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Bel Air is a town in Harford County, in the Baltimore metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Bel Air is 39.535N. The longitude is -76.348W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 413 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,948.


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Median household income
Local
$44,135
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bel Air demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Bellair
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 83. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Tuck Everlasting"
Well-known residents have included:
· John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Harford County Farm Fair - July 26-29, 2007
  • Festival for the Arts - Sept. 16, 2007
  • Chocolate Festival - March 3, 2007
  • Maryland Bar-B-Q Bash - Aug. 10-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bel Air web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Rocks State Park
Historic sites and museums: Hays House Museum, Liriodendron (Kelly Mansion), Rockfield Manor, Jerusalem Mills
Colleges and universities: Harford Community College

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25% of Bel Air residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bel Air ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bel Air was $23,737, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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31% of Bel Air residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bel Air, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $613.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,194.


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Newspapers in Bel Air include Harford County Aegis

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Harford County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bel Air political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bel Air workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bel Air between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Bel Air include Country Inn & Suites, Extended Stay.

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Natives of Harford County, David Breth & I (Lindy Scarborough) have seen a few changes over the years!
I miss seeing Betsy the cow, the Blue Bell Restaurant, the old movie theater on Main Street, Richardson's Drug Store, Woolworth's and The Bel Air Bowl! As much as I miss these icons of the old Harford County we embrace the changes which have occurred over the years...

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