Pleasant Grove, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 353.
Males: 197  (55.9%)
Females: 156  (44.1%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $73,805
Pleasant Grove:

$73,805
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,880

Pleasant Grove CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $259,700
Pleasant Grove:

$259,700
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $126,093; detached houses: $129,692

Median gross rent in 2017: $688.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pleasant Grove: 122.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.6%
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  • Races in Pleasant Grove, MD (2010)
    • 34798.3%White alone
    • 30.8%Two or more races
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

Races in Pleasant Grove detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (42.6%), Irish (19.9%), English (13.2%), Italian (13.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.9%), Scottish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,742 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,431 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, MD (2.3 miles , pop. 88,254).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (16.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (108.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Columbia, MD (1.5 miles ),
Scaggsville, MD (1.6 miles ),
North Laurel, MD (1.6 miles ),
Fulton, MD (1.8 miles ),
Savage-Guilford, MD (1.8 miles ),
Savage, MD (1.9 miles ),
West Laurel, MD (2.1 miles ),
Laurel, MD (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.17 N, Longitude: 76.87 W

Distribution of median household income in Pleasant Grove, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pleasant Grove, MD in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Maryland:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.6. This is worse than average.

City:

90.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.262. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.262
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.319. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.319
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.94
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Pleasant Grove-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.6 miles away from the Pleasant Grove place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 tornado 13.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pleasant Grove-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.1 miles away from Pleasant Grove center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from Pleasant Grove center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 281.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 355.6 miles away from Pleasant Grove center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Baltimore County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Pleasant Grove:

  • GENTIVA CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; COLUMBIA, MD)
  • DAVITA - CEDAR LANE (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; COLUMBIA, MD)
  • LORIEN HEALTH SYSTEMS - COLUMBIA (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; COLUMBIA, MD)
  • HOWARD COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; COLUMBIA, MD)
  • HOWARD HOME HEALTH CORPORATION (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; COLUMBIA, MD)
  • DAVITA - HOWARD COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; COLUMBIA, MD)
  • VANTAGE HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; COLUMBIA, MD)

Amtrak stations near Pleasant Grove:

  • 10 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pleasant Grove:

  • Howard Community College (about 3 miles; Columbia, MD; Full-time enrollment: 6,528)
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County (about 11 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 11,160)
  • Bowie State University (about 13 miles; Bowie, MD; FT enrollment: 4,517)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 14 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 32,734)
  • University of Maryland-University College (about 14 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 25,040)
  • Coppin State University (about 15 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Baltimore City Community College (about 16 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,560)

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Baltimore County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

54.6%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Pleasant Grove:

Marital status in Pleasant Grove, MD
  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 37.6%

For population 25 years and over in Pleasant Grove:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Maryland average:

12.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pleasant Grove, MD (based on Baltimore County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic153,24334
Evangelical Protestant62,367232
Mainline Protestant50,484167
Other32,62854
Black Protestant32,44237
Orthodox1,6633
None472,202-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 137
Baltimore County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Baltimore County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 88
Baltimore County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 150
Here:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 367
Baltimore County:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.4%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
Maryland:

15.5%

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,407 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($334 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

0.03%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Baltimore city, MD  2.72% ($51,377 average AGI)
from Harford County, MD  0.44% ($56,246)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.43% ($47,466)


6.98% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($276 average AGI)
Baltimore County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Baltimore city, MD  1.99% ($39,973 average AGI)
to Harford County, MD  0.58% ($64,224)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.48% ($60,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pleasant Grove:

  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WILC (900 AM; 2 kW; LAUREL, MD; Owner: ILC CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WJFK (1300 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF-AM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pleasant Grove:

  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WFSI (107.9 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Pleasant Grove:

  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)

Pleasant Grove fatal accident list:

Aug 16, 2005 05:31 AM, I-68, Atr Station, Lat: 39.675387, Lon: -78.690520, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 364ft / 111mTotal length
  • $196,000Total costs
  • 167,558Total average daily traffic
  • 12,408Total average daily truck traffic
  • 139,015Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pleasant Grove, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 161990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pleasant Grove, MD
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pleasant Grove, MD
  • 54.6%Wood
  • 17.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pleasant Grove, MD
  • 55.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.3%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Pleasant Grove compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Pleasant Grove on our top lists:

  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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