Pleasant Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 38,845 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Grove is the 20th largest community in Utah.
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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Grove who work in office and administrative support (15.49%), sales jobs (12.84%), and management occupations (10.74%).
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.
Because of many things, Pleasant Grove is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pleasant Grove really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pleasant Grove perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The population of Pleasant Grove is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.52% of adults in Pleasant Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pleasant Grove in 2010 was $23,037, which is middle income relative to Utah, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,148 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Grove include English, German, Danish, European, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Pleasant Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.