Pleasantville is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,513 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pleasantville is the 241st largest community in New York.
Pleasantville home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Pleasantville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Pleasantville is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pleasantville is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasantville who work in management occupations (14.77%), teaching (11.65%), and sales jobs (10.19%).
Of important note, Pleasantville is also a village of artists. Pleasantville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Pleasantville’s character.
Also of interest is that Pleasantville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Pleasantville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Pleasantville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pleasantville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Pleasantville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pleasantville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Pleasantville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Pleasantville is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Pleasantville. 63.30% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pleasantville in 2018 was $57,810, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $231,240 for a family of four.
Pleasantville is a very ethnically-diverse village. 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 18.74% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pleasantville include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
Pleasantville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.09%.
The most common language spoken in Pleasantville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.