Mount Pleasant, MI

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Population

25,711

0.714% decline

Median Age

22.1


Median Household Income

$34,316

8.22% growth

Poverty Rate

37.8%


Number of Employees

12,431

0.544% decline

Median Property Value

$131,900

2.41% growth

About

In 2017, Mount Pleasant, MI had a population of 25.7k people with a median age of 22.1 and a median household income of $34,316. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mount Pleasant, MI declined from 25,896 to 25,711, a -0.714% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,710 to $34,316, a 8.22% increase.

The population of Mount Pleasant, MI is 82.3% White Alone, 5.17% Two or More Races, and 4.1% Hispanic or Latino. 7.5% of the people in Mount Pleasant, MI speak a non-English language, and 95.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mount Pleasant, MI are Central Michigan University (6,570 degrees awarded in 2016) and M J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant (33 degrees).

The median property value in Mount Pleasant, MI is $131,900, and the homeownership rate is 39.1%. Most people in Mount Pleasant, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14 minutes. The average car ownership in Mount Pleasant, MI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Mount Pleasant, MI employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in Mount Pleasant, MI are Educational Services (3,075 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,493 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($37,000), Public Administration ($36,181), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($30,789).

Median household income in Mount Pleasant, MI is $34,316. Males in Mount Pleasant, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Mount Pleasant, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,316

2017 value

± $1,879

8.22%

1 Year Growth

± 7.84%

Households in Mount Pleasant, MI have a median annual income of $34,316, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,710 in 2016, which represents a 8.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mount Pleasant, MI made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mount Pleasant, MI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mount Pleasant, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9406

  2. Census Tract 4

  3. Census Tract 9403

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mount Pleasant, MI was Census Tract 9406 with a value of $70,481, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 9403, with respective values of $43,438 and $43,229.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

37.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mount Pleasant, MI (7.3k out of 19.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,342 ± 577

  2. Two Or More

    377 ± 138

  3. Asian

    279 ± 112

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mount Pleasant, MI is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.4k

2017 Value

± 706

-0.544%

1 Year decline

± 8.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mount Pleasant, MI declined at a rate of -0.544%, from 12.5k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mount Pleasant, MI, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,980 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,873 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,501 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mount Pleasant, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mount Pleasant, MI, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,980 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,873 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,501 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mount Pleasant, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.72 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mount Pleasant, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($62,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,833), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($45,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.4k

2017 Value

± 706

-0.544%

1 Year decline

± 8.27%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mount Pleasant, MI declined at a rate of -0.544%, from 12.5k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mount Pleasant, MI, are Educational Services (3,075 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,493 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mount Pleasant, MI, though some of these residents may live in Mount Pleasant, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Mount Pleasant, MI, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,075 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,445 people), and Retail Trade (1,493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mount Pleasant, MI has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.67 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.58 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mount Pleasant, MI, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($37,000), Public Administration ($36,181), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($30,789).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight with $35.4B and Machinery and $31.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.5% of the population of Mount Pleasant, MI has health coverage, with 57% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 5.75% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Mount Pleasant, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Mount Pleasant, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.45%

Uninsured

57%

Employer Coverage

13%

Medicaid

5.75%

Medicare

15.8%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mount Pleasant, MI declined by 4.04% from 7.77% to 7.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mount Pleasant, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Mount Pleasant, MI is home to a population of 25.7k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.42% of Mount Pleasant, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Mount Pleasant, MI is composed of 21.2k White Alone residents (82.3%), 1.33k Two or More Races residents (5.17%), 1.06k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.1%), 1.01k Black or African American Alone residents (3.92%), 826 Asian Alone residents (3.21%), 302 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.17%), 32 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.124%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Mount Pleasant, MI are Arabic (282 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (272 speakers), and Chinese (238 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

27

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mount Pleasant, MI was 22.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 27. But people in Mount Pleasant, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mount Pleasant, MI residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.42%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.42% of Mount Pleasant, MI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mount Pleasant, MI was 5.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mount Pleasant, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Mount Pleasant, MI residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

95.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.2% of Mount Pleasant, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mount Pleasant, MI was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.2k ± 335

  2. Two or More Races

    1.33k ± 267

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.06k ± 180

In 2017, there were 15.9 times more White Alone residents (21.2k people) in Mount Pleasant, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.33k Two or More Races and 1.06k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Mount Pleasant, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Arabic

    282 speakers (1.11%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    272 speakers (1.07%)

  3. Chinese

    238 speakers (0.941%)

7.5% of Mount Pleasant, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Mount Pleasant, MI was Arabic. 1.11% of the overall population of Mount Pleasant, MI are native Arabic speakers. 1.07% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.941% speak Arabic, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    232 ± 120

  2. Vietnam

    172 ± 59

  3. Korea

    83 ± 42

Mount Pleasant, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Mount Pleasant, MI awarded 6,603 degrees. The student population of Mount Pleasant, MI is skewed towards women, with 11,061 male students and 14,983 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mount Pleasant, MI are White (4,790 and 77.1%), followed by Black or African American (685 and 11%), Unknown (296 and 4.76%), and Hispanic or Latino (194 and 3.12%).

The largest universities in Mount Pleasant, MI by number of degrees awarded are Central Michigan University (6,570 and 99.5%) and M J Murphy Beauty College of Mount Pleasant (33 and 0.5%).

The most popular majors in Mount Pleasant, MI are General Psychology (379 and 5.74%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (316 and 4.79%), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (281 and 4.26%).

The median tuition costs in Mount Pleasant, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,745 and $22,881 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 206 degrees awarded

  2. 379 degrees awarded

  3. 228 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mount Pleasant, MI was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 206 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Mount Pleasant, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,570 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

$11,745

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Mount Pleasant, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Michigan University with 6,570 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,862

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,741

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,862 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mount Pleasant, MI, which is 0.765 times less than the 3,741 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,790 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    685 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    296 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Mount Pleasant, MI were to White students. These 4,790 degrees mean that there were 6.99 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 685 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mount Pleasant, MI was $131,900 in 2017, which is 0.606 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $128,800 to $131,900, a 2.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Mount Pleasant, MI is 39.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mount Pleasant, MI have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mount Pleasant, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,316

Median Household Income

± $1,879

8.03k

Number of Households

± 459

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.03k households in Mount Pleasant, MI grew to $34,316 from the previous year's value of $31,710.

The following chart displays the households in Mount Pleasant, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$131,900

2017 Median

± $4,387

$128,800

2016 Median

± $4,676

In 2017, the median property value in Mount Pleasant, MI grew to to $131,900 from the previous year's value of $128,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mount Pleasant, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mount Pleasant, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mount Pleasant, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mount Pleasant, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

39.1%

2017 Homeownership

38.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39.1% of the housing units in Mount Pleasant, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Mount Pleasant, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mount Pleasant, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mount Pleasant, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mount Pleasant, MI have a shorter commute time (14 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Mount Pleasant, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.5%

  2. Walked

    16%

  3. Carpooled

    8.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mount Pleasant, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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