Bensalem Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Bensalem?

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There are 54,850 residents in Bensalem, with a median age of 40. Of this, 51.01% are males and 48.99% are females. US-born citizens make up 80.17% of the resident pool in Bensalem, while non-US-born citizens account for 12.42%. Additionally, 7.42% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 47,047 people in Bensalem currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 54,850 -0.3%
Male Population 27,978 1.7%
Female Population 26,872 -2.2%
Male population 51.01%
Female population 48.99%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40 -1.2%
Citizen US Born 43,972 2.4%
Citizen not US Born 6,810 -7.9%
Not Citizen 4,068 -12.2%
Citizen US Born 80.17%
Citizen not US Born 12.42%
Not Citizen 7.42%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 239 -64.2%
Moved from Same County 3,484 10.7%
Moved from Same State 2,099 -3.2%
Moved from Different State 1,252 -17.3%
Same House as Last Year 47,047 0.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.44%
Moved from Same County 6.44%
Moved from Same State 3.88%
Moved from Different State 2.31%
Same House as Last Year 86.93%

What are the employment statistics in Bensalem?

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White-collar workers make up 77.14% of the working population in Bensalem, while blue-collar employees account for 22.86%. There are also 2,275 entrepreneurs in Bensalem (7.71% of the workforce); 22,108 workers employed in private companies (74.9%); and 2,413 people working in governmental institutions (8.18%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 22,769 0.3%
Blue Collar 6,746 3.1%
White Collar 77.14%
Blue Collar 22.86%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,275 -1.9%
Private Companies 22,108 1.3%
Governmental Workers 2,413 -0.3%
Not for Profit Companies 2,719 1.7%
Self Employees 7.71%
Private Companies 74.9%
Governmental Workers 8.18%
Not for Profit Companies 9.21%

How many households are there in Bensalem?

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There are a total of 21,379 households in Bensalem, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 65.9% of these Bensalem households, while non-family units account for the remaining 34.1%. Additionally, 28.28% of households have children and 71.72% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 21,379 -1.9%
Average People Per Household 3 1.6%
Family Households 14,089 0.3%
Non-family Households 7,290 -6.0%
Family Households 65.9%
Non-family Households 34.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 6,047 -1.1%
Households without Children 15,332 -2.3%
Households with Children 28.28%
Households without Children 71.72%

What are the median and average incomes in Bensalem?

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The average annual household income in Bensalem is $94,744, while the median household income sits at $70,488 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $74,981, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $87,889. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $72,293 and $47,061, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $94,744 8.1%
Median Household Income $70,488 10.1%
People below Poverty Level 5,236 -9.2%
People above Poverty Level 48,649 0.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Bensalem?

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There are 22,488 housing units in Bensalem, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1975. Of the 21,379 occupied housing units in Bensalem, 56.16% are owner-occupied, while 43.84% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 67.05% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $283,700. In general, housing costs reach $1,315 per month in Bensalem.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 22,488 -2.2%
Median Year Built 1975 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 879 10.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 730 8.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,494 -11.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 3,825 2.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 7,125 -4.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,589 -8.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,986 13.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,411 -0.3%
Built in 2010 or Later 449 0.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 21,379 -1.9%
Owner Occupied 12,007 -3.0%
Renter Occupied 9,372 -0.6%
Owner Occupied 56.16%
Renter Occupied 43.84%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 8,051 -0.3%
Without Mortgage 3,956 -8.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $283,700 5.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $281,300 5.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,315 3.1%
With Mortgage 67.05%
Without Mortgage 32.95%

What is the level of education in Bensalem?

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Approximately 41.34% of the population in Bensalem holds a high school degree (that's 18,414 residents), while 17.94% have attained a college certificate (10,350 locals) and 19.21% have a bachelor's degree (8,557 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 1,213 -20.6%
Some High School 18,414 1.2%
Some College 10,350 -4.4%
Associate Degree 3,825 -4.7%
Bachelor's Degree 8,557 3.6%
Graduate Degree 4,541 5.3%
No High School 2.72%
Some High School 41.34%
Some College 17.94%
Associate Degree 8.59%
Bachelor's Degree 19.21%
Graduate Degree 10.2%

What is the marital status of Bensalem residents?

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A total of 15,618 people in Bensalem have never been married (which represents 33.84% of the total population), while 23,438 of them are wedded (50.79%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 766 (1.66%) and 4,806 (10.41%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 15,618 5.6%
Married 23,438 -3.7%
Separated 766 -25.1%
Widowed 2,288 -17.5%
Divorced 4,806 4.2%
Never Married 33.84%
Married 50.79%
Separated 1.66%
Widowed 4.96%
Divorced 10.41%

What are the most common means of transportation in Bensalem?

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The top three means of transportation people in Bensalem use to get to work are: car, subway or elevated and walking. A total of 25,036 residents commute by car, 1,125 prefer going to work by subway or elevated and 636 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 25,036 -0.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 198 -20.2%
Subway or Elevated 1,125 N/A
Railroad 19 N/A
Bicycle 93 12.1%
Walk 636 2.8%

What is the median and average household income in Bensalem by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
19020 54,850 21,379 $70,488.00 $94,744.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 19020

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