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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
The population of Pleasant Groves according to the 2010 Census was 420. Of that number, 95.2 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 2.6 percent as Native American, 1.9 percent as two or more races, and 0.5 percent as Hispanic or Latino. The town's median household income, according to 2010 estimates, was $43,462, and the per capita income was $18,077.
Employment
According to the 2010 Census, the workforce in Pleasant Groves was divided among the following occupational categories:
· Manufacturing (35.2 percent)
· Educational services, and health care and social assistance (14.8 percent)
· Retail trade (11.2 percent)
· Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste   management services (10.7 percent)
· Construction (8.2 percent)
· Public administration (7.1 percent)
· Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (5.1 percent)
· Other services, except public administration (4.1 percent)
· Transportation and warehousing and utilities (2.0 percent)
· Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (1.5   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, baseball and softball fields, a playground, a walking trail, and outdoor volleyball and basketball courts. A community center features a dining hall that may be used 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:  June 12, 2017