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.
Unlike some townships 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 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.
One downside of living in Bensalem, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.57 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the township are by private automobile, Bensalem is somewhat unusual for a township 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 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.
Bensalem also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.83%.
The most common language spoken in Bensalem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.