Mount Pleasant, Texas

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Mount Pleasant is a city in Titus County, Texas, in the United States.As of the 2000 census, the city population was 13,935. It is the county seat of Titus County[3], and is situated in Northeast Texas. This town, by city ordinance, is dry (unable) to sell alcoholic beverages. Mount Pleasant, Texas has grown since the 2000 Census population. As of 2010, Mount Pleasant Texas has an estimated 20,000 people. Mount Pleasant, Texas has been having many traffic problems on state highway 271 from Wal-Mart on the southside of Mount Pleasant to Super-One Foods intersection where Business 271 and Truck Route 271 splits. A major project is underway to build a 271 loop bypass around Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant, Texas is getting too big for its roads. The 4-lane highway 271 does not have enough lanes to hold the number of cars that travel through Mount Pleasant per day. Mount Pleasant needs to widen its roads and is working on the loop bypass, but it will get worse before it gets better for travelers and citizens of Mount Pleasant for this loop project could take up to six years to complete.

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Geography

Mount Pleasant is located at 33°9′28″N 94°58′12″W / 33.15778°N 94.97°W / 33.15778; -94.97 (33.157891, -94.970084)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.7 square miles (33.0 km²), of which, 12.5 square miles (32.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of water.

Climate

Mount Pleasant's considered to be part of the humid subtropical area.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,935 people, 4,558 households, and 3,208 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,112.0 people per square mile (429.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.70% White, 16.00% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 23.57% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.65% of the population.

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