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Mount Pleasant, Ohio
Village
Union Street in Mount Pleasant
Union Street in Mount Pleasant
Location of Mount Pleasant, Ohio
Location of Mount Pleasant, Ohio
Location of Mount Pleasant in Jefferson County
Location of Mount Pleasant in Jefferson County
Coordinates: 40°10′32″N 80°47′59″W / 40.17556°N 80.79972°W / 40.17556; -80.79972Coordinates: 40°10′32″N 80°47′59″W / 40.17556°N 80.79972°W / 40.17556; -80.79972
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Township Mount Pleasant
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,240 ft (378 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 478
 • Estimate 
(2019)
443
 • Density 1,737.25/sq mi (671.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43939
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-52976
GNIS feature ID 1048993

Mount Pleasant is a village in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States. The population was 478 at the 2010 census. It is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV–OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Mount Pleasant was laid out in 1803. It was named from its scenic landscape. An early variant name was Jesse-Bobtown.

In 1817, Quaker Charles Osborn established The Philanthropist, the first newspaper in the country advocating the abolition of slavery, in Mount Pleasant. The abolitionist James Birney would later adopt the name The Philanthropist for his anti-slavery newspaper, published in Cincinnati and distributed in New Richmond, Ohio beginning in 1836.

In 1821, the Quaker abolitionist Benjamin Lundy started publishing The Genius of Universal Emancipation, another abolitionist newspaper, also in Mount Pleasant. The paper eventually moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Lundy's house is a National Historic Landmark. Most of the village has been designated a historic district, the Mount Pleasant Historic District; it too is a National Historic Landmark.

Geography

Mount Pleasant is located at 40°10′32″N 80°47′59″W / 40.17556°N 80.79972°W / 40.17556; -80.79972 (40.175602, −80.799686).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 246
1820 421 71.1%
1830 554 31.6%
1850 755
1870 563
1880 693 23.1%
1890 644 −7.1%
1900 626 −2.8%
1910 701 12.0%
1920 635 −9.4%
1930 674 6.1%
1940 717 6.4%
1950 760 6.0%
1960 656 −13.7%
1970 635 −3.2%
1980 616 −3.0%
1990 498 −19.2%
2000 535 7.4%
2010 478 −10.7%
2019 (est.) 443 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 478 people, 192 households, and 143 families living in the village. The population density was 1,838.5 inhabitants per square mile (709.8/km2). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 869.2 per square mile (335.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 0.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 192 households, of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the village was 44.5 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Education

Public education in the village of Mount Pleasant is provided by the Buckeye Local School District.

Notable people

  • William Lawrence, Republican politician
  • Benjamin Lundy, abolitionist
  • Stephen Mason Merrill, Methodist clergyman
  • Benjamin Stanton, sixth Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
  • Moses Fleetwood Walker, first African American professional baseball player
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