Pleasant Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 38,052 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Grove is the 20th largest community in Utah.
Pleasant Grove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.81%), sales jobs (14.13%), and management occupations (9.01%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Pleasant Grove’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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: 37.37% of adults in Pleasant Grove have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pleasant Grove in 2010 was $20,415, which is lower middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,660 for a family of four. However, Pleasant Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, Danish, European, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Pleasant Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.