Pleasant Garden, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pleasant Garden, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Pleasant Garden had a population of 4,624 as of July 1, 2017. Pleasant Garden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Garden is located at latitude 35.9517 and longitude -79.7544 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pleasant Garden (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The Town of Pleasant Garden (GNIS ID: 2407133) 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 Town of Pleasant Garden is located within Township of Fentress, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Garden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasant Garden: Fentress.

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Pleasant Garden, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,624
Daytime Population: Workers 1,074
Daytime Population: Residents 2,752
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,826
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 4,559
Population in Familes 3,910
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 303
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $59,459
Average Household Income $74,445
Per Capita Income $29,409


Total Housing Units 1,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,405 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 336 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $181,743
Average Home Value $203,894


Total Households 1,741
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,270
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.57%
Households 0.41% 0.58%
Families 0.02% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Pleasant Garden, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Garden to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 164 78th
Population Density # 567 23rd
Diversity Index # 436 41st
Median Household Income # 90 88th
Per Capita Income # 157 79th

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