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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mount Pleasant had a population of 4,406 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Pleasant ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Pleasant is located at latitude 40.1509 and longitude -79.5434 in Westmoreland County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mount Pleasant (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Westmoreland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,158 feet.

The Borough of Mount Pleasant (GNIS ID: 1215710) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Pleasant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mount Pleasant, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,406
Population in Households 4,269
Population in Familes 3,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density1 4,401
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 2,040
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,205 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 835 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $113,630
Average Home Value $120,498


Median Household Income $38,089
Average Household Income $52,303
Per Capita Income $24,898
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.13%
Households 0.05% 0.0%
Families -0.14% -0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Pleasant, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Pleasant to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 305 83rd
Population Density1 # 197 89th
Diversity Index2 # 1155 34th
Median Household Income # 1471 17th
Per Capita Income # 885 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.