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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.

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.

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