Bethel Park, PA

Bethel Park profile

Living in Bethel Park

Bethel Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 32,345 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bethel Park is the 23rd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Bethel Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Bethel Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Bethel Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bethel Park is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethel Park who work in office and administrative support (13.52%), management occupations (12.26%), and sales jobs (10.73%).

Also of interest is that Bethel Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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

In Bethel Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.60 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Bethel Park is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking a streetcar. For Bethel Park, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Bethel Park are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.49% of adults in Bethel Park have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bethel Park in 2018 was $41,906, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,624 for a family of four.

The people who call Bethel Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bethel Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bethel Park include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Bethel Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.