Pleasantville, NJ
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Pleasantville is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 20,755 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pleasantville is the 95th largest community in New Jersey.

Pleasantville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pleasantville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasantville who work in food service (19.32%), maintenance occupations (13.51%), and office and administrative support (11.08%).

Pleasantville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

A lot of people in Pleasantville take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Pleasantville, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

In Pleasantville, just 10.53% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Pleasantville in 2010 was $17,719, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,876 for a family of four. However, Pleasantville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pleasantville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pleasantville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pleasantville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Pleasantville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pleasantville include Irish, Italian, English, and Haitian.

Pleasantville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.95%.

The most common language spoken in Pleasantville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.