Bel Air, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Bel Air, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Bel Air Census Designated Place had a population of 1,245 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.5731 and longitude -78.8497 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Bel Air Census Designated Place 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.

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Bel Air, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,245
Population in Households 1,244
Population in Familes 1,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2,735
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $53,767
Average Household Income $73,730
Per Capita Income $30,744


Total Housing Units 565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 412 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $172,945
Average Home Value $189,599


Total Households 532
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 368
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.44%
Households -0.07% -0.46%
Families -0.29% -0.55%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

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, 2018 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 # 303 42nd
Population Density # 140 73rd
Diversity Index # 446 14th
Median Household Income # 415 20th
Per Capita Income # 321 38th

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