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Pleasant Grove, Utah
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence when deciding which community is best for your family. Per month, the median price of rent in Pleasant Grove is around $1,344 and the median value of a house in Pleasant Grove is around $251,400. The rent burden for Pleasant Grove is around 20.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Pleasant Grove is 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 93.5% white, 1.3% other or not specified, 0.4% Native American, 2.3% mixed race, 7.9% Hispanic, 1.6% Asian, and 0.5% black. Based on gender, 49.4% are male and 50.6% are female. The median age of Pleasant Grove is 26 years old. Of the population of Pleasant Grove 39.5% have a college degree, 16.3% have a high-school diploma, and 11.9% have a graduate degree. Out of the total population of Pleasant Grove, 11.9% live in poverty, 70.2% participate in the labor force, 9.7% do not have health insurance, and 3.4% are widows. The current population of Pleasant Grove consists of 38,845 people. Pleasant Grove has a population density of 1,644 people per square mile. In Pleasant Grove, 4.0% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces.
An overview of Utah
In terms of resources, Utah has a cost of living index of 98.2, a grocery index rating of 98.5, and a housing index rating of 93.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state of Utah has 53 hospitals and 53 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,220,176. The three highest ranked hospitals in Utah are Utah Valley Hospital, Lds Hospital, and Lakeview Hospital. Based on natural beauty, Utah ranks 49th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Utah citizen is ranked 4th nation-wide. Additionally, Utah is ranked 9th by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 53% of Utah's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,557 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-7%, Mainline Protestant-6%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Utah there are 34 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 46% voted for the Republican candidate while 27% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Utah ranks 44th in the country for diversity. In Utah, 21% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 31.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28°F. The average high winter temperature is around 60°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 3°F during the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Utah is around 70°F. The average high summer temperature is around 101°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35°F during the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 52%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Utah is around 1.12 inches. The most precipitation occurs in March with an average of 4.09 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Utah is 51.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 74.0 AQI. While residents of Utah mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Utah can include earthquakes and tornados.
Wildlife to be found in Utah
The state of Utah has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of chokecherry, sweet william, blue spruce, and utah oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the brown (grizzly) bear, the canada lynx, the belding's ground squirrel, or the allen's big-eared bat. The state animal of Utah is the the wapiti elk.