Pleasant Grove, UT

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Living in Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 37,726 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Grove is the 23rd largest community in Utah. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Pleasant Grove, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Pleasant Grove, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Pleasant Grove’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Pleasant Grove does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $76,672.00.

Housing costs in Pleasant Grove are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.

Pleasant Grove is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pleasant Grove is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Grove who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), sales jobs (12.98%), and management occupations (12.30%).

Also of interest is that Pleasant Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.52% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The education level of Pleasant Grove ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Pleasant Grove, 40.90% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Pleasant Grove in 2018 was $30,070, which is upper middle income relative to Utah, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,280 for a family of four. However, Pleasant Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pleasant Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pleasant Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pleasant Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Grove include English, German, European, Irish, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Pleasant Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.