Bethel Park, PA
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Bethel Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 32,501 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bethel Park is the 23rd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Bethel Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.00% 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 (14.91%), management occupations (11.76%), and sales jobs (10.97%).

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.

Because of many things, Bethel Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bethel Park a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bethel Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bethel Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Bethel Park is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bethel Park, the average commute to work is 31.36 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bethel Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bethel Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding a streetcar. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Bethel Park ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bethel Park, 46.33% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Bethel Park in 2010 was $41,574, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,296 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.