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Overview

Introduction to Pleasant Grove, Utah

Pleasant Grove, Utah, in Utah county, is located 5 miles NW of Orem, Utah (center to center) and is 343 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is included in the Provo - Orem metropolitan area.

Pleasant Grove History

Pleasant Grove was first settled on July 19, 1850 by Mormon pioneers called John Mercer, William H. Adams, and Philo T. Farnsworth. It was established as a small community on September 13, 1850. Pleasant Grove was incorporated on January 18, 1855 with 623 citizens. It was initially named as Battle Creek. Later on, it was renamed after a grove of cottonwood trees.

Pleasant Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Battle Creek Fort
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Mount Timpanogos Wilderness
  • Uinta National Forest
  • North American Museum of Ancient Life
  • Utah Lake State Park

Things To Do In Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove offers easy access to Battle Creek Fort. History buffs should visit the museums like North American Museum of Ancient Life, Wheeler Historic Farm, UVSC Woodbury Art Museum, and Park City Museum. The Wasatch Mountain State Park, Deer Creek State Park, Utah Lake State Park, and Jordanelle State Park are less than half an hour's drive away. One can also plan a day trip to the Uinta National Forest. The city is home to many churches such as the Manila Church, First Baptist Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Pleasant Grove Transportation

One can avail of flights from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Pleasant Grove Higher Education

Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, and Utah Valley State College are the centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,678
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens7.1%
Employed Population 16+16,150
Age of the Population26

Families

% of people married60.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,525
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,773
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,929

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,411
% Above Poverty Level87.9%
% Below Poverty Level12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone13%
Median Gross Rent$1,051
Median House Value$234,200

Ancestry

English30.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.5%
German8.2%
Danishn7%
Scottish5.8%
Irish5.6%
Swedish5.6%
Italian3.3%
Welsh3%
Norwegian2.8%
Dutch2.8%
French Except Basque2.2%
Swiss1.7%
Polish1%
Russian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
African0.2%
Czech0.2%
Arab0.2%
South African0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Pleasant Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Utah County
Standard Zip Codes84062
Phone Area Codes385,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.46
Approximate Longitude-111.63

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)

StationPLEASANT GROVE
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip17.6 inches
StationOLMSTEAD P H
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp59 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 67 F
Annual Precip20.2 inches
StationTIMPANOGOS CAVE
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip25.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
American Fork28,127$78,333
Cedar Hills10,248$94,191
Lehi56,314$82,857
Lindon10,686$90,742
Orem93,220$61,647
Vineyard1,673$92,481

Pleasant Grove Public Libraries

Pleasant Grove Public Library
30 EAST CENTER STREET
Pleasant Grove, Utah
(801) 785-3950

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Pleasant Grove Public Schools

Canyon Grove Academy
588 W 3300 N
ZIP: 84062
(801) 785-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Central School
95 N 400 E
ZIP: 84062
(801) 785-8711
Primary
Total Enrollment 591
Grovecrest School
200 E 1100 N
ZIP: 84062
(801) 785-8714
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
John Hancock Charter School
125 N 100 E
ZIP: 84062
(801) 796-5646
Primary
Total Enrollment 186
Lincoln Academy
1582 W 3300 N
ZIP: 84062
(801) 756-2039
Other
Total Enrollment 866
Manila School
1726 N 600 W
ZIP: 84062
(801) 785-8720
Primary
Total Enrollment 781
Mount Mahogany School
618 N 1300 W
ZIP: 84062
(801) 785-8795
Primary
Total Enrollment 935
Pleasant Grove High
700 E 200 S
ZIP: 84062
(801) 610-8170
High
Total Enrollment 2009
Pleasant Grove Jr High
810 N 100 E
ZIP: 84062
(801) 785-8707
Middle
Total Enrollment 1357
Spectrum Academy - Pleasant Grove
867 South 800 West
ZIP: 84062
(801) 785-9019
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Valley View School
941 Orchard Dr
ZIP: 84062
(801) 785-8723
Primary
Total Enrollment 491

Pleasant Grove Private Schools

Liahona Prep Academy
2464 W 450 S
ZIP: 84062
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 218
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