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.
One downside of living in Bensalem is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bensalem, the average commute to work is 31.46 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Bensalem is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bensalem area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Bensalem is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.97% of adults 25 and older in the town 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.
In addition, Bensalem has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.25%).
The most common language spoken in Bensalem is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.