Bushkill is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,422 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bushkill is the 96th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bushkill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bushkill is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bushkill who work in office and administrative support (20.57%), maintenance occupations (9.96%), and sales jobs (9.12%).
Another notable thing is that Bushkill is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bushkill has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bushkill a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Bushkill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bushkill, the average commute to work is 40.27 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.
Even though Bushkill is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Bushkill are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.77% of adults in Bushkill having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bushkill in 2010 was $25,498, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,992 for a family of four. However, Bushkill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bushkill is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bushkill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bushkill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bushkill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.91% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bushkill include Irish, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Bushkill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.