Bensalem is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 56,080 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.
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 percentage of people in Bensalem who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.97% of adults in Bensalem have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bensalem in 2018 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.