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Mount Pleasant is a township in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mount Pleasant. For links to other places called Mount Pleasant, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mount Pleasant is 41.799N. The longitude is -89.925W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,291.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Pleasant demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whiteside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61261 ZIP code.
28% of Mount Pleasant residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Pleasant ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Pleasant was $20,060, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Mount Pleasant residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Pleasant, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $766.
Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Pleasant political report.
The average commute time for Mount Pleasant workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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