Blue Bell, PA

Blue Bell profile

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". 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.

Blue Bell 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 town’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, Blue Bell’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Blue Bell is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Blue Bell, the average commute to work is 33.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small town, Blue Bell has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Blue Bell. 73.78% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.