Pleasant Hill, Iowa Population 2024

11,804

Pleasant Hill is a city located in Polk County Iowa. Pleasant Hill has a 2024 population of 11,804. Pleasant Hill is currently growing at a rate of 2.69% annually and its population has increased by 16.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,173 in 2020.

The average household income in Pleasant Hill is $103,687 with a poverty rate of 9.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pleasant Hill is 40.5 years, 39.4 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Pleasant Hill Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pleasant Hill was:

  • White: 84.16%
  • Two or more races: 5.65%
  • Black or African American: 4.84%
  • Asian: 4.37%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
10.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,131.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
16.03% (1,631)
The current population of Pleasant Hill, Iowa is 11,804 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,173.

Pleasant Hill, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,80084.16%
Two or more races5915.65%
Black or African American5064.84%
Asian4574.37%
Other race720.69%
Native American300.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pleasant Hill Population by Race

Pleasant Hill Population Pyramid 2024

Pleasant Hill Median Age

40.5

Total

39.4

Male

41.9

Female

Pleasant Hill Adults

There are 7,547 adults, (2,195 of whom are seniors) in Pleasant Hill.

Pleasant Hill Age Dependency

95.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pleasant Hill Sex Ratio

Female5,61553.7%
Male4,84146.3%

Pleasant Hill Population by Age

Pleasant Hill Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8602.6777.722.3
Married2,4112.9486.913.1
Non Family8091.266634
Female4023.3650.249.8
Male2383.527129
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2.96

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pleasant Hill Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pleasant Hill Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pleasant Hill Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.52%.

Pleasant Hill Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,861

Average Earnings

$61,606

Average Male

$47,324

Average Female

Pleasant Hill Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pleasant Hill Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pleasant Hill Language

92.5% of Pleasant Hill residents speak only English, while 7.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.83% of the population.

Pleasant Hill Language

Pleasant Hill Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,4278229.75%
Black50110621.16%
Hispanic592183.04%
Native301343.33%
Other7256.94%
Multiple59120.34%
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9.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.4%

Male Poverty Rate

9.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pleasant Hill

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pleasant Hill is Native, with 43.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pleasant Hill is Multiple, with 0.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.04%.

Pleasant Hill Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School11.74%
Less Than 9th Grade8.2%
Some College3.37%
Bachelors or Greater1.88%
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Pleasant Hill Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed77.46%
Male Unemployed20.58%
Female Employed6.27%
Male Employed5.73%
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Pleasant Hill Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pleasant Hill Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pleasant Hill Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Pleasant Hill Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pleasant Hill Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pleasant Hill Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pleasant Hill Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

620

Number of Veterans

561

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

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Pleasant Hill Veterans by War

count

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Pleasant Hill Veterans by Age

count

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Pleasant Hill Veterans by Race

Pleasant Hill Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pleasant Hill Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Pleasant Hill Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pleasant Hill Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pleasant Hill Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.59%

Born in Pleasant Hill

95.59%

Native Born

4.41%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

3.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.59% of Pleasant Hill residents were born in the United States, with 71.59% having been born in Iowa. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pleasant Hill Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,3493092.37%
202813,0403092.43%
202712,7313092.49%
202612,4223092.55%
202512,1133092.62%
202411,8043092.69%
202311,4953092.76%
202211,1863092.84%
202110,8777046.92%
202010,1731441.44%
201910,02950.05%
201810,0241821.85%
20179,84220.02%
20169,8402722.84%
20159,5681671.78%
20149,4011001.08%
20139,3011351.47%
20129,1661731.92%
20118,9931611.82%
20108,8323,76274.2%
20005,0701,39938.11%
19903,6711785.1%
19803,493
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Pleasant Hill Population by Year