Pleasantville, NY
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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 has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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 93.18% 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 (24.81%), teaching (15.03%), and office and administrative support (10.34%).

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.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Pleasantville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Pleasantville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.68% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Pleasantville in 2010 was $53,278, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,112 for a family of four.

Pleasantville is a somewhat 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 10.88% of the village’s residents. 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 German.