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Economic Profile
Mount Pleasant - In Good Company.

Business is Booming
The Town of Mount Pleasant boasted 8 winners on the 2015 Inc 500 | 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, most of them multi-year recipients.

2015 Honorees: JEAR Logistics*, #381; Escapada Living*, #760; ISHPI*, #1052; C&C Myers Heating & AC, #1422; The Cassina Group*, #1510; Cantey Technology*, #2767; Hunter Quinn Homes, #3202; eGroup*, #3929
*Indicates multi-year winner.

Comprised of Small Businesses

The US Small Business Administration says that small businesses create two of every three new jobs, produce 39% of the gross national product, and invent more than half the nation's technological innovation. Also, small and midsize companies create jobs at a faster pace than their larger counterparts. The latest census report indicates Mount Pleasant is comprised of small business, with 97% employing less than 50 employees and 89% less than 20 employees.

Strong Economic Growth
The Town of Mount Pleasant continues to enjoy strong economic growth. Fiscal year 2010/2011 experienced a 179% increase over the prior year in new construction with over $144.6 million in new private development (excluding additions, upfits, and renovations) combined with $142.3 million in public infrastructure investment.  Another sign of the strength of Mount Pleasant's economic growth is that the percentage of new construction is such a large portion of the total physical development of the Town as a whole.  In fact, for fiscal year 2008/2009, commercial construction accounted for 67.16% of all new construction by dollar amount.

Demographics
The demographic picture of The Town of Mount Pleasant is one of a vibrant, growing and prosperous area. The demographic patterns showcase many of the characteristics that illustrate the Town of Mount Pleasant's comparative advantages in the state and nation.

Population
Town of Mount Pleasant: 67,843 (2010 Census) 76,612 (2014 US Census population estimate)

Historical Population
Year    Population    Percent Change
1980        14, 209          106.6%
1990        30,184           111.9%  
2000        47,609            58.1%
2010        67,843            42.5%       

Demographic Composition
Male: 48.1%
Female: 51.9%
Under 18 years of age: 24.1%
65 years of age or over: 12.2%
Median age: 39.1 years
Percentage of high school graduates or higher: 97.6%
Percentage of Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.2%
Median household income: $76,688
Home Ownership: 72.6%

Note: Demographic data is taken directly from the Town's Planning Department Demographic Report and the United States Census Bureau and introduces reference points for an exploration of Mount Pleasant's development; past and future.To further investigate the Town of Mount Pleasant, please visit our document library