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Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
Location of Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
Location of Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
Country  United States
State  North Carolina
County Cabarrus
Area
 • Total 3.32 sq mi (8.59 km2)
 • Land 3.32 sq mi (8.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
650 ft (198 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,652
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,222
 • Density 670.08/sq mi (258.72/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28124
Area code(s) 704 980
FIPS code 37-45140
GNIS feature ID 0990517

Mount Pleasant is a town located in eastern Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 1,652. The town center is located at the crossroads of Mount Pleasant Road and North Carolina Highway 73. NC Highway 49 skirts the town to the north on its way from Charlotte to Asheboro. The town is an important reference point along the road between Charlotte, the largest city in the Carolinas, and Raleigh, the North Carolina state capital. The town is also an important point on NC Highway 73 between Concord and Albemarle.

History

The First Congregational Church, Lentz Hotel, Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute Historic District, and Mount Pleasant Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Mount Pleasant is located in eastern Cabarrus County at 35°24′13″N 80°26′8″W / 35.40361°N 80.43556°W / 35.40361; -80.43556 (35.403734, -80.435478).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 314
1890 375 19.4%
1900 444 18.4%
1910 753 69.6%
1920 770 2.3%
1930 838 8.8%
1940 1,017 21.4%
1950 1,019 0.2%
1960 1,041 2.2%
1970 1,174 12.8%
1980 1,210 3.1%
1990 1,027 −15.1%
2000 1,259 22.6%
2010 1,652 31.2%
2019 (est.) 2,222 34.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Mount Pleasant racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,474 88.21%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 66 3.95%
Native American 4 0.24%
Asian 12 0.72%
Other/Mixed 67 4.01%
Hispanic or Latino 48 2.87%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,671 people, 649 households, and 460 families residing in the town.

Education

The town is home to Mount Pleasant Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, which serve most of the families of eastern Cabarrus County.

Notable people

Mount Pleasant is the hometown of The Avett Brothers, a folk band formed by brothers Scott and Seth Avett.

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