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Mount Pleasant township, AR map Land area: 109.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 619 (all rural)
Males: 309  (49.9%)
Females: 310  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 619 (515 owner occupied, 104 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

31%


Races in Mount Pleasant township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.8%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%

Median age of males: 42.1
Median age of females: 41.8

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Average household size: 2.48

Mount Pleasant township:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $25,241 ($21,477 in 1999)
This township:

$25,241
Arkansas:

$37,823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $237 (lower quartile is $206, upper quartile is $367)
Here:

$237
State:

$435

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $72,602 (it was $48,200 in 2000)
Mount Pleasant township:

$72,602
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,158 - $85,030

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $185,556
Here:

$185,556
State:

$146,298

Mobile homes: $54,799
Here:

$54,799
State:

$38,244
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

27.4%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.6%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mount Pleasant township: Richland Recreation Area (A), Welcome Home Fire Department (B), Witts Springs Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Pleasant township include: Church of Christ (A), Bear Creek Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Parks Cemetery (1), Bear Creek Cemetery (2), Chinquapin Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cub Creek (A), Bobtail Creek (B), Sulphur Creek (C), Sulphur Spring Branch (D), West Fork Bear Creek (E), Piney Branch (F), Long Branch (G), Falling Water Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Mount Pleasant township: Richland Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 20 (20% naturalized citizens)

Mount Pleasant township:  3.2%
State:  2.8%

78% of Mount Pleasant township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Arkansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 393
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 82
  • South: 89
  • West: 60

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Mount Pleasant township, Arkansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 0.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 262
  • One, attached: 2
  • Mobile homes: 48

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Mount Pleasant township with a mortgage: 26 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 26

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 12
  • 1995 to 1998: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 37
  • 1980 to 1989: 62
  • 1970 to 1979: 76
  • 1960 to 1969: 29
  • 1950 to 1959: 21
  • 1940 to 1949: 23
  • 1939 or earlier: 30

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mount Pleasant township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 92
  • 6 rooms: 57
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Pleasant township, Arkansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 9
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mount Pleasant township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 62
  • 3 bedrooms: 123
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Pleasant township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Mount Pleasant township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 64
  • 2 vehicles: 102
  • 3 vehicles: 45
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Mount Pleasant township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (33%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mount Pleasant township:

  • United States or American (24.4%)
  • English (16.8%)
  • Irish (11.9%)
  • German (9.9%)
  • Norwegian (5.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.3%)
  • Scottish (2.3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Laos (30%)
  • Vietnam (20%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Brazil (15%)
  • Hungary (10%)
  • Canada (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 130 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 55 (25%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (14%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

96.3% of residents of Mount Pleasant township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English not well).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 653
  • In family households: 580 (159 male householders, 41 female householders)
    167 spouses, 192 children (182 natural, 6 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 8 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 73 (19 male householders (12 living alone)), 42 female householders (42 living alone)), 12 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 93 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 54 1-person, 2 2-persons, 5 3-persons,

106 married couples with children.
36 single-parent households (12 men, 24 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

5.7%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

10.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

14.3%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Mount Pleasant township:

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