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Overview

Introduction to Mount Pleasant, Texas

Mount Pleasant, Texas, in Titus county, is 47 miles N of Longview, Texas (center to center) and 109 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Mount Pleasant History

Mount Pleasant was initially occupied by the Caddo Indians. It was first settled in the 1830s and became the county seat of the newly formed Titus County, in 1846, the main cash crops of the area were cotton and corn. The city also served as a confederate transportation depot during the Civil War. The first railroads arrived in Mount Pleasant in the 1870s. The city was incorporated on September 17, 1900. T. C. Hutchings became the first mayor of Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
  • Legends and Lawless Museum
  • Dellwood Park
  • Mount Pleasant Historical Museum
  • Franklin County Museum
  • Florey - Meriwether Home

Things To Do In Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant offers numerous recreational facilities both for its residents and visitors. The Oaklawn Park, Jurney Park, Fair Park, Sam Parker Field, and Edwards Park are some of the local parks and playgrounds. At Dellwood Park you can relax on the deck that overlooks a beautiful reflecting pond. The Legends and Lawless Museum, Daingerfield State Park, and Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum are also worth visiting.

Mount Pleasant Transportation

Flights can be availed from Cox Field Airport.

Mount Pleasant Higher Education

Northeast Texas Community College is the local college. Tyler Junior College, The University of Texas at Tyler, and Kilgore College also offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 16,007
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,870
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.8%
Median Earnings25+ $24,315
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,756
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,225

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,601
% Above Poverty Level 78%
% Below Poverty Level 22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.5%
Median Gross Rent $604
Median House Value $89,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 3.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Pleasant Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles N of Longview, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Titus
Standard Zip Codes 75455
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75456
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.156
Longitude -94.968

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)

Station MOUNT PLEASANT
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 78 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Station DAINGERFIELD 9 S
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Station SULPHUR SPRINGS
Distance 38.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daingerfield 2,815 $45,278

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Pleasant Public Libraries

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Mount Pleasant Public Library
213 N MADISON AVE
Mount Pleasant, Texas
(903) 575-4180
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Mount Pleasant Hospitals

TITUS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2001 N JEFFERSON
(903) 577-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mount Pleasant High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MT PLEASANT H S
105 N RIDDLE
903-575-2020
Serves 1,269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

CHAPEL HILL H S
F M 1735
903-572-8096
A Title I School.
Serves 290 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

ALTER ED
105 N RIDDLE
903-575-2130
A Non-traditional School
Serves 69 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

MT PLEASANT DAEP
105 N RIDDLE
903-575-2095
A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.3

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