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The Town of Mount Pleasant had a population of 461 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Pleasant ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Pleasant is located at latitude 35.9815 and longitude -91.7773 in Izard County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Pleasant (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Izard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Town of Mount Pleasant (GNIS ID: 2406210) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Mount Pleasant is located within Township of Drytown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Izard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Pleasant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Pleasant: Barren Fork, Barrenfork, Dry Town, Drytown.

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Mount Pleasant, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 461
Population in Households 461
Population in Familes 388
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 138
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $86,694
Average Home Value $131,212


Median Household Income $36,769
Average Household Income $51,841
Per Capita Income $21,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.74% 1.06%
Households 1.86% 1.16%
Families 2.91% 1.12%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Pleasant, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Pleasant to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 313 42nd
Population Density1 # 458 15th
Diversity Index2 # 509 6th
Median Household Income # 269 50th
Per Capita Income # 177 67th

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