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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 10,270
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,462
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,014
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,003
Median House Value $151,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station BESSEMER 3 WSW
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 212,211 $37,257
Brighton 2,904 $31,591
Hueytown 15,894 $50,936
Maytown 359 $52,188
Mulga 922 $39,286
Sylvan Springs 1,729 $60,700

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pleasant Grove Public Libraries

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

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Pleasant Grove High Schools

PLEASANT GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
805 7TH AVENUE
205-379-5250
Serves 963 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

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