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Welcome to Mount Pleasant ...

Mount Pleasant is located in Westmoreland County<1>.


The location of Mount Pleasant has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Mount Pleasant, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1807.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Pleasant: Mt. Pleasant

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Pleasant has a population of 4,221 people<3> (see below for details).

Mount Pleasant is 1,170 feet [357 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mount Pleasant lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Pleasant had an population of 4,221 people. This is a decrease of 5.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Pleasant had a population of 4,454 people. This makes Mount Pleasant the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Mount Pleasant represents 0.04% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 223rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,454 people, the population of Mount Pleasant decreased 5.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,728 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Pleasant.

Communities Also Named Mount Pleasant ...

While we believe that this Mount Pleasant is located in Westmoreland County, we know of another 21 Pennsylvania communities named Mount Pleasant. Those communities are located in the following counties: Adams, Berks, Bucks, Centre, Clearfield, Delaware, Elk, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Tioga, Venango, Washington and York County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 157 communities that are also named Mount Pleasant - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas (6), British Columbia, California, Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia (7), Illinois (3), Indiana (6), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maryland (7), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Mississippi (5), Missouri (4), New Brunswick, New Jersey (7), New York (5), North Carolina (10), Nova Scotia (5), Ohio (8), Ontario (8), Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee (6), Texas (4), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (9), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Pleasant.

Communities near Mount Pleasant ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Pleasant.

  • Greensburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Uniontown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Jeannette
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Latrobe
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latrobe
    • Latrobe is located in Westmoreland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,767 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latrobe <5>
  • White Oak
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
    • White Oak is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,396 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Oak <5>
  • Connellsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Monessen
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monessen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monessen
    • Monessen is located in Westmoreland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,176 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monessen <5>
  • California
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California
    • California is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,261 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for California <5>
  • Donora
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donora
    • Donora is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,546 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donora <5>
  • Charleroi
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Pleasant. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Pleasant.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Pleasant. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Pleasant.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Pleasant. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Pleasant.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Pleasant ...

Looking for more information about Mount Pleasant? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Pleasant, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Pleasant.

Adding Mount Pleasant to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Pleasant in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mount Pleasant was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Mount Pleasant post office opened in 1807.

We also found Mount Pleasant in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mount Pleasant.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Pleasant. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Westmoreland County: www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Westmoreland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Pleasant.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Pleasant - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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