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Pleasant Hill, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Pleasant Hill had a population of 9,351 as of July 1, 2016. Pleasant Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Hill is located at latitude 41.5992 and longitude -93.5084 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasant Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Pleasant Hill (GNIS ID: 2396230) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Pleasant Hill is located within Township of Four Mile, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasant Hill: Youngstown.

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Pleasant Hill, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,351
Population in Households 9,319
Population in Familes 7,905
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 1,019
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 3,588
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,628
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,659 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 929 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $192,921
Average Home Value $210,103


Median Household Income $77,939
Average Household Income $87,619
Per Capita Income $32,863
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.25%
Households 0.89% 1.21%
Families 1.29% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pleasant Hill, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Hill to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 96th
Population Density1 # 286 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 83 92nd
Median Household Income # 47 95th
Per Capita Income # 136 87th

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