Bel Air South CDP, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bel Air South CDP, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Bel Air South Census Designated Place had a population of 48,941 as of July 1, 2016. Bel Air South CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 South CDP is located at latitude 39.5062 and longitude -76.3213 in Harford County. The formal boundaries for the Bel Air South Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

The Bel Air South Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389192) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bel Air South Census Designated Place is located within District 1, Abingdon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bel Air South CDP 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 South CDP, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 48,941
Population in Households 48,669
Population in Familes 40,926
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density1 3,125
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 18,398
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 12,847
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,387 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,011 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 960 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $277,410
Average Home Value $315,659


Median Household Income $85,922
Average Household Income $100,481
Per Capita Income $38,258
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.43%
Households 0.35% 0.39%
Families 0.07% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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 South CDP, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bel Air South CDP 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 # 18 97th
Population Density1 # 119 77th
Diversity Index2 # 258 50th
Median Household Income # 162 69th
Per Capita Income # 168 68th

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