Mount Pleasant, situated in Cabarrus County, is a small town made up of 3.3 square miles.
August 17, 2017
Mount Pleasant was settled sometime in the 18th century. It was incorporated in 1859.
The median resident age in Mount Pleasant is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $57,000 making it about $9,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $26,000. The average price for a home in Mount Pleasant is about $175,000 (2015) which is $15,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Mount Pleasant is 93% White, 4% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 93% of the population are high school graduates, with 21% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 51% are married, 11% are divorced, 1% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married.
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Mount Pleasant belongs to Cabarrus County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Stephen Cabarrus, is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cabarrus County has a population of 192,000 and its largest city Concord, with a population of 86,000, is the county seat.
In 1792, the county was formed from a part of Mecklenburg County. In the 1750's the area of modern day Cabarrus County was settled by Scots-Irish and German immigrants. The two groups came together and chose Concord to be the location of the county seat in 1796. Concord was officially incorporated in 1806.
One of the first major gold finds in America was in located in southeastern Cabarrus County in 1799; the piece of gold weighed 17 pounds. This find started the gold mining of the county.
Cabarrus County borders Rowan, Union, Stanly, Mecklenburg, and Iredell counties.
Cabarrus County is made up of 364 square miles. 362 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.
The population of Mount Pleasant , NC is about 1,600. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.
The elevation of Mount Pleasant , NC is 650 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Mount Pleasant , NC is 28124.
The area codes for Mount Pleasant , NC are 704 and 980.
Historically speaking Mount Pleasant and Cabarrus County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 49% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 5%.
The unemployment rate for Mount Pleasant is about 5% (2015), making it equal the state average of around 5%.
Retail, manufacturing, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Independent Tribune is the primary newspaper that covers the Cabarrus County area.