Bel Air, MD
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Bel Air is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 10,190 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Bel Air is the 82nd largest community in Maryland.

Bel Air is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bel Air is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bel Air who work in office and administrative support (13.74%), management occupations (12.27%), and sales jobs (10.22%).

Also of interest is that Bel Air has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Bel Air, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.49 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Bel Air is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.94% of adults in Bel Air have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bel Air in 2010 was $33,891, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,564 for a family of four. However, Bel Air contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bel Air is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bel Air home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bel Air residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bel Air include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Bel Air is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.