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Bensalem township, PA map Land area: 20.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population: 58,434 (all urban)
Males: 29,068  (49.7%)
Females: 29,366  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 58,015 (38,099 owner occupied, 19,916 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

29%


Races in Bensalem township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 80.7%
  • Black: 6.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 6.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.4
Median age of females: 37.5

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Average household size: 2.56

Bensalem township:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.14

Estimated median household income in 2009: $63,428 ($49,737 in 1999)
This township:

$63,428
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $888 (lower quartile is $727, upper quartile is $1,130)
Here:

$888
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $251,220 (it was $127,700 in 2000)
Bensalem township:

$251,220
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $206,269 - $320,168

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $245,586
Here:

$245,586
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,098
Here:

$199,098
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $133,555
Here:

$133,555
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $117,600
Here:

$117,600
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $135,872
Here:

$135,872
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $49,050
Here:

$49,050
State:

$35,442
Population density: 2927 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.4%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Cornwells Heights-Eddington.


Click to draw/clear Bensalem township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Bensalem township: Red Lion (A), Richlieu (B), Woodhaven Industrial Park (C), Delaware Expressway Industrial Park (D), State Road Industrial Park (E), Liberty Bell Industrial Park (F), I-95 Industrial Park (G), Terrys Trailer Park (H), Topridge Trailer Park (I), Woodridge East (J), Newport Mews (K), Bridgewater Industrial Park (L), Valley Meadows (M), Cornwells Industrial Park (N), Berkeley Trace (O), The Coves of Hidden Valley (P), Salem Point (Q), Andalusia (R), Lafayette Village (S), Cornwells Heights Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Woodhaven Mall (1), Village Center Shopping Center (2), Marten Square Shopping Center (3), Trevose Square Shopping Center (4), Bensalem Plaza Shopping Center (5), Bensalem Shopping Center (6), Bensalem Square Shopping Center (7), Crafton Plaza Shopping Center (8), Neshaminy Mall (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bensalem township include: United Church (A), Bensalem Church (B), Kingdom Hall (C), Christ Church (D), Bensalem Baptist Church (E), Peace Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Williamson-Johnson Cemetery (1), Resurrection Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3), Greenwood Cemetery (4), Roosevelt Cemetery (5), Rosedale Memorial Park (6), King David Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Louis (A), Suburban Lake (B), Hulmesville Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Poquessing Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Bensalem township include: Neshaminy State Park (1), Liconia Park (2), Concord Park (3), Delaware River Access Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7,692 (44% naturalized citizens)

Bensalem township:  13.2%
State:  4.1%

63% of Bensalem township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Pennsylvania.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 41081
  • Northeast: 5026
  • Midwest: 1160
  • South: 2155
  • West: 619

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,100

Bensalem township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Bensalem township, Pennsylvania:

  • 191 people in nursing homes
  • 93 people in other group homes
  • 70 people in religious group quarters
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,812
  • One, attached: 3,733
  • Two: 751
  • 3 or 4: 925
  • 5 to 9: 1,872
  • 10 to 19: 1,915
  • 20 to 49: 1,722
  • 50 or more: 1,846
  • Mobile homes: 940
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,300


Housing units in Bensalem township with a mortgage: 8,725 (916 second mortgage, 1,507 home equity loan, 74 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,191

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 45
  • 1995 to 1998: 297
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,085
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,591
  • 1970 to 1979: 8,505
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,260
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,361
  • 1940 to 1949: 972
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,419

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bensalem township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 99
  • 3 rooms: 332
  • 4 rooms: 741
  • 5 rooms: 1,548
  • 6 rooms: 3,127
  • 7 rooms: 3,223
  • 8 rooms: 2,389
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,667

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bensalem township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 405
  • 2 rooms: 1,201
  • 3 rooms: 2,676
  • 4 rooms: 2,863
  • 5 rooms: 1,446
  • 6 rooms: 510
  • 7 rooms: 173
  • 8 rooms: 155
  • 9 or more rooms: 55

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bensalem township:

  • no bedroom: 32
  • 1 bedroom: 328
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,997
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,445
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,910
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 431

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bensalem township:

  • no bedroom: 437
  • 1 bedroom: 4,705
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,467
  • 3 bedrooms: 714
  • 4 bedrooms: 126
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 35

Cars and other vehicles available in Bensalem township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 443
  • 1 vehicle: 3,510
  • 2 vehicles: 6,254
  • 3 vehicles: 2,033
  • 4 vehicles: 712
  • 5 or more vehicles: 191

Cars and other vehicles available in Bensalem township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 1,448
  • 1 vehicle: 4,885
  • 2 vehicles: 2,648
  • 3 vehicles: 418
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5 or more vehicles: 49

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bensalem township:

  • Irish (18.9%)
  • German (14.1%)
  • Italian (12.9%)
  • Polish (6.9%)
  • English (5.1%)
  • United States or American (3.9%)
  • Russian (3.2%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (20%)
  • Ukraine (12%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Pakistan (4%)
  • Germany (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,252 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 3,734 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 300 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 116 (0%)
  • Railroad: 834 (3%)
  • Taxi: 28 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 27 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0%)
  • Walked: 575 (2%)
  • Other means: 86 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 652 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

People in group quarters in Bensalem township, Pennsylvania:

  • 191 people in nursing homes
  • 93 people in other group homes
  • 70 people in religious group quarters
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

82.8% of residents of Bensalem township speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
9.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 58,014
  • In family households: 48,689 (11,239 male householders, 3,904 female householders)
    12,087 spouses, 17,553 children (16,235 natural, 391 adopted, 927 stepchildren), 977 grandchildren, 475 brothers or sisters, 517 parents, 875 other relatives, 1,062 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,325 (3,948 male householders (3,002 living alone)), 3,544 female householders (2,954 living alone)), 1,833 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 420 (192 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,634 2-persons, 3,824 3-persons, 3,340 4-persons, 1,546 5-persons, 554 6-persons, 245 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 5,956 1-person, 1,313 2-persons, 142 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 12 6-persons,

9,626 married couples with children.
2,595 single-parent households (684 men, 1,911 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,726
Here:

26.7%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 723
Here:

21.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 951
Here:

38.0%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Bensalem township:

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