Introduction to Pleasant Grove, Alabama

Pleasant Grove, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 9 miles W of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 149 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Birmingham metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 9,983 people lived in Pleasant Grove.

Pleasant Grove History

According to records, the community of Pleasant Grove came into existence in 1884. However, it remains unclear how the area came to be known by its present name. It was incorporated as a city in 1937 due to interesting circumstances. The city had many coal mines. The area's inhabitants used the local well water for their water supply. They sometimes found the well was empty and discovered that the well's water had gone to the mines. In order to fund the construction of a local water system, the Federal government had to officially incorporate the area as a city.

Pleasant Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Pleasant Grove Public Library
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama
  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
  • Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church

Things To Do In Pleasant Grove

The city of Pleasant Grove provides easy access to several museums including Birmingham Museum of Art, the Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama, and the Bessemer Hall of History. Oak Mountain State Park is nearby and visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and biking there. One can also visit Pleasant Grove City Hall. Pleasant Grove's cultural events and facilities are also an attraction for the tourists. There are also several churches dotting the lanes and by-lanes of this beautiful city.

Pleasant Grove Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Birmingham International Airport.

Pleasant Grove Higher Education

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jefferson State Community College, Samford University, and Bevill State community College offer higher educational opportunities.


Total Population 10,230
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,636
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $42,060
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,982


Median Family Income $70,659
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $952
Median House Value $150,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 4.4%

Pleasant Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 149 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jefferson
Metro Area Birmingham
Standard Zip Codes 35127
Phone Area Codes 205
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.49
Longitude -86.97

Pleasant Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 55 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 77 F
Annual Precip 59.3 inches
Station PINSON
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station JASPER
Distance 34.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 58.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Birmingham 211,705 $37,014
Brighton 2,918 $29,174
Hueytown 15,956 $53,735
Maytown 319 $51,250
Mulga 952 $37,500
Sylvan Springs 1,671 $60,625

Pleasant Grove Public Libraries

Pleasant Grove Public Library
Pleasant Grove, Alabama
(205) 744-1742

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

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