Bensalem is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 55,916 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bensalem is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.
For the size of the town, 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 is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.55% of adults 25 and older in the town 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.
Bensalem also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.40%.
The most common language spoken in Bensalem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.