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Pleasantville    (V)

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Pleasantville is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population of the village was 7,172 as of the 2000 census. As a village, it is located in the Town of Mount Pleasant. Pleasantville is home to a campus of Pace University and the Jacob Burns film center. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.7 square kilometers, all covered by land.

Pleasantville was founded in 1695 by dutch settlers. The town has had a fairly simple history. The most notable occurrence is that the famous war traitor Benedict Arnold may have been captured within the village of Pleasantville. The original name of the town was Mechanicsville but was changed in the early 20th century.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.5 percent under the age of 18, 4.8 percent  from 18 to 24, 29.9 percent from 25 to 44, 23.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 13.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
Presently, Pleasantville experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of New York. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent villages, as a great alternative for residence.

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