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Pleasant Grove

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Welcome to Pleasant Grove

Once an independent town, it clings to its distinctive identity even as the name “Pleasant Grove” is applied by outsiders to the entirety of Southeast Dallas. Longtime residents boast of the strong ties between members of the community and a pervasive spirit of volunteerism that encourages all to help make the neighborhood an even better place.



Median Owner-Occupied Home Value


Neighborhoods of Pleasant Grove

What the Locals Say

Locals Love

The neighborhood’s multicultural harmony, low-cost housing, and easy access to all parts of the city via highways and DART light-rail.

Locals Complain

There are too many businesses of certain types: car lots, payday loan stores, and insurance companies.

Fun Fact

In 1937, the local youth took pride in their community, and just like a school adopts a mascot, they decided they would as well. They fancied themselves a force to be reckoned with and adopted the strong, fearsome moniker “Grove Rats.”

Don’t Miss Crawford Memorial Park

Crawford Memorial Park, established in 1964, is a vast 266.2 acres. The multi-use loop trail within the park connects visitors to the various playgrounds, gardens, softball field, and other facilities.

Why I Love Pleasant Grove

By Norma Davis

Read The Story



The 2016 population of Pleasant Grove is estimated to be 58,753. That’s a change of +7.8% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +6.9%.

The number of households is 15,088, a change of +6.3% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +6.3%.

The average household size is 3.89.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $37,988 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 37.8% aren’t in the labor force. 28.4% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 45.3% are blue-collar workers, 31.3% are white-collar workers, and 23.4% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 35.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 2.0.


87.8% of Pleasant Grove homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $80,975

68.6% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 17.1 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 8.0 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1968.


Pleasant Grove includes portions of these police beats: 331, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338,

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 62
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 39
Business Burglaries 106
Home Burglaries 313
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 329
Auto Thefts 224
Business Robberies 12
Robberies of Individuals 86
Shoplifting Incidents 20
Other Thefts 192
Murders 1
Rapes 17
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Annie Webb Blanton Elementary 74
Dallas ISD B.H. Macon Elementary 73
Dallas ISD Balch Springs Middle School 65
Dallas ISD E.B. Comstock Middle School 65
Dallas ISD Fred F. Florence Middle School 54
Dallas ISD Frederick Douglass Elementary 61
Dallas ISD Gilbert Cuellar Sr. Elementary 73
Dallas ISD H. Grady Spruce High School 62
Dallas ISD Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary 79
Dallas ISD John B. Hood Middle School 56
Dallas ISD John Ireland Elementary 67
Dallas ISD John Q. Adams Elementary 71
Dallas ISD John W. Runyon Elementary 68
Dallas ISD Julius Dorsey Elementary 82
Dallas ISD Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary 71
Dallas ISD Pleasant Grove Elementary 70
Dallas ISD Richard Lagow Elementary 77
Dallas ISD Thelma Elizabeth Page Richardson Elementary 67
Dallas ISD W.W. Samuell High School 67
Dallas ISD William M. Anderson Elementary 67

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

17.1 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments. School STAAR exam passing rates from Texas Education Agency.