Bel Air, MD

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Population

10,139

0.705% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$68,196

2.2% decline

Poverty Rate

7.64%


Number of Employees

5,362

1.11% decline

Median Property Value

$239,300

0.993% decline

About

In 2017, Bel Air, MD had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $68,196. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bel Air, MD declined from 10,211 to 10,139, a -0.705% decrease and its median household income declined from $69,733 to $68,196, a -2.2% decrease.

The population of Bel Air, MD is 85.6% White Alone, 4.79% Asian Alone, and 4.36% Black or African American Alone. 8.77% of the people in Bel Air, MD speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bel Air, MD are The Colorlab Academy of Hair (37 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Bel Air, MD is $239,300, and the homeownership rate is 66.4%. Most people in Bel Air, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bel Air, MD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bel Air, MD employs 5.36k people. The largest industries in Bel Air, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (880 people), Educational Services (679 people), and Retail Trade (674 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($88,846), Utilities ($80,000), and Public Administration ($77,143).

Median household income in Bel Air, MD is $68,196. Males in Bel Air, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Bel Air, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,196

2017 value

± $6,082

-2.2%

1 Year Growth

± 12.5%

Households in Bel Air, MD have a median annual income of $68,196, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $69,733 in 2016, which represents a -2.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bel Air, MD made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bel Air, MD workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bel Air, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3036.02

  2. Census Tract 3036.03

  3. Census Tract 3035.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bel Air, MD was Census Tract 3036.02 with a value of $109,750, followed by Census Tract 3036.03 and Census Tract 3035.01, with respective values of $104,722 and $88,750.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bel Air, MD (769 out of 10.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    512 ± 195

  2. Hispanic

    210 ± 150

  3. Other

    113 ± 138

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.36k

2017 Value

± 447

-1.11%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bel Air, MD declined at a rate of -1.11%, from 5.42k employees to 5.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bel Air, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (680 people), Sales & Related Occupations (543 people), and Management Occupations (537 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bel Air, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bel Air, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (680 people), Sales & Related Occupations (543 people), and Management Occupations (537 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bel Air, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.32 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.95 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bel Air, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($125,288), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($92,212), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($87,857).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.36k

2017 Value

± 447

-1.11%

1 Year decline

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bel Air, MD declined at a rate of -1.11%, from 5.42k employees to 5.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bel Air, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (880 people), Educational Services (679 people), and Retail Trade (674 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Bel Air, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (880 people), Educational Services (679 people), and Retail Trade (674 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bel Air, MD has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.42 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.68 times), and Educational Services (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bel Air, MD, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($88,846), Utilities ($80,000), and Public Administration ($77,143).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight with $17.7B and Electronics and $14.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.4% of the population of Bel Air, MD has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 6.4% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 21% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bel Air, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Bel Air, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.55%

Uninsured

53.6%

Employer Coverage

6.4%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

21%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bel Air, MD grew by 30.8% from 4.25% to 5.55%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

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Diversity

Bel Air, MD is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.1% of Bel Air, MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bel Air, MD is composed of 8.68k White Alone residents (85.6%), 486 Asian Alone residents (4.79%), 442 Black or African American Alone residents (4.36%), 331 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.26%), 191 Two or More Races residents (1.88%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0789%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bel Air, MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (365 speakers), Gujarati (131 speakers), and Urdu (116 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.2

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bel Air, MD was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Bel Air, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bel Air, MD residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.1% of Bel Air, MD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bel Air, MD was 5.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bel Air, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Bel Air, MD residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Bel Air, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bel Air, MD was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.68k ± 419

  2. Asian Alone

    486 ± 225

  3. Black or African American Alone

    442 ± 180

In 2017, there were 17.9 times more White Alone residents (8.68k people) in Bel Air, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 486 Asian Alone and 442 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bel Air, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    365 speakers (3.8%)

  2. Gujarati

    131 speakers (1.36%)

  3. Urdu

    116 speakers (1.21%)

8.77% of Bel Air, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bel Air, MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.8% of the overall population of Bel Air, MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.36% speak Gujarati and 1.21% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    310 ± 99

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    108 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    98 ± 56

Bel Air, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bel Air, MD awarded 37 degrees. The student population of Bel Air, MD is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 39 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bel Air, MD are White (28 and 75.7%), followed by Black or African American (7 and 18.9%), Asian (1 and 2.7%), and Two or More Races (1 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Bel Air, MD by number of degrees awarded are The Colorlab Academy of Hair (37 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bel Air, MD are General Cosmetology (37 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Bel Air, MD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 37 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bel Air, MD was General Cosmetology with 37 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Bel Air, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

37 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bel Air, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was The Colorlab Academy of Hair with 37 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

37

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bel Air, MD, which is 0 times less than the 37 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    28 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bel Air, MD were to White students. These 28 degrees mean that there were 4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bel Air, MD was $239,300 in 2017, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $241,700 to $239,300, a 0.993% decrease. The homeownership rate in Bel Air, MD is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bel Air, MD have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bel Air, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$68,196

Median Household Income

± $6,082

4.6k

Number of Households

± 431

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.6k households in Bel Air, MD declined from $68,196 from the previous year's value of $69,733.

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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Housing

Property Value

$239,300

2017 Median

± $11,304

$241,700

2016 Median

± $11,641

In 2017, the median property value in Bel Air, MD declined from to $239,300 from the previous year's value of $241,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bel Air, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bel Air, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bel Air, MD 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

66.4%

2017 Homeownership

64.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.4% of the housing units in Bel Air, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bel Air, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bel Air, MD have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.63% of the workforce in Bel Air, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.07%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bel Air, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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