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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mount Pleasant had a population of 4,351 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Mount Pleasant, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,351
Daytime Population: Workers 1,458
Daytime Population: Residents 2,360
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,818
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 4,213
Population in Familes 3,077
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density2 4,346
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $40,164
Average Household Income $55,532
Per Capita Income $26,311


Total Housing Units 2,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,186 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 821 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $118,415
Average Home Value $125,169


Total Households 2,007
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 1,105
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.32% -0.22%
Households -0.18% -0.2%
Families -0.36% -0.29%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

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, 2017 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 # 311 82nd
Population Density # 205 88th
Diversity Index # 1168 33rd
Median Household Income # 1447 18th
Per Capita Income # 866 51st

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