Bensalem is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 56,189 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 (14.03%), sales jobs (11.79%), and management occupations (8.89%).
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.
One downside of living in Bensalem is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bensalem, the average commute to work is 30.47 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bensalem use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bensalem‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The overall education level of Bensalem is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.97% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bensalem in 2010 was $33,896, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,584 for a family of four. However, Bensalem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bensalem is an extremely 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. Bensalem also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.17% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bensalem include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bensalem's cultural character, accounting for 19.33% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bensalem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.