Bel Aire, KS

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Population

7,422

2.88% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$77,242

3.84% decline

Poverty Rate

4.51%


Number of Employees

4,042

9.42% growth

Median Property Value

$148,000

4.3% growth

About

In 2017, Bel Aire, KS had a population of 7.42k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $77,242. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bel Aire, KS grew from 7,214 to 7,422, a 2.88% increase and its median household income declined from $80,324 to $77,242, a -3.84% decrease.

The population of Bel Aire, KS is 79.5% White Alone, 7.94% Black or African American Alone, and 5.6% Hispanic or Latino. 14% of the people in Bel Aire, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bel Aire, KS is $148,000, and the homeownership rate is 83.1%. Most people in Bel Aire, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Bel Aire, KS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bel Aire, KS employs 4.04k people. The largest industries in Bel Aire, KS are Manufacturing (1,028 people), Retail Trade (558 people), and Educational Services (548 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,135), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,287), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,393).

Median household income in Bel Aire, KS is $77,242. Males in Bel Aire, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Bel Aire, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,242

2017 value

± $12,396

-3.84%

1 Year Growth

± 23.3%

Households in Bel Aire, KS have a median annual income of $77,242, 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 $80,324 in 2016, which represents a -3.84% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bel Aire, KS made 1.4 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. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bel Aire, KS workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bel Aire, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bel Aire, KS was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bel Aire, KS (335 out of 7.42k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    199 ± 132

  2. Black

    122 ± 126

  3. Hispanic

    15 ± 79

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bel Aire, KS is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.04k

2017 Value

± 469

9.42%

1 Year growth

± 14.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bel Aire, KS grew at a rate of 9.42%, from 3.69k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bel Aire, KS, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (515 people), Sales & Related Occupations (512 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bel Aire, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bel Aire, KS, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (515 people), Sales & Related Occupations (512 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bel Aire, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.27 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (3.21 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bel Aire, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,250), Management Occupations ($102,905), and Legal Occupations ($93,219).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.04k

2017 Value

± 469

9.42%

1 Year growth

± 14.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bel Aire, KS grew at a rate of 9.42%, from 3.69k employees to 4.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bel Aire, KS, are Manufacturing (1,028 people), Retail Trade (558 people), and Educational Services (548 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bel Aire, KS, though some of these residents may live in Bel Aire, KS 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 Aire, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,028 people), Retail Trade (558 people), and Educational Services (548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bel Aire, KS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.51 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.5 times), and Educational Services (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bel Aire, KS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,135), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,287), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,393).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $22B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas 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 Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

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

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Health

98% of the population of Bel Aire, KS has health coverage, with 71.9% on employee plans, 4.36% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 8.47% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Bel Aire, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Bel Aire, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 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%).

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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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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

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

2.02%

Uninsured

71.9%

Employer Coverage

4.36%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

8.47%

Non-Group

1.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bel Aire, KS declined by 12.7% from 2.32% to 2.02%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bel Aire, KS 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Bel Aire, KS is home to a population of 7.42k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.22% of Bel Aire, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bel Aire, KS is composed of 5.9k White Alone residents (79.5%), 589 Black or African American Alone residents (7.94%), 416 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.6%), 352 Asian Alone residents (4.74%), 90 Two or More Races residents (1.21%), 73 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.984%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bel Aire, KS are Vietnamese (323 speakers), African Languages (300 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (192 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.4

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 22.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bel Aire, KS was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Bel Aire, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bel Aire, KS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.67%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.22% of Bel Aire, KS 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 Aire, KS was 3.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bel Aire, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Bel Aire, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Bel Aire, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bel Aire, KS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.9k ± 233

  2. Black or African American Alone

    589 ± 225

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    416 ± 178

In 2017, there were 10 times more White Alone residents (5.9k people) in Bel Aire, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 589 Black or African American Alone and 416 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Vietnamese

    323 speakers (4.95%)

  2. African Languages

    300 speakers (4.6%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    192 speakers (2.94%)

14% of Bel Aire, KS 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 Aire, KS was Vietnamese. 4.95% of the overall population of Bel Aire, KS are native Vietnamese speakers. 4.6% speak African Languages and 2.94% speak Vietnamese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    160 ± 99

  2. Vietnam

    76 ± 56

  3. Korea

    60 ± 49

Bel Aire, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bel Aire, KS was $148,000 in 2017, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $141,900 to $148,000, a 4.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Bel Aire, KS is 83.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bel Aire, KS have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bel Aire, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$77,242

Median Household Income

± $12,396

2.83k

Number of Households

± 390

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.83k households in Bel Aire, KS declined from $77,242 from the previous year's value of $80,324.

The following chart displays the households in Bel Aire, KS 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$148,000

2017 Median

± $7,959

$141,900

2016 Median

± $6,806

In 2017, the median property value in Bel Aire, KS grew to to $148,000 from the previous year's value of $141,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bel Aire, KS 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 Aire, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

83.1%

2017 Homeownership

84.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.1% of the housing units in Bel Aire, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bel Aire, KS 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 Aire, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bel Aire, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bel Aire, KS have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Bel Aire, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89%

  2. Carpooled

    4.54%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.72%

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

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