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Pleasant Grove is a township in Coles County, in the Charleston-Mattoon metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Pleasant Grove. For links to other places called Pleasant Grove, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Pleasant Grove is 39.403N. The longitude is -88.27W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 732 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,403.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pleasant Grove demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Coles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62440 ZIP code.
22% of Pleasant Grove residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pleasant Grove ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pleasant Grove was $21,408, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Pleasant Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pleasant Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.
Coles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pleasant Grove political report.
The average commute time for Pleasant Grove workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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