Bel Air, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bel Air, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Bel Air Census Designated Place had a population of 1,265 as of July 1, 2016. Bel Air ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bel Air is located at latitude 39.5839 and longitude -78.8634 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Bel Air Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The Bel Air Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583580) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bel Air Census Designated Place is located within District 7, Cresaptown/Bel Air, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bel Air population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bel Air, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,265
Population in Households 1,264
Population in Familes 1,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 2,779
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 540
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (74.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $172,030
Average Home Value $181,102


Median Household Income $50,443
Average Household Income $69,287
Per Capita Income $28,864
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% -0.19%
Households 0.15% -0.11%
Families -0.09% -0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bel Air, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bel Air to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 302 42nd
Population Density1 # 138 74th
Diversity Index2 # 444 15th
Median Household Income # 429 17th
Per Capita Income # 323 38th

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