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Welcome to Mount Pleasant ...

The town of Mount Pleasant is located in Charleston County<1> (at the time of its founding, Mount Pleasant was located in Berkeley County).

A typical abbreviation for Mount Pleasant: Mt. Pleasant

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Pleasant has a population of 91,950 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant is near sea level<3>.

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

Mount Pleasant lies within the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Mount Pleasant: 29464<4>

Websites for Mount Pleasant ...

Official Website: www.townofmountpleasant.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Pleasant had an population of 91,950 people. This is an increase of 35.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 93.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Pleasant had a population of 67,843 people (which is 19.37% of the total population of Charleston County). This makes Mount Pleasant the county's most populous community.

The population of Mount Pleasant represents 1.47% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 67,843 people, the population of Mount Pleasant increased 42.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 47,609 people).

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

Communities Also Named Mount Pleasant ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Pennsylvania (22), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, 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.

  • Charleston [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Charleston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Mount Pleasant
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<6>
  • North Charleston [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Charleston
    • North Charleston [Berkeley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Mount Pleasant
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 118,752 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Charleston<6>
  • Goose Creek [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Creek
    • Goose Creek [Berkeley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Mount Pleasant
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,972 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goose Creek<6>
  • Hanahan [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanahan
    • Hanahan [Berkeley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Mount Pleasant
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,280 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanahan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanahan<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • James Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Island
      • James Island [Charleston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Mount Pleasant
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Island
    • Folly Beach [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folly Beach
      • Folly Beach [Charleston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Mount Pleasant
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folly Beach<6>
    • Awendaw [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Awendaw
      • Awendaw [Charleston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Mount Pleasant
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Awendaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Awendaw<6>
    • Sullivan's Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sullivan's Island
      • Sullivan's Island [Charleston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Mount Pleasant
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,938 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan's Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sullivan's Island<6>
    • Isle-of-Palms [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle-of-Palms
      • Isle-of-Palms [Charleston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Mount Pleasant
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle-of-Palms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Isle-of-Palms<6>
    • Wando [Berkeley County]

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. 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Pleasant was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Mount Pleasant on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mount Pleasant on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mount Pleasant: www.townofmountpleasant.com/

The official website for Charleston County: www.charlestoncounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Charleston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Pleasant.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Pleasant - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Mount Pleasant). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Pleasant or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Pleasant) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Pleasant. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount PleasantOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Pleasant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8337, Longitude: -79.8260    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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