Pleasantville, Venango County, Pennsylvania

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Pleasantville,
Venango County,
Pennsylvania
Borough
Pleasantville United Methodist Church
Pleasantville,Venango County,Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Pleasantville,Venango County,Pennsylvania
Pleasantville,
Venango County,
Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°35′37″N 79°34′45″W / 41.59361°N 79.57917°W / 41.59361; -79.57917Coordinates: 41°35′37″N 79°34′45″W / 41.59361°N 79.57917°W / 41.59361; -79.57917
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Venango
Settled 1820
Incorporated 1850
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 850
 • Density 887.7/sq mi (341.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16341
Area code(s) 814

Pleasantville is a borough in Venango County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The population was 850 at the 2000 census, and 892 at the 2010 census. It was an early oil 'boom town', and the population jumped from 291 to 1,598 between 1860 and 1870. But the boom soon passed, and the population shrank to 855 by 1880, and has remained fairly stable since then.

History[edit]

The Pleasantville Oil Field in 1871

The Allegheny Baptist Church and Connely-Holeman House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pleasantville is located at 41°35′37″N 79°34′45″W / 41.59361°N 79.57917°W / 41.59361; -79.57917 (41.593618, -79.579098).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 291
1870 1,598 449.1%
1880 855 −46.5%
1890 928 8.5%
1900 671 −27.7%
1910 702 4.6%
1920 652 −7.1%
1930 627 −3.8%
1940 689 9.9%
1950 704 2.2%
1960 940 33.5%
1970 1,005 6.9%
1980 1,099 9.4%
1990 991 −9.8%
2000 850 −14.2%
2010 892 4.9%
Est. 2015 857 [3] −3.9%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 850 people, 340 households, and 249 families residing in the borough. The population density was 887.7 people per square mile (341.9/km²). There were 369 housing units at an average density of 385.4/sq mi (148.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.71% White, 0.12% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 340 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,426, and the median income for a family was $37,679. Males had a median income of $29,722 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,608. About 7.5% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

Pleasantville is a part of the Titusville Area School District

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.