Bel Aire, Kansas

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Bel Aire, Kansas

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 contains a population of approximately 5,836.

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 incluidng 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.

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High Points

Bel Aire strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Bel Aire People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Bel Aire Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Bel Aire Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Bel Aire College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 7% Bel Aire Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 7% Bel Aire Well-Paid Single Men
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Bel Aire Low Property Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 13% Bel Aire Low Rate of Poverty
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Bel Aire Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Bel Aire, Kansas

Comparing Bel Aire to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 10
Racial Diversity 7 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 10
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 4
Public Transportation Use 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 7 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 9 8

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Bel Aire Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,836 100%
Male 2,889 49.5%
Female 2,947 50.5%
Under 18 1,921 32.9%
18+ 3,915 67.1%
65+ 445 7.6%
Median Age 33.2
Average Family Size 3.3
White 4,988 85.5%
African-American 427 7.3%
Asian 215 3.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.4%
Other 64 1.1%
Mixed Race 115 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 176 3%

Estimated Bel Aire Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,557
Growth 721
Growth % 12.4%

Bel Aire Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 11.3%
English 9.7%
Irish 6.4%
Swedish 4.3%
European 3.4%
Norwegian 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scottish 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
French Canadian 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Scandinavian 1%
Syrian 1%
Danish 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
African 0.5%
British 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bel Aire 5,836 $72,091
Andover 6,698 $65,781
Benton 827 $58,214
Eastborough 826 $150,635
Kechi 1,038 $62,212
Park City 5,814 $46,225
Wichita 344,284 $49,247
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1. Jenks, Oklahoma 89.2   18.6% 9.1% 31.9% 21 $61,050 7.3% 12.6% 9,557 4.6% 21.5 0.3% 1.2
2. Hewitt, Texas 88.3   14.3% 6.7% 33.2% 21 $59,409 7.8% 15.9% 11,085 2.9% 22.8 0.1% 1.3
3. Andover, Kansas 87.6   19.2% 10.5% 37.1% 20 $65,781 8.1% 4.9% 6,698 6.3% 24 0.1% 0.6
4. Whitehouse, Texas 86.3   15.8% 8.5% 22.1% 23 $49,393 8% 6.9% 5,346 8.6% 13.5 0.3% 1.9
5. West University Place, Texas 84.8   19.4% 7.6% 79.4% 19 $157,312 8.6% 7.6% 14,211 1.7% 17 0.3% 0.9
6. Bixby, Oklahoma 84.2   18.1% 9.8% 26.6% 23 $58,104 7.7% 13.1% 13,336 5.4% 22.3 0.3% 2
7. Germantown, Wisconsin 80.6   20.4% 9.4% 29.4% 22 $68,975 7.3% 4.2% 18,260 2.5% 17.4 0.3% 0.2
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