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Bensalem is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The township spans 21.0 square miles and hosts an approximate population of 60,427 with a population density of 2,900 per square mile, making it the most populated municipality in Bucks County.

Bensalem belongs to ZIP codes 19020 and 19053 as well as area codes 215, 267, and 445.

History

At the beginning of Bensalem's history, although the area was listed on the Holme map, the area's boundaries were not defined. Bensalem's boundaries were officially defined by a jury of thirteen men in the Court of Bucks County in September 1692.

Bensalem was founded in 1692 and was named by Joseph Growden, a European settler who owned an estate named Manor of Bensalem, named in honor of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. Growden originally named the town Salem, the Semitic term for peace, but the syllable Ben was added in 1701.

Bensalem's first influx of immigration was predominantly Dutch and Swedish until a later influx of English immigrants moved to the area.

Demographics

Bensalem hosts a relatively diverse population of 60,427. The racial demographics of Bensalem is as follows:

  • 65% White
  • 13% Asian
  • 10% Hispanic
  • 8% African American
  • 3% Two or More Races

The gender diversity of Bensalem is evenly split between female residents (50%) snd male residents (50%). Additionally, the education levels of residents are as follows:

  • 10% Masters Degree or Higher
  • 18% Bachelors Degree
  • 27% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 34% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 10% Less than a High School Diploma

The median household income in Bensalem stands slightly above the national average ($62,843) at $64,126, and the median individual income is also slightly above the national average ($31,133) at $32,100.

According to survey results, 63% of Bensalem residents say there is a good sense of community in the area, and 59% of residents say LGBTQ+ residents are accepted.

Local Attractions

If you ever find yourself in Bensalem, PA, be sure to see the area's most well-known attractions including,

Parx Casino and Racing

  • Formerly known as Philadelphia Park Racetrack and Casino, the Thoroughbred horse racing track is a neighborhood must-see. The grounds also host the largest casino gaming complex in Pennsylvania. Complete with 3,200 slot machines, 188 live game tables, a poker room, live racing and simulation acting, several dining options, and the Xcite Center, you're sure to have a fun time.

Penn Community Bank Amphitheater

  • Previously known as the TD Bank Amphitheater, the facility is located in Bensalem Township's Central Park at 2400 Byberry Road. The theater can host up to 3,000+ people with open law seating and often hosts outdoor concerts throughout the year.

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Date Published: June 11, 2021
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