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.
The neighborhood’s multicultural harmony, low-cost housing, and easy access to all parts of the city via highways and DART light-rail.
There are too many businesses of certain types: car lots, payday loan stores, and insurance companies.
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.”
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.
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|
|Robberies of Individuals||86|
|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|