Pleasant Grove Alabama

Pleasant Grove Alabama

Location of Pleasant Grove in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Pleasant Grove is a city in western Jefferson County, Alabama. It is part of the Birmingham metropolitan area. Its nickname is “The Good Neighbor City”. At the 2010 census the population was 10,110.

City Of Pleasant Grove Contact Information

501 Park Rd, Pleasant Grove AL, 35127

Pleasant Grove Alabama History

Pleasant Grove was established in 1889, but incorporated as a city in January 1937. The incorporation came about by reason of a rather unusual circumstance. The town sits on land honeycombed by coal mines. For many years the residents had relied on water wells for their water supply. As years passed and more mining was done, Pleasant Grove found itself confronted with a problem. Residents would sometimes go to their well to draw water only to find there was none. The water had gone into the mines.

During the mid to late 30s, the Federal Government had a program for financing the building of local water systems. In exploring the possibility of securing such funds, it was revealed that in order to secure such financing a community must be legally incorporated. At this time the incorporation became a reality.

Source: Wikipedia contributors, “Pleasant Grove, Alabama,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Pleasant Grove Alabama Demographics

Population: 10,250
White Population: 8,482
Black Population: 1,669
Hispanic Population: 29
Asian Population: 22
Hawaiian Population: 0
Indian Population: 22
Other Population: 17
Male Population: 4,860
Female Population: 5,390
Avg House Value: $110,100
Avg Household Income: $52,905
* Demographic data is based on information taken from the 2000 Census.

Pleasant Grove Alabama Zip Code


Pleasant Grove Alabama High School

Construction of a new Pleasant Grove High School was completed in 2010. Pleasant Grove High School has the highest graduation rate in the Jefferson County School system. It is a 7-12 school with approximately 847 students.  The school is served by two administrators, two counselors, a librarian and additional instructional personnel for a total of  52 employees. There are four Nationally Certified teachers on staff, and the remainder of the staff is highly qualified as per Alabama Board of Education standards. The old high school is now Pleasant Grove Middle School.

Pleasant Grove Alabama Police Department

501 Park Rd (202.92 mi)
Pleasant Grove, Alabama 35127
Phone: (205) 744-1735

Pleasant Grove Alabama News

Pleasant Grove Alabama Public Library

501 Park Road, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127

Pleasant Grove Alabama Fire Department

501 Park Rd, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127

The Pleasant Grove Fire and Rescue Service is located at City Hall. We have 5 full-time Firefighters per shift, 24/7. The department is managed by the Director of Public Safety, Chief Robert Knight. Daily operations are overseen by Captain Terry Winslett, a 25 year veteran of the department.

The City of Pleasant Grove provides the highest quality, modern fire suppression and EMS equipment available. This allows us to maintain a current Class 3 ISO rating which results in low insurance cost for citizens and business. All Pleasant Grove Firefighters are trained to the minimum of Emergency Medical Technician, with 90% of personnel trained to the Paramedic level. All members receive annual ACLS certification training, designed to deal with all cardiac emergencies. We have the latest, modern cardiac monitor/defibrillators.

We offer other non-emergency services such as daily blood pressure screenings, public education programs, and assistance with smoke detectors. To successfully meet the needs of the community, we will continue to establish a mindset that accepts no short cuts in equipment, apparatus, and training required to maintain a commitment to excellence in service and protection.