Distance to NYC: 30 milesArea: 1.9 square miles The village of Pleasantville is in the town of Mt. Pleasant. Population is 7,172. Pleasantville is everything its name implies. Compact and picturesque, with a turn of the century atmosphere, it is a genuine village of the kind that has largely disappeared from the American scene. The town of Mt. Pleasant covers 28 square miles of rolling hills, beautifully wooded areas, ample open space, and town and county parklands.