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Population (year 2000): 10,080. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,014 (-0.7% change)
Males: 4,883 (48.4%), Females: 5,197 (51.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $44,135 (year 2000)
Median house value: $139,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Bel Air:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.1%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (27.3%), Irish (18.8%), English (12.6%), Italian (12.1%), Polish (5.3%), United States (5.1%).

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Land area: 2.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Bel Air

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bel Air town

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

3.6% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 1.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +991 (+10.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MD (20.5 miles Towson, pop. 51,793).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MD Baltimore, (24.3 miles pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (88.6 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Air North, MD (1.3 miles Bel Air South, MD (3.1 miles Bel Hills, MD (4.8 miles Pleasant MD (6.2 miles Fallston, MD (7.5 miles Kingsville, MD (7.9 miles Edgewood, MD (8.2 miles Riverside, MD (8.4 miles Joppatowne,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $280,300

Latitude: 39.54 N, Longitude: 76.35 W

Area codes: 443, 410


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.2%), Retail trade (13.1%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,229 (+81.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,169 (25.6%)


 

Crime in Bel Air by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 4 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 39.7 9.9
Robberies 17 14 27 26
    per 100,000 168.7 138.9 267.9 257.9
Assaults 78 53 52 60
    per 100,000 773.8 525.8 515.9 595.2
Burglaries 85 52 54 35
    per 100,000 843.3 515.9 535.7 347.2
Thefts 446 461 435 450
    per 100,000 4424.6 4573.4 4315.5 4464.3
Auto thefts 24 33 29 24
    per 100,000 238.1 327.4 287.7 238.1
460.4 392.1 432.5 422.3


Average climate in Bel Air, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bel Air-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Bel Air city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/5/1979, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Chris Clunie - College basketball player (Davidson Wildcats).


Hospital/medical center in Bel Air:
  • UPPER CHESAPEAKE MEDICAL CENTER (500 UPPER CHESAPEAKE DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bel Air:
  • HARFORD MEMORIAL HOSP (about 17 miles; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD)
  • FRANKLIN SQUARE HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; BALTIMORE, MD)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; TOWSON, MD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bel Air:
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 34 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: BWI)
  • LANCASTER (about 41 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 53 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bel Air:
  • FALLSTON (about 5 miles; FALLSTON, MD; ID: W42)
  • HARFORD COUNTY (about 11 miles; CHURCHVILLE, MD; ID: 0W3)
  • MARTIN STATE (about 16 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: MTN)

Amtrak station near Bel Air:
  • 13 miles: ABERDEEN (S. PHILADELPHIA & BELAIR AVE.). Services: free short-term parking, intercity bus service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3 $10,074 $40,296 1 $968
Other Government Administration 11 $46,536 $50,766 5 $4,472
Police Protection - Officers 30 $122,138 $48,855 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $28,835 $28,835 2 $1,844
Streets and Highways 19 $53,466 $33,768 1 $1,481
Solid Waste Management 9 $22,512 $30,016 0 $0
Sewerage 1 $3,613 $43,356 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 5 $13,614 $32,673 1 $611
Totals for Government 90 $300,787 $40,104 10 $9,376


Colleges/Universities in Bel Air:
  • HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,646; Location: 401 THOMAS RUN RD; Public; Website: www.harford.cc.md.us)
  • INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY SCHOOL 3 (FT enrollment: 21; Location: 227 ARCHER ST; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.INTLBEAUTYSCHOOLS.COM)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bel Air:
  • MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)
  • TOWSON UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; TOWSON, MD; FT enrollment: 13,971)
  • JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 12,330)
  • LOYOLA COLLEGE (about 24 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 4,859)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE (about 26 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE (about 26 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 3,227)
Public high schools in Bel Air:
  • C. MILTON WRIGHT HIGH (Students: 1,788; Location: 1301 N FOUNTAIN GREEN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BEL AIR HIGH (Students: 1,647; Location: 100 HEIGHE ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HARFORD TECHNICAL HIGH (Students: 1,070; Location: 200 THOMAS RUN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Bel Air:
  • JOHN CARROLL SCHOOL INC (Students: 825; Location: 703 CHURCHVILLE ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • EMMORTON BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 32; Location: 106 PLUM TREE ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • MOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 23; Location: PO BOX 1038; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bel Air:
  • SOUTHAMPTON MIDDLE (Students: 1,540; Location: 1200 MOORES MILL RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BEL AIR MIDDLE (Students: 1,462; Location: 99 IDLEWILD STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HOMESTEAD/WAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 992; Location: 900 S MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PROSPECT MILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 879; Location: 101 PROSPECT MILL RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HICKORY ELEMENTARY (Students: 693; Location: 2100 CONOWINGO RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FOUNTAIN GREEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 647; Location: 517 FOUNTAIN GREEN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EMMORTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 580; Location: 2502 TOLLGATE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RING FACTORY ELEMENTARY (Students: 567; Location: 1400 EMMORTON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BEL AIR ELEMENTARY (Students: 525; Location: 30 E LEE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOHN ARCHER SCHOOL (Students: 154; Location: 100 THOMAS RUN RD; Grades: UG - UG)
Private primary/middle schools in Bel Air:
  • ST MARGARET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 205 HICKORY AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BEL FOREST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 227; Location: 603 VALE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • KIDDIE ACADEMY OF GOLDEN RING (Students: 80; Location: 108 WHEEL RD STE 200; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KIDDIE ACADEMY OF BEL AIR (Students: 41; Location: 108 WHEEL RD; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Bel Air: Bel Air Armory (A), Bel Air Branch Harford County Library (B), Harford County Courthouse (C), Harford County Jail (D).

Shopping Centers: Bel Air Plaza Shopping Center (1), Bel Air Town Shopping Center (2), McPhail Crossing Shopping Center (3), Main Street Shopping Center (4), Tollgate Mall Shopping Center (5), Harford Mall Shopping Center (6), Harford Mall Business Center (7).

Churches in Bel Air include: Ames Church (A), Saint Margarets Roman Catholic Church (B), Bel Air United Methodist Church (C), Calvary Baptist Church (D), Calvary Church (E), New Hope Baptist Church (F), Emmanuel Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H).

Parks in Bel Air include: Aquila Scott Park (1), Plum Tree Park (2), Majors Choice Park (3), Bel Air Park (4), Homestead Park (5), Shamrock Park (6).

Post office: (A).  


Bel Air compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bel Air:
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WJSS (1330 AM; 5 kW; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: PEOPLES BROADCAST NETWORK, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNST (1570 AM; 5 kW; TOWSON, MD)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WCAO (600 AM; 5 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bel Air:
  • WHFC (91.1 FM; BEL AIR, MD; Owner: HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WSMJ (104.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYV (105.7 FM; CATONSVILLE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTMD (89.7 FM; TOWSON, MD; Owner: TOWSON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Bel Air:
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

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