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Welcome to Bel Air ...

The town of Bel Air is located in Harford County<1> and is the County Seat for Harford County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bel Air has a population of 10,119 people<2> (see below for details).

The town of Bel Air was previously named Belle Air. Going back to its beginning, Bel Air was originally named Belle Aire. For more information about the names of Bel Air, see The Names of Bel Air on our Genealogy Page.

The community of Bel Air is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bel Air lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Bel Air: (410), (443)<4> and (667)

The ZIP codes for Bel Air: 21014-21015<5>

Websites for Bel Air ...

Official Website: www.belair.bel-air.md.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bel Air had an population of 10,119 people (or an increase of 782.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bel Air had a population of 10,120 people. This makes Bel Air the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Bel Air represents 0.18% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,120 people, the population of Bel Air increased 783.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,146 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bel Air.

Communities Also Named Bel Air ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Maryland communities named Bel Air: This one is located in Harford County and the other is located in Allegany County.

Beyond Maryland, there are 17 communities that are also named Bel Air - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Florida, Georgia (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bel Air.

Communities near Bel Air ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bel Air.

  • Aberdeen [Harford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Harford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Bel Air
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<8>
  • Havre de Grace [Harford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre de Grace
    • Havre de Grace [Harford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Bel Air
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havre de Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,018 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre de Grace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre de Grace<8>
  • New Freedom [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Freedom
    • New Freedom [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Bel Air
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,685 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Freedom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Freedom<8>
  • Perryville [Cecil County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perryville
    • Perryville [Cecil County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Bel Air
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perryville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,419 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perryville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perryville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rising Sun [Cecil County]
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      • Rising Sun [Cecil County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Bel Air
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rising Sun<8>
    • Stewartstown [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartstown
      • Stewartstown [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Bel Air
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,266 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stewartstown<8>
    • Charlestown [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlestown
      • Charlestown [Cecil County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Bel Air
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlestown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlestown<8>
    • Port Deposit [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Deposit
      • Port Deposit [Cecil County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Bel Air
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Deposit<8>
    • Delta [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Bel Air
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<8>
    • Fawn Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawn Grove
      • Fawn Grove [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Bel Air
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawn Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawn Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fawn Grove<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bel Air. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bel Air.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bel Air. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bel Air.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bel Air. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bel Air.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bel Air ...

Looking for more information about Bel Air? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bel Air, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bel Air.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Maryland

About Harford County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bel Air: www.belair.bel-air.md.us/

The official website for Harford County: www.co.ha.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Harford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bel Air.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bel Air - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Bel Air, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Bel Air). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bel Air or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bel Air includes: 21014 & 21015.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bel Air) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bel Air. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bel Air

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bel Air. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5348, Longitude: -76.3476    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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