Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

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Mount Pleasant, Tennessee
City
Nickname(s): The Phosphate Capital of the World
Location of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee
Location of Mount Pleasant, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°32′42″N 87°11′55″W / 35.54500°N 87.19861°W / 35.54500; -87.19861Coordinates: 35°32′42″N 87°11′55″W / 35.54500°N 87.19861°W / 35.54500; -87.19861
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Maury
Government
 • Type City Manager-Commission
 • City Manager Michelle Williams
 • Mayor Robert Shackelford
Area
 • Total 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 • Land 11.0 sq mi (28.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 4,579
 • Density 410/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38474
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-51080[1]
GNIS feature ID 1306783[2]
Website www.mtpleasant-tn.com

Mount Pleasant is a city in Maury County, Tennessee. Mount Pleasant is the birthplace of Confederate Sam R. Watkins and formerly titled The Phosphate Capital of the World. The population was 4,491 at the 2000 census and 4,579 2012.

Geography[edit]

Mount Pleasant is located at 35°32′42″N 87°11′55″W / 35.54500°N 87.19861°W / 35.54500; -87.19861 (35.544977, -87.198683).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (29 km2), of which 11.1 square miles (29 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.18%) is water.

Departments[edit]

Police department[edit]

The Mount Pleasant Police Department was established in 1824.

Fire department[edit]

The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is a combination fire department consisting of full-time and volunteer firefighters.

Government[edit]

City Manager[edit]

  • ????-2007 — Robert Murray (retired)[4]
  • 2007-2008 — Debbie McMullin (interim) [4]
  • 2008-2009 — Richard Goode (fired by city commission; no reason was given[4])
  • 2009-2010 — Debbie McMullin (interim[4])
  • 2010-2011 — Steve Huffer (fired by city commission)
  • 2011-2012 — Tommy G. Goetz (interim[4])
  • 2012–Present - Michelle Williams

City Mayor[edit]

  • 2014-Present — Robert Shackelford, Mayor
  • 2014-Present — George Vestal Vice Mayor
  • 2012 - 2014 - Maury Colvett

City Commission[edit]

  • Mike Davis
  • George Vestal
  • Robert Shackelford
  • Delores Blankenship
  • Ricky Frazier

Chief of Police[edit]

  • 2014- Present - Michael Hay, Chief of Police

Fire Chief[edit]

  • Tim Smith

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 466
1900 2,007 330.7%
1910 1,973 −1.7%
1920 2,093 6.1%
1930 2,010 −4.0%
1940 3,089 53.7%
1950 2,931 −5.1%
1960 2,921 −0.3%
1970 3,530 20.8%
1980 3,375 −4.4%
1990 4,278 26.8%
2000 4,491 5.0%
2010 4,561 1.6%
Est. 2012 4,579 0.4%
Sources:[5][6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,491 people, 1,815 households, and 1,232 families residing in the city. The population density was 406.5 people per square mile (156.9/km²). There were 2,008 housing units at an average density of 181.8 per square mile (70.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.02% White, 23.45% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 1,815 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,004, and the median income for a family was $36,949. Males had a median income of $31,285 versus $22,599 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,345. About 14.9% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Tim Hodge (November 17, 2011). "Manager hopefuls plentiful". Columbia Daily Herald. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.