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 1,239 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Bel Air, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,239
Daytime Population: Workers 360
Daytime Population: Residents 630
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 990
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,238
Population in Familes 1,027
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2,722
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $53,618
Average Household Income $72,364
Per Capita Income $30,092


Total Housing Units 569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $167,466
Average Home Value $186,928


Total Households 528
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 366
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.21% -0.57%
Households -0.18% -0.5%
Families -0.41% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2017 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 Density # 141 73rd
Diversity Index # 449 14th
Median Household Income # 404 22nd
Per Capita Income # 315 39th

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