Mount Pleasant is a small town in Pennsylvania with approximately 4,000 residents. Retirees can expect to fit right in, as they account for 23% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just over 44, the town's population is older than most cities in Pennsylvania. Most Mount Pleasant residents own their homes, and 37% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $651/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Each month, renters in Mount Pleasant will save around $266 compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Mount Pleasant: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 27% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of almost $54K, Mount Pleasant workers bring in about $10,000 less than the average Pennsylvania resident. Mount Pleasant's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Mount Pleasant has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Mount Pleasant residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 45% of commuters, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
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