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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,284
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+4,684
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.4%
Median Earnings25+$45,049
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,406

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,545
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,056
Median House Value$151,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.7%
English5.3%
Irish5.2%
Scottish3.9%
German3.2%
Italian1.4%
African1.1%
French Except Basque0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Polish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Pleasant Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes35127
Phone Area Codes205
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.48
Approximate 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)

StationBESSEMER 3 WSW
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 55 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 77 F
Annual Precip59.3 inches
StationPINSON
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationJASPER
Distance34.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip58.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Birmingham212,424$39,455
Brighton2,868$30,048
Hueytown15,797$47,990
Maytown349$60,208
Mulga967$45,833
Sylvan Springs1,753$66,630

Pleasant Grove Public Libraries

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

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Pleasant Grove Public Schools

Pleasant Grove Elem Sch
601 Park Rd
ZIP: 35127
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Pleasant Grove High Sch
100 Spartan Drive
ZIP: 35127
High
Total Enrollment 524
Pleasant Grove Middle Sch
805 Seventh Avenue
ZIP: 35127
Middle
Total Enrollment 382
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