Pleasant Valley, NY
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Pleasant Valley is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,156 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pleasant Valley is the 703rd largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns, Pleasant Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pleasant Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pleasant Valley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasant Valley who work in teaching (15.11%), office and administrative support (13.91%), and sales jobs (10.28%).

Of important note, Pleasant Valley is also a town of artists. Pleasant Valley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pleasant Valley’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.80% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The overall crime rate in Pleasant Valley is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

Pleasant Valley is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Pleasant Valley isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 1.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

As is often the case in a small town, Pleasant Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Pleasant Valley is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.32% of adults in Pleasant Valley have a college degree.

The per capita income in Pleasant Valley in 2010 was $30,182, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,728 for a family of four. However, Pleasant Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pleasant Valley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Pleasant Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pleasant Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pleasant Valley include German, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Pleasant Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and Italian.

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