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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Mount Pleasant is a suburb of Charleston with a population of 86,982. Mount Pleasant is in Charleston County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Mount Pleasant offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Pleasant there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mount Pleasant and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mount Pleasant are highly rated.

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About Mount Pleasant...
Population
86,982

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$461,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,629
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    85.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    11.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    15.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    123.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    994.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

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