225,8860$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0046.01 , 0046.04, 0046.05, 0046.06, 0046.07, 0047.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED187$246,90756$280,18624$202,632
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$333,87026$286,6017$391,736
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$285,1828$290,2813$270,850
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$286,2265$363,5864$163,448
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$309,2934$465,6882$244,650

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0046.01 , 0046.04, 0046.05, 0046.06, 0046.07, 0047.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 186
  • Hazardous Condition: 192
  • Service Call: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Mount Pleasant

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Pleasant, SC
Most common first names in Mount Pleasant, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23773.1 years
James18772.1 years
William18373.1 years
Mary18279.3 years
Robert11973.6 years
Charles10374.7 years
Elizabeth9580.6 years
Margaret9179.6 years
Joseph8776.1 years
Helen8782.6 years
Most common last names in Mount Pleasant, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown11573.4 years
Smith8176.7 years
Johnson5077.7 years
Wilson4780.4 years
Simmons4473.0 years
Williams4275.4 years
Robinson4171.3 years
Wright4171.9 years
Jones4077.6 years
Washington3974.0 years
Businesses in Mount Pleasant, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts1Men's Wearhouse1
Ann Taylor1New Balance4
Applebee's1Nike4
Arby's1Office Depot1
Banana Republic1Old Navy1
Baskin-Robbins1Pier 1 Imports1
Best Western1Pizza Hut3
Blockbuster2Publix Super Markets3
Burger King1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
CVS5Quality1
Cache1Red Roof Inn1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid3
Chick-Fil-A2Rodeway Inn1
Chico's1SONIC Drive-In2
Circle K3Sleep Inn1
Coldwater Creek1Sprint Nextel2
Comfort Suites1Starbucks4
Domino's Pizza1Subway4
Dunkin Donuts2T.G.I. Driday's1
FedEx9Taco Bell2
GNC1Talbots2
GameStop1Target1
Gap1The Room Place1
H&R Block2Tire Kingdom1
Hilton3True Value1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul1
IHOP1UPS19
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless2
Just Tires1Volkswagen1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kohl's1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
MainStay1Whole Foods Market1
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