Mount Pleasant, Ohio

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Mount Pleasant is a village in Jefferson County, Ohio, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 535. It is part of the WeirtonSteubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

In 1821, Benjamin Lundy started publishing The Genius of Universal Emancipation, an abolitionist newspaper in Mount Pleasant. The paper eventually moved to Baltimore, Maryland. His 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.[3]

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)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 535 people, 201 households, and 158 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,136.6 people per square mile (826.3/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 886.6/sq mi (342.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.57% White, 1.31% African American, 0.37% Asian, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

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