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Pleasant Groves

James P. Kaetz, Auburn University
Pleasant Groves is located in west-central Jackson County in the extreme northeastern corner of the state. It has a mayor/city council form of government.
History
Pleasant Groves was incorporated in 1993.
Demographics
According to 2016 Census estimates, Pleasant Groves recorded a population of 541. Of that number, 96.5 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 2.4 percent as Hispanic, 2.0 percent as two or more races, 0.9 percent as American Indian, and 0.6 percent as Asian. The town's median household income was $43,125, and the per capita income was $21,544.
Employment
According to 2016 Census estimates, the workforce in Pleasant Groves was divided among the following industrial categories:
  • Manufacturing (36.1 percent)
  • Retail trade (17.1 percent)
  • Educational services and health care and social assistance (9.5 percent)
  • Construction (6.7 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (6.0 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services (5.6 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extraction (5.2 percent)
  • Public administration (4.8 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services (3.2 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing, and utilities (2.8 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (2.4 percent)
  • Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing (0.8 percent)
Education
Students in Pleasant Groves attend Jackson County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.
Transportation
County Road 8 bisects Pleasant Groves through the center of town, running northeast-southwest.
Events and Places of Interest
Pleasant Groves lies northwest of 69,000-acre Guntersville Lake, which offers numerous recreational opportunities including boating and fishing. The town maintains a municipal park that features a pavilion, a playground, a walking trail, and outdoor volleyball and basketball courts. A community center features a dining hall that can be reserved for group activities and for city celebrations, such as annual Fourth of July and Labor Day festivities.

Additional Resources

Jackson County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Jackson County, Alabama Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1998.
Published:  June 12, 2017   |   Last updated:  October 9, 2020