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 95.82% 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 (23.50%), business and financial occupations (12.85%), and sales jobs (9.44%).

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: 9.77% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

In Blue Bell, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.02 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Blue Bell, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Blue Bell is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.78% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Blue Bell in 2018 was $68,889, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $275,556 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.