Pleasant Grove is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 10,177 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Grove is the 64th largest community in Alabama.
Pleasant Grove real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Pleasant Grove house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pleasant Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pleasant Grove is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Grove who work in office and administrative support (16.54%), management occupations (10.20%), and sales jobs (10.09%).
Also of interest is that Pleasant Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Pleasant Grove is a very car-oriented city. 90.36% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Pleasant Grove is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Pleasant Grove has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
As is often the case in a small city, Pleasant Grove doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Pleasant Grove is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.36% of adults 25 and older in Pleasant Grove have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pleasant Grove in 2010 was $26,412, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,648 for a family of four. However, Pleasant Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pleasant Grove is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pleasant Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pleasant Grove residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Grove include Irish, Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Pleasant Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.