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Pleasant Valley, New York - Basic Facts

The Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Dutchess County at latitude 41.7463 and longitude -73.8263. Dutchess County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 187 feet.

The formal official name is the Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pleasant Valley, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for Pleasant Valley indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Pleasant Valley, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,213
Population in Households 1,212
Population in Familes 923
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,298
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 554
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 302 (48.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $257,258
Average Home Value $276,587


Median Household Income $65,011
Average Household Income $82,661
Per Capita Income $37,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.37% 0.86%
Households 1.59% 0.99%
Families 1.56% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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, 2014 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 # 771 35th
Population Density1 # 602 49th
Diversity Index2 # 587 50th
Median Household Income # 491 59th
Per Capita Income # 381 68th

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