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Overview

Introduction to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston county, is 4 miles E of Charleston, South Carolina (center to center) and 177 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is located in the Charleston - North Charleston metropolitan area.

Mount Pleasant History

The area, which was originally inhabited by the Sewee Indians, was first settled by the Europeans in 1680. At that time, it was known as "North Point." In 1837, the community was officially incorporated as the town of Mount Pleasant. It included the Greenwich village, and eventually annexed the communities of Hibbens Ferry, Hillardsville, Christ Church Parish, and Lucasville. Post Civil War, the area became home to many freed slaves. One of them, Robert Scanlon, became the founder and president of Charleston Land Company. He also established the African-American community of "Scanlonville" in the present-day territory of Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant and Nearby Attractions

  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
  • Boone Hall Plantation
  • Museum On The Common
  • Palmetto Islands County Park
  • Cypress Gardens
  • Edisto Island Serpentarium

Things To Do In Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is home to the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum which includes the destroyer USS Laffey, the Coast Guard cutter Ingham, submarine Clamagore, aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, and other modern marvels like S-3 Viking, and F-14 Tomcat. Museum On The Common, also located in the town, features exhibits reflecting the cultural and historical background of the South Carolina Lowcountry area. Boone Hall Plantation, another place of historic interest in Mount Pleasant, dates back to the 17th century. It now houses a manor house built in the 1930s. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Patriots Point Golf Course, and Snee Farm Country Club. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Sea Island Shopping Center, Patriots Plaza Shopping Center, Village Pointe Shopping Center, and East Cooper Plaza Shopping Center. Among other attractions in the area are Edisto Island Serpentarium, Cypress Gardens, Isle of Palms County Park, Palmetto Islands County Park, and the South Carolina Aquarium. The community also hosts several annual events like the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, Scottish Games & Highland Gathering, and Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival.

Mount Pleasant Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Charleston International Airport.

Mount Pleasant Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the College of Charleston, Trident Technical College, Charleston Southern University, and Medical University of South Carolina.

Demographics

People

Total Population77,907
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+39,765
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.3%
Median Earnings25+$50,886
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,913
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,214

Wealth

Median Family Income$109,313
% Above Poverty Level93.6%
% Below Poverty Level6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home9.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,403
Median House Value$393,800

Ancestry

Irish16.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16%
German15.3%
English13.6%
Italian6.6%
Scottish4.6%
Polish3.5%
French Except Basque2.7%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.2%
Welsh1%
Swedish1%
Canadian0.9%
Ukrainian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Estonian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Mount Pleasant Almanac

CategoryValue
County Charleston County
Standard Zip Codes29464, 29466
P.O. Box Zip Codes29465
Phone Area Codes843
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude32.82
Approximate Longitude-79.86

Mount Pleasant Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSULLIVANS ISLAND
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 72 F
Jul Temp74 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 76 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationSUMMERVILLE
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.4 inches
StationPINOPOLIS DAM
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 59 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charleston129,888$83,962
Folly Beach2,732$104,288
Goose Creek40,553$67,822
Isle of Palms4,320$111,920
Kiawah Island1,543$160,313
North Charleston106,113$47,940

Mount Pleasant Hospitals

East Cooper Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2000 Hospital Dr
(843) 416-6210
Mount Pleasant Hospital
(Non-profit)
3500 Hwy 17 N
(843) 724-2954

Mount Pleasant Private Schools

Christ Our King-stella Maris School
1183 Russell Dr
ZIP: 29464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 566
Coastal Christian Preparatory School
681 Mccants Dr
ZIP: 29464
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 229
Montessori Of Mt Pleasant
208 Church St
ZIP: 29464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church Learning Center
302 Hibben St
ZIP: 29464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
O'quinn Schools Of Porter-gaud - Mount Pleasant
955 Houston Northcutt Blvd
ZIP: 29464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Palmetto Christian Academy
361 Egypt Rd
ZIP: 29464
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 440
St Andrews Day School
440 Whilden St
ZIP: 29464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Trident Academy
1455 Wakendaw Rd
ZIP: 29464
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
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