Blue Bell, PA

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Living in Blue Bell

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 94.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Blue Bell is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blue Bell who work in management occupations (21.68%), business and financial occupations (13.24%), and sales jobs (10.94%).

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.27% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Blue Bell is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Blue Bell is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Blue Bell 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Blue Bell has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Blue Bell’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Blue Bell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.62 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.

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. 71.15% 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 2018 was $65,394, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $261,576 for a family of four.

Blue Bell is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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