Introduction to Pleasantville, New Jersey

Pleasantville, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 27 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey and 51 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is in the Atlantic - Cape May area. There are 19,012 residents in Pleasantville.

Pleasantville History

The Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this area before Henry Hudson came exploring in 1609. The first permanent modern settlers were Europeans who settled here in the 1690s. The early industry of this area revolved around whaling, ship yards, mills, brickyards and iron furnaces.

Pleasantville and nearby Attractions

  • Atlantic City Gardners Basin
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Risley Homestead Museum
  • Towne of Historic Smithville
  • Noyes Museum of Art

Things To Do In Pleasantville

The area has facilities for recreational fishing. One can charter vessels for fishing. Commonly found fish species in the area include sea bass, tuna, blue fish, fluke, drum, striped bass, shark and flounder. Hotels with casinos, as well as marina facilities, are available.

Pleasantville Transportation

Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.

Pleasantville Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at the Richard Stockton College, the Atlantic Cape Community College, Burlington County College and Camden County College.


Total Population 20,518
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 9,104
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 29.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.4%
Median Earnings25+ $25,689
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,091
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,521


Median Family Income $45,757
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 14.9%


People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $1,112
Median House Value $159,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 77%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 4.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pleasantville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Atlantic
Standard Zip Codes 08232, 08234
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.389
Longitude -74.524

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 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bargaintown (08232, 08234)

Cardiff (08232, 08234)

Egg Harbor Township (08232, 08234)

Farmington (08232)

McKee City (08232, 08234)

Steelmanville (08234)

West Atlantic City (08232)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Absecon 8,394 $70,951
Galloway 37,431 $70,444
Linwood 7,036 $105,588
Longport 999 $136,875
Northfield 8,597 $87,159
Ventnor City 10,593 $67,234

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 980 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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