Pleasantville, NY

Pleasantville profile

Living in Pleasantville

Pleasantville is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 7,260 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 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.

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 30.94 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Pleasantville is a pretty powerful place. 63.30% 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 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pleasantville's cultural character, accounting for 15.09% of the village’s population.

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