Mount Pleasant, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Mount Pleasant had a population of 8,573 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Mount Pleasant, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,573
Population in Households 7,341
Population in Familes 5,698
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,232
Population Density1 1,008
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $47,063
Average Household Income $60,079
Per Capita Income $23,577


Total Housing Units 3,394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,956 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,193 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 244 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $126,255
Average Home Value $158,700


Total Households 3,150
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,952
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.04%
Households 0.09% -0.06%
Families 0.11% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.13%

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, 2018 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 Density # 296 71st
Diversity Index # 34 97th
Median Household Income # 816 19th
Per Capita Income # 916 9th

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