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Overview

Introduction to Bel Aire, Kansas

Bel Aire, Kansas, in Sedgwick county, is located 5 miles NE of Wichita, Kansas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Wichita metropolitan area.

Bel Aire History

Bel Aire is a city in the Sedgwick County, which was founded in February 1867. The county was named in the honor of General John Sedgwick. Bel Aire is located in the Wichita Metropolitan Area.

Bel Aire and nearby Attractions

  • Kansas Aviation Museum
  • Museum of World Treasures
  • El Dorado State Park
  • Omnisphere and Science Center
  • Wichita Art Museum

Things To Do In Bel Aire

The Cheney State Park has facilities for fishing, sailing and picnic. There are a number of museums including the Wichita - Sedgwick County Historical Museum and the Harvey County Historical Society Museum. While in Bel Aire you can even visit the local churches such as the Church of the Resurrection and the Bel Aire Church of the Nazarene.

Bel Aire Transportation

The Wichita Mid -Continent Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Bel Aire Higher Education

Wichita State University, Butler County Community College, Cowley County Community College, Friends University, and many other colleges and universities offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 7,059
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,717
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 62.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.3%
Median Earnings25+ $47,381
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,798
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,143

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,235
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,072
Median House Value $138,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bel Aire Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles NE of Wichita, Kansas
County Sedgwick
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67220, 67226
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.74
Longitude -97.25

Bel Aire Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station WELLINGTON
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Station FLORENCE
Distance 39.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bel Aire, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Comotara (67226)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 12,293 $93,710
Benton 949 $64,643
Eastborough 736 $165,625
Kechi 2,180 $95,511
Park City 7,290 $63,766

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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