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Mount Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

  •   State: 
    Isabella County
    Mount Pleasant
      County FIPS: 
    43°35′52″N 84°46′03″W
      Area total: 
    7.81 sq mi (20.23 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.72 sq mi (20.00 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.09 sq mi (0.23 km²)
    771 ft (235 m)
    1889; Incorporated 1889
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Mount Pleasant, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,808.60 residents per square mile of area (1,084.39/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Mount Pleasant is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is the county seat of Isabella County. The population was 21,688 as of the 2020 United States census. It is home to the main campuses of Central Michigan University, one of the largest universities in the state with 20,000 students. Part of the city is located within the Isabella Indian Reservation, the base of the federally recognized Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation. Despite its name, the surrounding area is mostly flat and does not feature any mountains or hills. In 1928, large quantities of oil were discovered in the Mt. Pleasant area. Although oil resources eventually diminished, this legacy is represented in the Mount. Pleasant city seal, which includes an image of an oil drill. Mt.. Pleasant High School's mascot, the Oiler, also refers to the city's history of oil production. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles, which is 009 square miles (20.28 km) land and 009 sq miles (23.23 km) water. The Chippwewa River runs through the city, approximately 61 miles (98 km) north of Lansing, Michigan's state capital, along with the Michigan Turnpike and the Detroit River. In 2010, there were 26,016 people living in Mount Pleasant, and 3,100 families living in the city; the population was 3,361.


Mount Pleasant is the primary city name, but also Mt Pleasant are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Until the mid-19th century, this area was occupied by historical bands of the Ojibwa people, known by English speakers as the Chippewa. In the early decades of the century, they ceded vast amounts of land to the United States government, which wanted to enable settlement by European Americans. The Homestead Act of 1862 also attracted many new settlers to Mount Pleasant, including new European immigrants, who worked to develop their stake on free lands offered by the US government. The U.S. government opened an Indian boarding school called the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School. In 1928, large quantities of oil were discovered in the Mt. Pleasant area. A farm owned by the Lilly family was the first to strike, producing hundreds of barrels a day. Although oil resources eventually diminished, this legacy is represented in the Mount. Pleasant city seal, which includes an image of an oil drill. Mt.. Pleasant High School's mascot, the Oiler, also refers to the city's history of oil production. On July 17, 2009, the White Bison Wellbriety Journey for Forgiveness made a stop in the city to recognize this part of the history. The school operated for 40 years, closing in 1933. It is the largest campus of the state system, with 20,000 students in the 21st century. In 1890, W.A. Jordan started Mount Pleasant Business College. Expanding in 1892, it changed its name to Central Michigan Normal School and Business Institute.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Mount Pleasant has a total area of 7.83 square miles (20.28 km²) The Chippewa River runs through the city. Mount Pleasant is located approximately 61 miles (98 km) north of Lansing, Michigan's state capital, along US 127. The city is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, along the shores of Lake Michigan and the Upper peninsula of Michigan. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the city has a population of 1,071. It is located on the Michigan Turnpike, one of the state's main north-to-south roads. It has a latitude and longitude of 61.5°N and a latitude of 20.4°S. It was founded in 1805. The town's name is derived from Mount Pleasant, Michigan, which was once the site of the town's first post-Civil War settlement. The name Mount Pleasant means "mountain" or "hill" in German. It also means "pumpkin" in English and "mound" in Spanish. The community's nickname is "Mount Pleasant" and its name means "mansion" in the German language. The area's name comes from the Mount Pleasant Township, where the town was once part of the Lower Peninsula, where it was first founded. The current name is "Mt Pleasant" in honor of the city's founder, William Mount Pleasant (1805-1855).


As of the census of 2010, there were 26,016 people, 8,376 households, and 3,100 families living in the city. There were 8,981 housing units at an average density of 1,160.3 per square mile (448.0/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 87.6% White, 3.9% African American, 2.0% Native American, 3,0% Asian, 0.6%, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population. The median income for a household was $24,572, and the median family income was $43,927. The per capita income for the city is $13,177. About 11.4% of families and 37.2% of. the population (student population skews this statistic) were below the poverty line, including 14.8 % of those under 18 and 7.6 of those 65 or over. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was2.86. The city has a population of 25,946, with 11.5% under the age of 18, 54.1% from 18 to 24, 16.9%. from 25 to 44, 10.2%. from 45 to 64, and 7,3% who were 65 years of age or older. In the city, the median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 82.4 males.


US 127 is a major northsouth route connecting with Lansing and Jackson to the south and with Clare and Grayling to the north. US 127 (Mission Street) is a loop route traveling through the heart of the city, connecting with US 127 at each end. M-20 continues east to Midland and Bay City and west toward Big Rapids. Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport is located 2 mi (3.2 km) northeast of the central business district. The city is home to the Mount Pleasant High School football team, which won the state championship in 2010. The school's football field is located in the city's downtown area. The football team won the Michigan State Championship in 2010, the first time it has done so in the state's history. The team also won the NCAA Division II championship in the same year. The high school football team has won two state championships in the last three years, in 2010 and 2011. The town's basketball team won its first state title in the 2010-11 season, in the 2007-08 season, and the 2012-13 season. The U.S. Army National Guard is based in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and has a training base in the town. It is also home to a number of military bases, including Fort Bliss and Ypsilanti, as well as the Michigan Air National Guard. The Mount Pleasant Air Force Base has a base that was established in the 1950s. It was the first base in Michigan to be fully operational in the 1960s.


