Mount Pleasant, SC

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Population

80,661

3.53% growth

Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$90,454

8.34% growth

Poverty Rate

5.44%


Number of Employees

42,350

5.75% growth

Median Property Value

$413,600

5.03% growth

About

In 2017, Mount Pleasant, SC had a population of 80.7k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $90,454. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mount Pleasant, SC grew from 77,907 to 80,661, a 3.53% increase and its median household income grew from $83,490 to $90,454, a 8.34% increase.

The population of Mount Pleasant, SC is 88.9% White Alone, 4.38% Black or African American Alone, and 2.66% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Mount Pleasant, SC speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mount Pleasant, SC is $413,600, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Mount Pleasant, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Mount Pleasant, SC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Mount Pleasant, SC employs 42.4k people. The largest industries in Mount Pleasant, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,236 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,915 people), and Educational Services (4,002 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($90,688), Public Administration ($73,103), and Information ($71,346).

Median household income in Mount Pleasant, SC is $90,454. Males in Mount Pleasant, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Mount Pleasant, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$90,454

2017 value

± $4,366

8.34%

1 Year Growth

± 6.34%

Households in Mount Pleasant, SC have a median annual income of $90,454, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $83,490 in 2016, which represents a 8.34% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian 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, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina 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 46.13

  2. Census Tract 46.14

  3. Census Tract 46.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mount Pleasant, SC was Census Tract 46.13 with a value of $154,519, followed by Census Tract 46.14 and Census Tract 46.06, with respective values of $91,410 and $88,318.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mount Pleasant, SC (4.35k out of 79.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    3,474 ± 559

  2. Black

    355 ± 208

  3. Two Or More

    334 ± 271

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

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

42.4k

2017 Value

± 1,848

5.75%

1 Year growth

± 5.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mount Pleasant, SC grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 40k employees to 42.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mount Pleasant, SC, are Management Occupations (8,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,740 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (3,430 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mount Pleasant, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mount Pleasant, SC, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (8,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,740 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (3,430 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mount Pleasant, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.07 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.03 times), and Management Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mount Pleasant, SC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($93,083), Legal Occupations ($91,509), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,300).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

42.4k

2017 Value

± 1,848

5.75%

1 Year growth

± 5.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mount Pleasant, SC grew at a rate of 5.75%, from 40k employees to 42.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mount Pleasant, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,236 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,915 people), and Educational Services (4,002 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mount Pleasant, SC, though some of these residents may live in Mount Pleasant, SC 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, SC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,236 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,915 people), and Educational Services (4,002 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Mount Pleasant, SC has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.14 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.99 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mount Pleasant, SC, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($90,688), Public Administration ($73,103), and Information ($71,346).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $17.8B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $12.6B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $17.8B, followed by Machinery ($17.1B) and Electronics ($12.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$178B

2020 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

37% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $178B. This is expected to increase 37% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina 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 South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24.2B

  2. $14.4B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $24.2B, followed by Georgia with $14.4B and Tennessee and $6.22B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Mount Pleasant, SC has health coverage, with 60.8% on employee plans, 3.74% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Mount Pleasant, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Mount Pleasant, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

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

5.81%

Uninsured

60.8%

Employer Coverage

3.74%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

2.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mount Pleasant, SC declined by 20.4% from 7.3% to 5.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mount Pleasant, SC 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. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Mount Pleasant, SC is home to a population of 80.7k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.81% of Mount Pleasant, SC residents were born outside of the country (3.88k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Mount Pleasant, SC is composed of 71.7k White Alone residents (88.9%), 3.54k Black or African American Alone residents (4.38%), 2.15k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.66%), 1.83k Two or More Races residents (2.27%), 1.19k Asian Alone residents (1.48%), 130 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.161%), 59 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0731%), and 49 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0607%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mount Pleasant, SC was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Mount Pleasant, SC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mount Pleasant, SC residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.81%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.88k people

4.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.57k people

As of 2017, 4.81% of Mount Pleasant, SC residents (3.88k people) 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, SC was 4.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Mount Pleasant, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mount Pleasant, SC was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    71.7k ± 1.21k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.54k ± 894

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.15k ± 616

In 2017, there were 20.3 times more White Alone residents (71.7k people) in Mount Pleasant, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.54k Black or African American Alone and 2.15k 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, SC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,736 ± 362

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,070 ± 252

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    792 ± 277

Mount Pleasant, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mount Pleasant, SC was $413,600 in 2017, which is 1.8 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $393,800 to $413,600, a 5.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Mount Pleasant, SC is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mount Pleasant, SC have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mount Pleasant, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$413,600

2017 Median

± $15,094

$393,800

2016 Median

± $11,114

In 2017, the median property value in Mount Pleasant, SC grew to to $413,600 from the previous year's value of $393,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mount Pleasant, SC 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, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$90,454

Median Household Income

± $4,366

32.1k

Number of Households

± 1,617

In 2017, the median household income of the 32.1k households in Mount Pleasant, SC grew to $90,454 from the previous year's value of $83,490.

The following chart displays the households in Mount Pleasant, SC 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Mount Pleasant, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mount Pleasant, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Mount Pleasant, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mount Pleasant, SC have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.921% of the workforce in Mount Pleasant, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.2%

  3. Carpooled

    5.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mount Pleasant, SC was Drove Alone (81.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (10.2%) and those who Carpooled (5.3%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mount Pleasant, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mount Pleasant, SC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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