Bensalem is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 56,080 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Bensalem is the ninth largest community in Pennsylvania.
Bensalem real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Bensalem house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Bensalem is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bensalem is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bensalem who work in office and administrative support (14.87%), sales jobs (10.58%), and management occupations (9.11%).
Also of interest is that Bensalem has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Bensalem, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.46 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bensalem use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bensalem‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The percentage of people in Bensalem who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.97% of adults in Bensalem have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bensalem in 2018 was $35,386, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,544 for a family of four. However, Bensalem contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bensalem is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bensalem home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bensalem residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bensalem also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.73% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bensalem include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.
Bensalem also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.25%.
The most common language spoken in Bensalem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.