Pleasantville, Iowa

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Pleasantville, Iowa

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High Points

Pleasantville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Pleasantville Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Pleasantville Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Pleasantville, Iowa

Comparing Pleasantville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Senior Citizens 6 4
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 7
Portion of People Married 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5

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Pleasantville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marion
Standard Zip Codes 50225
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.385
Longitude -93.269

Pleasantville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station ANKENY
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
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Pleasantville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,539 100%
Male 740 48.1%
Female 799 51.9%
Under 18 448 29.1%
18+ 1,091 70.9%
65+ 251 16.3%
Median Age 36
Average Family Size 3.11
White 1,514 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 10 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1.5%

Estimated Pleasantville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,607
Growth 68
Growth % 4.4%

Pleasantville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 18.7%
English 16.1%
US/American 16%
Dutch 11.8%
Irish 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Norwegian 3.4%
Welsh 2.3%
Italian 2.3%
Swedish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
European 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
Czech 1.3%
Swiss 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Danish 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Croatian 0.8%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Portuguese 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pleasantville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beech (50225)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pleasantville 1,539 $48,295
Hartford 759 $45,125
Knoxville 7,731 $44,078
Melcher-Dallas 1,298 $42,167
Milo 839 $46,125
Runnells 352 $50,000
Swan 121 $38,125

Pleasantville Public Libraries

Web Shadle Memorial Library
"301 W DALLAS, BOX 338"
Pleasantville, Iowa
(515) 848-5617

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Pleasantville High Schools (2004)

Serves 405 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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