Bensalem, PA

Bensalem profile

Living in Bensalem

Bensalem is a larger medium-sized township located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 62,707 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Bensalem is the eighth largest community in Pennsylvania.

Bensalem real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Bensalem house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Bensalem is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bensalem is a township of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bensalem who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (10.07%), and management occupations (8.16%).

Also of interest is that Bensalem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Bensalem, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.57 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the township, public transportation in Bensalem is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Bensalem, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of Bensalem citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.09% of adults in Bensalem have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bensalem in 2018 was $36,890, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,560 for a family of four. However, Bensalem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bensalem is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. The people who call Bensalem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bensalem residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bensalem include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.

In addition, Bensalem has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.83%).

The most common language spoken in Bensalem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.