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Mount Pleasant, Tennessee is a small town with slightly less than 5,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Just 33% of residents rent in Mount Pleasant, as home ownership is common in the area. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $674 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Mount Pleasant will save around $2,500 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Mount Pleasant has a high number of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%). Further, 4% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Mount Pleasant: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 19% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top field in the town. Mount Pleasant workers earn an average annual income of about $45K, less than the average Tennessee resident. Mount Pleasant's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
Mount Pleasant residents have an average commute of about 33 minutes, slower than the state average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (37%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation isn't used much. A small percentage of commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.