Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin

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Mount Pleasant is a village in Racine County, Wisconsin, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 26,000.



The village, formerly the Town of Mount Pleasant, incorporated as a village on September 16, 2003, following a referendum passed by the residents.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 36.5 square miles (94.5 km²), of which, 34.9 square miles (90.5 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²) of it (4.28%) is water. Local Area Code is 262.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 23,142 people, 9,453 households, and 6,513 families residing in the village. The population density was 662.6 people per square mile (255.8/km²). There were 9,768 housing units at an average density of 279.7/sq mi (108.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.17% White, 6.39% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% of the population.

There were 9,453 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,869, and the median income for a family was $63,937. Males had a median income of $47,871 versus $31,317 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,123. About 2.9% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

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