Pleasant Grove, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pleasant Grove, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasant Grove had a population of 9,678 as of July 1, 2017. Pleasant Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Grove is located at latitude 33.4936 and longitude -86.9782 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasant Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Pleasant Grove (GNIS ID: 2404538) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Pleasant Grove is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasant Grove: Earle, Frog Pond.

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Pleasant Grove, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,678
Daytime Population: Workers 1,212
Daytime Population: Residents 5,170
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,382
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 9,544
Population in Familes 8,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 134
Population Density2 978
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $64,342
Average Household Income $74,862
Per Capita Income $27,855


Total Housing Units 3,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,105 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 452 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 405 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $158,418
Average Home Value $161,159


Total Households 3,558
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,707
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.6% -0.25%
Households -0.59% -0.26%
Families -0.74% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Pleasant Grove, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Grove to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 68 88th
Population Density # 46 92nd
Diversity Index # 97 83rd
Median Household Income # 34 94th
Per Capita Income # 60 90th

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