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Overview

Introduction to Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Pleasant Hill, Iowa is located 4 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 127 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Polk county, and the city is part of the Des Moines metro area. The population of Pleasant Hill is 5,070.

Pleasant Hill History

Pleasant Hill was incorporated as a city on May 12, 1956. It is situated in Polk County, which was founded in 1846. This county was named in honor of President James K. Polk. Polk County is among the 5 counties which make up Des Moines - West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pleasant Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Doane Park
  • Pleasant Hill Free Church
  • Des Moines Art Center
  • State Historical Society of Iowa
  • Big Creek State Park

Things To Do In Pleasant Hill

Residents of Pleasant Hill can spend their leisure time at the Big Creek State Park, Walnut Woods State Park, and the Doane Park. Des Moines Art Center is for the ones who cherish art in all its forms. Tourists also flock to State Historical Society of Iowa. Greens and Blues Fest is the festival held in Pleasant Hill during the month of May every year.

Pleasant Hill Transportation

Des Moines International Airport is the closest airport.

Pleasant Hill Higher Education

There are many colleges and universities which can be attended from Pleasant Hill including Des Moines Community College, Drake University, Iowa State University, and Iowa Central Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,406
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+5,265
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married59.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,268
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,722
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,544

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,205
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$899
Median House Value$186,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
Irish14%
English10.6%
Dutch5.8%
Norwegian3.9%
Italian3.4%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swedish2%
Welsh1.9%
Danishn1.7%
Czech0.8%
Polish0.7%
German0.7%
Belgian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Liberian0.2%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Pleasant Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Polk County
Standard Zip Codes50327, 50317
Phone Area Codes515
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.58
Approximate Longitude-93.49

Pleasant Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDES MOINES AP
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationNEWTON
Distance26.8 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationKNOXVILLE
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip35 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altoona16,692$90,739
Bondurant5,079$79,592
Carlisle4,031$75,450
Des Moines212,859$58,564
Runnells514$77,361
Windsor Heights4,980$64,732

Pleasant Hill Public Libraries

Pleasant Hill Public Library
5151 MAPLE DR
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
(515) 266-7815

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Pleasant Hill Public Schools

Four Mile Elementary School
670 Se 68th St
ZIP: 50327
(515) 265-1972
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Southeast Polk High School
7945 Ne University Ave.
ZIP: 50327
(515) 967-6631
High
Total Enrollment 1980
Southeast Polk Junior High School
8325 Ne University Ave.
ZIP: 50327
(515) 967-5509
Middle
Total Enrollment 1010
Spring Creek - 6th Grade
8031 Ne University Ave.
ZIP: 50327
(515) 967-5533
Middle
Total Enrollment 526
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