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.

Pleasant Valley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

Pleasant Valley’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Pleasant Valley is a very car-oriented town. 1.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Pleasant Valley is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Pleasant Valley has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

Being a small town, Pleasant Valley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Pleasant Valley citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.32% of adults in Pleasant Valley have at least a bachelor's 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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