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The City of Bel Aire had a population of 8,247 as of July 1, 2021. Bel Aire city ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bel Aire city is located at latitude 37.7749 and longitude -97.2457 in Sedgwick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bel Aire encompass a land area of 6.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The City of Bel Aire has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Bel Aire city, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 8,247 (100%)
Population in Households 8,246 (100.0%)
Population in Families 7,207 (87.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 1,219
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $100,528
Average Household Income $108,123
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $39,859
Wealth Index5 113


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,098 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,597 (83.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $180,595
Average Home Value $204,998
Housing Affordability Index3 314


Total Households 2,982
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 2,223
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.77% 1.07%
Households 1.71% 1.05%
Families 1.63% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
Owner Occupied HU   0.98%

Bel Aire city, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bel Aire city to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 94th
Population Density # 169 75th
Median Household Income # 10 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 489 73rd
Per Capita Income # 37 95th
Diversity Index # 67 90th

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