Blue Bell, PA
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Blue Bell is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,165 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Blue Bell is the 230th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Blue Bell home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Blue Bell real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Blue Bell is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Blue Bell is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blue Bell who work in sales jobs (16.47%), management occupations (14.08%), and business and financial occupations (11.79%).

Of important note, Blue Bell is also a town of artists. Blue Bell has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Blue Bell’s character.

Also of interest is that Blue Bell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Blue Bell is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Blue Bell really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Blue Bell perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Blue Bell, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.75 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.

In Blue Bell, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Blue Bell is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Blue Bell is a pretty powerful place. 68.54% of the adults in Blue Bell have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Blue Bell in 2010 was $61,013, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $244,052 for a family of four.

The people who call Blue Bell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blue Bell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Blue Bell include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Blue Bell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Chinese.