Mount Pleasant is the county seat of and largest city in Titus County, in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, Mount Pleasant’s population was 15,564; it is situated in Northeast Texas. Mount Pleasant was founded May 11, 1848, to serve as county seat for Titus County, which was created by a legislative act on May 11, 1846. Until after the Civil War, Titus County also included the territory of present-day Franklin and Morris Counties. High waters along the creeks and the Sulphur River often halted travel in the early years. In the 21st century, Titus County comprises the Mount Pleasant Micropolitan Statistical Area, named for the county seat.
Mount Pleasant is located at 33°9′28″N 94°58′12″W (33.157891, −94.970084).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.7 square miles (33.0 km2), of which 12.5 square miles (32.5 km2) of it are land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) is covered by water. Mount Pleasant gets its name from the Mount Pleasant Peak, the shortest mountain in Texas. As of the census of 2000, 13,935 people, 4,558 households, and 3,208 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,112.0 people per square mile (429.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 56.70% White, 16.00% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 23.57% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races.
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