Pleasant Valley, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pleasant Valley, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Pleasant Valley had a population of 3,003 as of July 1, 2017. Pleasant Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Valley is located at latitude 39.2173 and longitude -94.481 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pleasant Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 774 feet.

The City of Pleasant Valley (GNIS ID: 2396234) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Pleasant Valley is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pleasant Valley: Ravena Gardens.

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Pleasant Valley, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,003
Daytime Population: Workers 1,195
Daytime Population: Residents 1,531
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,726
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 2,909
Population in Familes 2,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 2,441
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $66,551
Average Household Income $75,632
Per Capita Income $30,416


Total Housing Units 1,291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 795 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $133,996
Average Home Value $151,509


Total Households 1,211
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 787
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.31%
Households 0.18% 0.3%
Families 0.27% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Pleasant Valley, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Valley to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 203 80th
Population Density # 85 92nd
Diversity Index # 144 86th
Median Household Income # 101 90th
Per Capita Income # 137 87th

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