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The City of Mount Pleasant had a population of 8,653 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Pleasant ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Pleasant is located at latitude 40.9622 and longitude -91.5472 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Pleasant (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 718 feet.

The City of Mount Pleasant (GNIS ID: 468416) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mount Pleasant is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Pleasant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mount Pleasant, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,653
Population in Households 7,316
Population in Familes 5,747
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,337
Population Density1 1,017
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 3,186
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,987
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,009 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,176 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 252 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $123,561
Average Home Value $152,525


Median Household Income $44,479
Average Household Income $57,590
Per Capita Income $22,802
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% 0.13%
Households 0.3% 0.27%
Families 0.43% 0.19%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Pleasant, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Pleasant to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 46 96th
Population Density1 # 287 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 30 97th
Median Household Income # 799 21st
Per Capita Income # 877 13th

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