Pleasantville, NY
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Living in Pleasantville


Pleasantville is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,322 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 92.51% 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 (18.11%), teaching (17.23%), and sales jobs (9.04%).

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.

Because of many things, Pleasantville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pleasantville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pleasantville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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. 60.71% 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 2010 was $53,142, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,568 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 Asian. Pleasantville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.36% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pleasantville include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Pleasantville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.