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Overview

Introduction to Bel Air, Maryland

Located in Harford county, Bel Air, Maryland, is 16 miles NE of Towson, Maryland (center to center) and 21 miles NE of Baltimore, Maryland.

Bel Air History

In 1731, Daniel Scott was given a huge area of land which he named Scott's Old Fields. Since then, the area has been owned by the Scott family. In 1780, Aquilla Scott, Daniel's son, inherited a portion of land in the area and planned the present-day territory of Bel Air. By 1784, the territory witnessed a robust growth and was renamed Belle Aire. Around 1798, it was once again renamed Bel Air. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1874. Bel Air was selected to a seat on the county in 1782.

Bel Air and nearby Attractions

  • Rocks State Park
  • Hays House Museum
  • Rockfield Manor
  • Maryland Golf and Country Club
  • Jerusalem Mills

Things To Do In Bel Air

Jerusalem Mills, Rockfield Manor, and Hays House Museum are located in the city. The Rocks State Park offers a number of recreational facilities. In addition, the area is home to several golf courses, such as the Maryland Golf and Country Club, Winters Run Golf Club, and Bren-Mer Golf Course. The city also celebrates the Harford County Farm Fair in July, the Chocolate Festival in March, and the Festival for the Arts in September.

Bel Air Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Bel Air Higher Education

Harford Community College, located in Bel Air, offers classes for higher education. The other nearby higher education schools are Morgan State University, and Towson University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,211
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+5,375
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married52.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,354
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,263

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,944
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$1,110
Median House Value$241,700

Ancestry

German23.9%
Irish20.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.9%
English11.7%
Italian8.3%
Polish6.2%
Scottish2.5%
Welsh1.3%
Czech1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Slovak1.1%
African0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Arab0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Bel Air Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harford County
Standard Zip Codes21014, 21015
Phone Area Codes410,443
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.53
Approximate Longitude-76.34

Bel Air Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBENSON POLICE BARRACKS
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches
StationABERDEEN PHILLIPS FIELD
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationTOWSON
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen15,361$63,787
Havre de Grace13,505$93,047
Perryville4,397$86,789
Port Deposit639$64,821
Rising Sun2,813$75,804
Towson58,189$110,836

Bel Air Hospitals

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
(Non-profit)
500 Upper Chesapeake Drive
(443) 643-3303

Bel Air Public Schools

Bel Air Elementary
30 E Lee St
ZIP: 21014
(410) 638-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Bel Air High
100 Heighe St
ZIP: 21014
(410) 638-4600
High
Total Enrollment 1668
Bel Air Middle
99 Idlewild Street
ZIP: 21014
(410) 638-4140
Middle
Total Enrollment 1251
Emmorton Elementary
2502 Tollgate Rd
ZIP: 21014
(410) 638-3920
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Hickory Elementary
2100 Conowingo Rd
ZIP: 21014
(410) 638-4170
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
Homestead/wakefield Elementary
900 S Main St
ZIP: 21014
(410) 638-4175
Primary
Total Enrollment 938
Red Pump Elementary School
600 Red Pump Road
ZIP: 21014
(410) 809-6244
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
Ring Factory Elementary
1400 Emmorton Rd
ZIP: 21014
(410) 638-4186
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Southampton Middle
1200 Moores Mill Rd
ZIP: 21014
(410) 638-4150
Middle
Total Enrollment 1212
C. Milton Wright High
1301 N Fountain Green Rd
ZIP: 21015
(410) 638-4110
High
Total Enrollment 1425
Fountain Green Elementary
517 Fountain Green Rd
ZIP: 21015
(410) 638-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Harford Technical High
200 Thomas Run Rd
ZIP: 21015
(410) 638-3804
High
Total Enrollment 1022
John Archer School
100 Thomas Run Rd
ZIP: 21015
(410) 638-3810
Other
Total Enrollment 119
Patterson Mill High School
85 Patterson Mill Rd
ZIP: 21015
(410) 638-4640
High
Total Enrollment 871
Patterson Mill Middle School
85 Patterson Mill Rd
ZIP: 21015
(410) 638-4640
Middle
Total Enrollment 665
Prospect Mill Elementary
101 Prospect Mill Rd
ZIP: 21015
(410) 638-3817
Primary
Total Enrollment 580

Bel Air Private Schools

Bel Forest Christian Academy
603 Vale Rd
ZIP: 21014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Harford Day School
715 Moores Mill Rd
ZIP: 21014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 275
John Carroll School
703 E Churchville Rd
ZIP: 21014
Secondary
Total Enrollment 690
St Margaret School
205 N Hickory Ave
ZIP: 21014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 630
Emmorton Baptist Academy
106 Plumtree Rd
ZIP: 21015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
The Arrow Center For Education-fair Meadows
2416 Creswell Rd
ZIP: 21015
Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
The Highlands School
2409 Creswell Rd
ZIP: 21015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
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