Central Michigan University, Mid Michigan Community College, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, Mount Pleasant Public Schools. Sacred Heart Academy, private Catholic school in Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant High School, a private high school, is a magnet school for students from all over the state. The Mount Pleasant area is also home to the Ypsilanti Indians, who have a long history of fighting in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and have won numerous state and federal awards. The town has a population of about 1,500 people, about 1.5 per cent of whom are first generation citizens. It is located on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, near the border with Michigan's Lower Peninsula and the city of Kalamazoo. It also has a small downtown area, which is home to a number of businesses, including a bank, a high school and a community center. The city has a history of being the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1836. It was also the scene of the Great Depression, which began in earnest in the late 19th century. The area is known as "The Birthplace of the Red River" and was the birthplace of Michigan's first president, John C. Calhoun. It's also known as the "Birthplace of Music" and "The birthplace of the American Renaissance," which dates back to the 17th century, when the first European settlers arrived in the area. The community is known for its musical traditions, including the founding of several bands.

Local media

Central Michigan is home to a number of radio and newspaper stations. The radio station is WMMI (830 AM) - Talk radio (licensed to Shepherd) WCMU (89.5 FM) - CMU Public Radio (Adult Album Alternative) W266BU (101.1 FM) is CMU College Student Radio/The Beat (Rhythmic Contemporary) WZY-FM (104.3FM) - My 104-3 - Adult HitsTV stations include PBS (Channel 14) and The Morning Sun (Daily) The newspaper is The Pulse - aka Central Michigan Pulse (Weekly - Published on Thursdays) It is also the home of the award-winning "Central Michigan Life" (Published Monday and Thursday during the academic year) and "The Morning Sun" (Monday-Thursday during the summer) It also has a radio station, WCEN-FM, which plays country music. It is the home to the radio station WCFX (95.3 FM) which plays Top 40 music. The paper is also home to several radio stations, including WMHW-FM and The Moose (94.5FM) It has a television station, WCMu (Channel14) - PBS (Sunday-Thursday) and a newspaper, the "Pulse" (Weekday - published Monday-Thursday). It is located in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is owned by the University of Michigan. The newspaper's website is at

Sister cities

Okaya, Japan and Valdivia, Chile are sister cities.Okaya is in Japan, Valdivia is in Chile, and Okaya in South Korea. okaya is a Japanese city,aldivia is a Chilean city. valdivia, South Korea is a South Korean city, okay, Japan is a Brazilian city. okay, japan is a French city, valdivia is a Chilean city.Okay, Japan has a sister city called Okaya. Valdivia has a twin city called Valdivia. okay. Japan has two sister cities called Okay and Valdivia. Valdiva, Chile has one sister city named Valdivia and one in Viento, Chile. Okay, Japan, has one Sister City calledOkaya.Valdivia has two Sister Cities called Vientivia and Valdivia. okay, Japan, Vientivia, Chile have one Sister Sister City named Vientiva. Viantivia, Brazil, has a Sister City of Valdivia called Viantia. Vantivia, Peru, has another Sister City, Vianta. Ventura, Chile, is a sister City of Vientura. Vientora, Peru has another sister city, Vinta, which is called Vinte. Vittoria, Chile is a Sister city of Vittorio, Chile and Viente, Peru. Vintura, Argentina, has an Sister City to Vientu, Argentina and Vittore, Argentina. Vindo, Argentina has a Twin City to Valdivia Sister City.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan = 85. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 33. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Mount Pleasant = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 21,688 individuals with a median age of 22.9 age the population grows by 6.79% in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,808.60 residents per square mile of area (1,084.39/km²). There are average 2.26 people per household in the 9,464 households with an average household income of $27,513 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.80% of the available work force and has dropped -3.22% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.76%. The number of physicians in Mount Pleasant per 100,000 population = 141.2.


The annual rainfall in Mount Pleasant = 30.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 30 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 108. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 170. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 50, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 32.30%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 33 years with median home cost = $106,820 and home appreciation of -5.86%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.35 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,935 per student. There are 21 students for each teacher in the school, 557 students for each Librarian and 468 students for each Counselor. 4.62% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 20.89% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 19.85% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Mount Pleasant's population in Isabella County, Michigan of 3,662 residents in 1900 has increased 5,92-fold to 21,688 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.63% female residents and 45.37% male residents live in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan.

    As of 2020 in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan are married and the remaining 70.03% are single population.

  • 14.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Mount Pleasant require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    70.84% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.99% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.66% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.58% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan, 32.30% are owner-occupied homes, another 60.63% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.07% are vacant.

  • The 26.87% of the population in Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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