Mount Pleasant Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Second-class township
Township of Mount Pleasant
Blue sign reads "SAMUEL MEREDITH: The first Treasurer of the U.S., 1789-1801, and Revolutionary patriot, spent the last years of his life at Pleasant Mount. Died here in 1817, on his estate, called Belmont."
A sign in Belmont Corners commemorating Samuel Meredith, the second Treasurer of the United States (despite what the sign says), and one of the more famous former residents of Mount Pleasant.
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
US Congressional District PA-10
State Senatorial District 20
State House of Representatives District 111
County Wayne
School District Forest City Regional
Regions V & IV
Settled June 1789[1]
Incorporated March 21, 1798
(original township of Wayne County)
Founded by Samuel Stanton[1]
Government
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Board of Supervisors[2]
 • US Representative Tom Marino (R)
 • State Senator Lisa Baker (R)
 • State Representative Sandra Major (R)
Area
 • Total 57.6 sq mi (149 km2)
 • Land 56.5 sq mi (146 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Elevation 1,427 ft (434.9 m)
Population (2010) 1,357
 • Density 24/sq mi (9.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570
GNIS feature ID 1217224[3]
FIPS code 42-127-51872[4]

Mount Pleasant is a second-class township in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The township's population was 1,357 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 57.6 square miles (149.2 km²), of which, 56.5 square miles (146 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3 km²) of it (1.91%) is water.

Communities[edit]

The following villages are located in Mount Pleasant Township:

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,357 people, 565 households, and 383 families residing in the township. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9.3/km²). There were 831 housing units at an average density of 14.7/sq mi (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.1% White, 0.7% African American, 0.2% American Indian, 0.9% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 565 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% 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 2.91.

In the township the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 59.4% from 18 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.6 years.

The median income for a household in the township was $53,424, and the median income for a family was $63,100. Males had a median income of $42,250 versus $29,038 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,987. About 1.5% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Forest City Regional School District is a Preschool-12th grade public school district serving residents of Mount Pleasant Township.

Map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania School Districts

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Goodrich, Phineas G. (1992) [1880]. History of Wayne County. Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. p. 188. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Index" (PDF). Wayne County Planning Commission/GIS. WordPress. 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Township of Mount Pleasant". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1 December 1989. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Mount Pleasant Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. Retrieved 2009-01-31. [dead link]
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "MOUNT PLEASANT: SECOND CLASS TOWNSHIP MAP" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Belmont Corner". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cascade". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 30 August 1990. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Niagara". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1 December 1989. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rudes Corner". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Whites Valley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 20 November 2014.