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Overview

Introduction to Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery county, is 15 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Blue Bell History

This region was once known as "Pigeontown" because of the large gatherings of passenger pigeons in the area. In 1840, the community was renamed "Blue Bell" after the historically significant Blue Bell Inn. The town is known for its major business parks, large executive-style mansions, and community shopping facilities. It is now a census-designated place in the Township of Whitpain in Montgomery County.

Blue Bell and Nearby Attractions

  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Mennonite Heritage Center
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Bulls Island Natural Area
  • Adventure Aquarium

Things To Do In Blue Bell

Blue Bell is close to a number of historic sites and museums. Artifacts depicting the historical and cultural heritage of the region can be viewed at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, Mennonite Heritage Center, James A. Michener Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Valley Forge Historical Society Museum. Some places of historic interest near Blue Bell are Brandywine Battlefield, Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, Hope Lodge, and Oscar Hammerstein II Farm. Independence National Historical Park, which includes the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, is another popular destination in the area. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Meadowlands Country Club. Visitors can also enjoy swimming, fishing, biking, boating, horseback riding, and picnicking at the Nockamixon State Park, Ralph Stover State Park, Neshaminy State Park, and Ridley Creek State Park.

Blue Bell Transportation

The closest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.

Blue Bell Higher Education

Blue Bell is home to a campus of the Montgomery County Community College. Chestnut Hill College, and Gwynedd-Mercy College are located nearby.

People

Total Population 5,985
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 22.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,143
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 63.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 68.7%
Median Earnings25+ $62,061
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,167

Wealth

Median Family Income $140,721
% Above Poverty Level 98.3%
% Below Poverty Level 1.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,269
Median House Value $407,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.1%
US/American 1.3%
English 10.8%
Irish 25%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blue Bell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 19422
Company Zip Codes 19424
Phone Area Codes 215
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.152
Longitude -75.277

Blue Bell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NORRISTOWN
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station GRATERFORD 1 E
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Station PHOENIXVILLE 1 E
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Blue Bell, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Center Square (19422)

Penllyn (19422)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ambler 6,513 $87,366
Bridgeport 4,571 $76,250
Conshohocken 7,890 $89,554
Lansdale 16,441 $69,194

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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