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Bensalem is a township in Bucks County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The latitude of Bensalem is 40.104N. The longitude is -74.951W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 102 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 58,434.


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Median household income
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$49,737
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bensalem demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 146. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Neshaminy State Park

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17% of Bensalem residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bensalem ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bensalem was $22,517, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Bensalem residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bensalem, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $667.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,269.


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Bucks County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bensalem political report.

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The average commute time for Bensalem workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bensalem between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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