Bethel Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 32,404 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bethel Park is the 23rd largest community in Pennsylvania.
Bethel Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bethel Park is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethel Park who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), management occupations (11.82%), and sales jobs (11.38%).
Also of interest is that Bethel Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Bethel Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bethel Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Bethel Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.44 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bethel Park is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, a streetcar helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bethel Park area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Bethel Park is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.72% of adults in Bethel Park have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Bethel Park in 2010 was $39,385, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,540 for a family of four.
The people who call Bethel Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bethel Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bethel Park include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bethel Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.