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Bel Air, Maryland
(Harford County)

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Welcome to Bel Air ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bel Air has a population of 1,002 people<1> (see below for details).

The town of Bel Air was named Belle Air before it was changed to Bel Air and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Belle Aire.

Bel Air is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Telephone area codes for Bel Air: (410), (443)<3> & (667).

The ZIP codes for Bel Air: 21014-21015<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bel Air had a population of 1,077 people. This makes Bel Air the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Bel Air represents 0.02% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,077 people, the population of Bel Air decreased 6.02% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,146 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bel Air had an population of 1,002 people. This is a decrease of 6.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.57% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Bel Air ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Aberdeen   [Map]   16,049   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Charlestown   [Map]   1,192   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Havre de Grace   [Map]   13,576   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Perryville   [Map]   4,413   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Port Deposit   [Map]   763   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rising Sun   [Map]   2,800   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bel Air. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bel Air. Our list includes 30 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bel Air:

Websites for Bel Air ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bel Air.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bel Air. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Harford County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bel Air.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bel Air - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Of the area codes for Bel Air, area code (443, 667) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Bel Air.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bel Air. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5343, Longitude: -76.3466     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bel Air have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bel Air.


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