Bel Air, MD

Census Place

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2022 Population
10,630
0.309% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.4
3.04% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.9%
4.17% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,950
4.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$288,800
12.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bel Air, MD had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $66,950. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bel Air, MD declined from 10,663 to 10,630, a −0.309% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,036 to $66,950, a 4.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bel Air, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (77%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.54%), White (Hispanic) (4.21%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.18%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.63%).

None of the households in Bel Air, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Bel Air, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bel Air, MD are Aveda Institute-Maryland (151 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bel Air, MD was $288,800, and the homeownership rate was 59.6%.

Most people in Bel Air, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bel Air, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bel Air, MD is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.15% of Bel Air, MD residents were born outside of the country (760 people).

In 2022, there were 16.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.18k people) in Bel Air, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 483 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 448 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Bel Air, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bel Air, MD was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bel Air, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.18k ± 550
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    483 ± 284
  3. White (Hispanic)
    448 ± 237
8.64%
Hispanic Population
918 people

In 2022, there were 16.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.18k people) in Bel Air, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 483 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 448 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.64% of the people in Bel Air, MD are hispanic (918 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bel Air, MD as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.15%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
760 people
8.12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
866 people

As of 2022, 7.15% of Bel Air, MD residents (760 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bel Air, MD was 8.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    208 ± 104
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    150 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    82 ± 58

Bel Air, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bel Air, MD employs 5.4k people. The largest industries in Bel Air, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (849 people), Retail Trade (660 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (617 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($94,926), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,729), and Wholesale Trade ($76,125).

Occupations

5.4k
2022 Value
± 569
−1.75%
1 Year decline
± 15.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bel Air, MD declined at a rate of −1.75%, from 5.5k employees to 5.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bel Air, MD, are Management Occupations (748 people), Sales & Related Occupations (615 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (522 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bel Air, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.4k
2022 Value
± 569
−1.75%
1 Year decline
± 15.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bel Air, MD declined at a rate of −1.75%, from 5.5k employees to 5.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bel Air, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (849 people), Retail Trade (660 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (617 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bel Air, MD, though some of these residents may live in Bel Air, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$61,699
Median earning men ± $8,585
$37,269
Median earning women ± $6,588

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($152,961), Public Administration ($78,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,338).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($75,625), Manufacturing ($72,576), and Construction ($65,882).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bel Air, MD awarded 151 degrees. The student population of Bel Air, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4 male students and 90 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bel Air, MD are White (72 and 47.7%), followed by Black or African American (50 and 33.1%), Hispanic or Latino (13 and 8.61%), and Two or More Races (8 and 5.3%).

The largest universities in Bel Air, MD by number of degrees awarded are Aveda Institute-Maryland (151 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bel Air, MD are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (101 and 66.9%), General Cosmetology (34 and 22.5%), and Hair Styling & Design (8 and 5.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bel Air, MD was $288,800 in 2022, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $256,700 to $288,800, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Bel Air, MD is 59.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bel Air, MD have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bel Air, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bel Air, MD is $66,950. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Bel Air, MD was Census Tract 3036.03 with a value of $177,353, followed by Census Tract 3035.01 and Census Tract 3035.02, with respective values of $140,000 and $135,833.

Property

$288,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,805
$2,918
Median Property Taxes
±$348

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bel Air, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.6%
Homeownership
2022
59.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.6% of the housing units in Bel Air, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3036.03
  2. Census Tract 3035.01
  3. Census Tract 3035.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bel Air, MD was Census Tract 3036.03 with a value of $177,353, followed by Census Tract 3035.01 and Census Tract 3035.02, with respective values of $140,000 and $135,833.

The following map shows all of the places in Bel Air, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,950
Median Household Income
± $10,746
4.9k
Number of Households
± 491

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.9k households in Bel Air, MD grew to $66,950 from the previous year's value of $64,036.

The following chart displays the households in Bel Air, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bel Air, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.75%)
  3. Carpooled (4.39%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Bel Air, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.75%) and those who carpooled to work (4.39%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bel Air, MD have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Bel Air, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bel Air, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bel Air, MD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bel Air, MD (1.88k out of 10.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bel Air, MD is White, followed by Other and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.3% of the population of Bel Air, MD has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.617% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harford County, MD see 1838 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.32% increase from the previous year (1814 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1520 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 445 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,838 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harford County, MD

Primary care physicians in Harford County, MD see an average of 1,838 patients per year. This represents a 1.32% increase from the previous year (1,814 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harford County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.72%
Uninsured
50.8%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
0.617%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bel Air, MD declined by 15.4% from 6.76% to 5.72%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bel Air, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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