Pleasantville, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pleasantville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasantville had a population of 20,088 as of July 1, 2016. Pleasantville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasantville is located at latitude 39.3888 and longitude -74.5143 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasantville (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.69 sq. miles and a water area of 1.6 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Pleasantville (GNIS ID: 885356) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasantville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasantville: Adamstown, Lakestown, Risleytown, Smith's Landing.

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Pleasantville, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,088
Population in Households 19,770
Population in Familes 15,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density1 3,528
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 6,546
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 4,476
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 7,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,204 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,341 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 772 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $162,470
Average Home Value $176,997


Median Household Income $41,472
Average Household Income $54,761
Per Capita Income $18,483
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% 0.12%
Households -0.28% 0.04%
Families -0.32% 0.01%
Median Household Income   -0.78%
Per Capita Income   0.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pleasantville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasantville to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 91st
Population Density1 # 194 65th
Diversity Index2 # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 508 7th
Per Capita Income # 530 3rd

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