Since World War
II, Pleasant Grove has experienced ever-increasing major subdividing
of farms for house building. Today few farms remain. Sons returning
from the war settled in town but worked elsewhere; the population explosion,
increased work opportunities outside the community, and fast and convenient
transportation all contributed to transform the town into a bedroom
community with few shopping amenities. Pleasant Grove has evolved into
a desirable living area, with eight parks, a new public library, numerous
recreational facilities, and a low crime rate.
The 1990 population
profile shows that forty percent of the residents are age fourteen and
younger, and the median age is twenty-one. During the past decade, the
population grew by 2,634. Its current
population of 13,476 places Pleasant Grove twentieth largest among
See: Howard R.
Driggs, Timpanogos Town (1948).