Mount Pleasant, SC Overview

Although the population of Mount Pleasant qualifies the community for "city status," the designation as a "town" reflects the friendly hometown spirit that prevails.  Founded in 1680, Mount Pleasant preserves a rich heritage while it serves as a desirable bedroom community.  The days when residents depended on Charleston for urban amenities are gone, crowned by the new $40 million Towne Centre with 425,000 square feet of retail space.  Patriots Point is the area's premier attraction, distinguished as the world's largest naval and maritime museum complex.  The adjacent Patriots Point Links is one of the region's most popular golf courses, offering breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor and the peninsula's skyline.  Named one of the most desirable places to live in the nation, Mount Pleasant is attracting newcomers in record numbers.  The town features many colonial and antebellum homes in the Old Village that draw tourists in numbers that rival those of downtown Charleston just across the Cooper River.  The most famous home is Alhambra Hall, a favorite subject of local artists and photographers.


Population Growth (since 2000) 62 %
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,724.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.437
Households w/ Children 31 %

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 18 %
5+ Years in Residency 30 %
Median Year in Residency 2.88

Housing Inventory

Mount Pleasant, SC Housing Inventory 22,364 3,033 9,353 22,364 3,033

Market Overview

1224 listings with an estimated median price of $515,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 4
$100K - 200K 67
$200K - 300K 142
$300K - 400K 209
$400K - 500K 173
$500K - 600K 167
$600K - 700K 112
$700K - 800K 96
$800K - 900K 57
$900K - 1M 35
$1M - Max 162
Property Type Count
Single Family 728
Townhouse 135
Condo 108
Commercial 71
Rental 144
Lots and Land 180
Mobile Home 2

(Data as of 12/19/2018)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Mount Pleasant, SC Population Demographics

Total: 77,766


Median Age: 40.51

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Mount Pleasant, SC Temperature

Weather Risk

Mount Pleasant, SC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Mount Pleasant, SC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Mount Pleasant, SC Highest Education Level Attained 7,363 9,177 3,899 1,367 513 11,110 19,626 7,363 9,177 3,899 1,367 513 11,110

Employment and Finance


Mount Pleasant, SC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $78,961)

Mount Pleasant, SC Income by dollar range 1,264 600 820 1,259 1,101 967 891 1,300 1,234 2,486 3,157 4,281 3,596 2,395 3,542 1,137 1,553 134

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Mount Pleasant, SC Crime

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