Pleasant Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 37,726 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Grove is the 23rd largest community in Utah. Pleasant Grove has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Pleasant Grove, where the median household income is $76,672.00.
Housing costs in Pleasant Grove are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.
Unlike some cities, Pleasant Grove isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pleasant Grove are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pleasant Grove is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Grove who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), sales jobs (12.98%), and management occupations (12.30%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Pleasant Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.52% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Pleasant Grove is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.90% of adults in Pleasant Grove have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Pleasant Grove in 2018 was $30,070, which is upper middle income relative to Utah, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,280 for a family of four. However, Pleasant Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pleasant Grove is a somewhat 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 White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Grove include English, German, European, Irish, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Pleasant Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.