Pleasant Valley, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pleasant Valley, New York - Basic Facts

The Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,248 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Valley is located at latitude 41.7463 and longitude -73.8263 in Dutchess County. The formal boundaries for the Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Dutchess County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 187 feet.

The Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389687) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place is located within Town of Pleasant Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dutchess County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Pleasant Valley, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,248
Population in Households 1,248
Population in Familes 956
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,336
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 571
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 342
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 258 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (49.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $245,608
Average Home Value $281,950


Median Household Income $66,479
Average Household Income $85,949
Per Capita Income $38,821
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.16%
Households 1.87% 1.23%
Families 2.01% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.


Pleasant Valley, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Valley to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 761 36th
Population Density1 # 593 50th
Diversity Index2 # 603 49th
Median Household Income # 498 58th
Per Capita Income # 340 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.