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Overview

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.

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. Chartered vessels are available for fishing trips. 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,532
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+8,897
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married31.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.6%
Median Earnings25+$25,925
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,223
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,612

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,711
% Above Poverty Level76.1%
% Below Poverty Level23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation14%

Housing

People Living Alone27.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,160
Median House Value$157,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.2%
West Indian3.7%
Italian3.3%
Irish3.2%
English1.8%
Jamaican1.5%
Haitian1.2%
African0.7%
Polish0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Bahamian0.3%
British0.3%
Russian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Pleasantville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Atlantic County
Standard Zip Codes8232
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.39
Approximate Longitude-74.51

Pleasantville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationTUCKERTON
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Absecon8,438$71,821
Galloway37,158$71,491
Linwood7,009$104,706
Longport1,006$145,694
Northfield8,537$87,013
Ventnor City10,505$64,614

Pleasantville Public Schools

Decatur Avenue Early Childhood Center
115 West Decatur Ave
ZIP: 8232
(609) 383-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Leeds Avenue Elementary School
100 W Leeds Avenue
ZIP: 8232
(609) 383-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 657
North Main St Elementary School
215 North Main Street
ZIP: 8232
(609) 383-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Pleasantville High School
701 Mill Road
ZIP: 8232
(609) 383-6900
High
Total Enrollment 746
Pleasantville Middle School
801 Mill Road
ZIP: 8232
(609) 383-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 746
South Main Street Elementary School
701 South Main Street
ZIP: 8232
(609) 383-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Washington Avenue Elementary School
225 W Washington Avenue
ZIP: 8232
(609) 383-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
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