Pleasant Garden, North Carolina
|Pleasant Garden, North Carolina|
|Motto: "Remembering the Past, While Moving towards the Future"|
Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina.
|• Total||15.4 sq mi (39.8 km2)|
|• Land||15.3 sq mi (39.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||850 ft (259 m)|
|• Density||307.2/sq mi (118.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1021999|
|Website||Official Website of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina|
Pleasant Garden is located at (35.961103, -79.763387).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.4 square miles (40 km2), of which, 15.3 square miles (40 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.26%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,714 people, 1,783 households, and 1,383 families residing in the town. The population density was 307.2 people per square mile (118.6/km²). There were 1,874 housing units at an average density of 122.1 per square mile (47.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.19% White, 11.24% African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population.
There were 1,783 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $45,833, and the median income for a family was $51,818. Males had a median income of $36,052 versus $29,778 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,679. About 8.0% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.
- Shane Hmiel, former NASCAR driver
- Don Vaughan, city attorney for Pleasant Garden, 1998-2009; member of the North Carolina State Senate, 2009-2013; pushed for passage in 2010 of Susie's Law
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Donald Vaughan's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved August 14, 2014.