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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Bethel Park is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 32,179. Bethel Park is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Bethel Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bethel Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Bethel Park and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bethel Park are highly rated.
About Bethel Park...
Population
32,179

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$916
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Bethel Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    49.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    805.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Bethel Park

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,735
National
$55,322
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Bethel Park Reviews

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The community of people are friendly and helpful, like a small little family.The school district, homes, and suburban living make this community special. There are a lot of families, and children living there. People are honest, and work hard. There are many shops, schools, parks, malls, and nice restaurants. They keep the roads repaired, and the area clean. Bethel Bakery is the best!
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Bethel Park is an idyllic suburb located a short trolley ride from the City of Pittsburgh. New technology, job growth, global companies are within sight of Bethel Park. Bethel is the largest municipality in PA with convenient access to public transportation, libraries, shopping, outdoor recreation a major park and a modern Community Center. Our new high school prepares all students from athletes to musicians to technology aficionados (and others) to prepare for a career or decide upon one. Community activities, fundraisers and support drive the success of our South Hills suburb by offering opportunities for every resident to live their best life and encourage others to do so. A safe suburb with visible police presence, and access to new health care facilities, anyone would love to call Bethel Park "home".
I was excited to move to Bethel Park, only to come to realize, I miss the city. There’s not much diversity and it’s really quiet. It’s close to a giant park, so that’s nice for families. People here are very clannish. The schools are good but they have serious issues with threats and strange practices like creating fake shooter situations for kids to practice what to do. There’s a lot of shopping and the T goes through the neighborhood. We’ve lived here about five years and plan on moving. Neighbors are nice and stay out of your business.