Bensalem, PA
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Bensalem is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 55,956 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Bensalem is the ninth 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.

Unlike some towns, Bensalem isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bensalem are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bensalem is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bensalem who work in office and administrative support (12.58%), sales jobs (11.24%), and management occupations (8.72%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Bensalem is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bensalem area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of people in Bensalem who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.55% of adults in Bensalem have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bensalem in 2010 was $30,972, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,888 for a family of four. However, Bensalem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bensalem is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 German, Italian, Polish, and English.

In addition, Bensalem has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.40%).

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