Pleasantville is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,173 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 94.72% 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 (20.46%), teaching (16.21%), and office and administrative support (13.81%).
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.
Pleasantville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Pleasantville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Pleasantville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pleasantville, the average commute to work is 30.91 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small village, Pleasantville has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Pleasantville is a pretty powerful place. 60.91% of the adults in Pleasantville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Pleasantville in 2010 was $54,397, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,588 for a family of four.
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. Important ancestries of people in Pleasantville include Irish, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Pleasantville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.