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Bel Aire, Kansas

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Bel Aire, Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°45′50″N 97°15′58″W / 37.76389°N 97.26611°W / 37.76389; -97.26611
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySedgwick
Founded1955
Incorporated1980
Area
 • Total6.79 sq mi (17.60 km2)
 • Land6.76 sq mi (17.52 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation
1,394 ft (425 m)
Population
 • Total8,262
 • Density1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
67220, 67226
Area code316
FIPS code20-05337[3]
GNIS ID473837[4]
Websitebelaireks.gov

Bel Aire is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita.[5] As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 8,262.[2]

History

Bel Aire was founded in January 1955 when a group of local residents petitioned the county government to create it as an improvement district for water.[6]

On November 26, 1980, Bel Aire formally incorporated as a city. This was despite a two-year legal dispute with the Wichita city government over whether or not it had the right to do so. The case ultimately went to the Kansas Supreme Court which ruled in Bel Aire's favor.[6]

Geography

Bel Aire is located at 37°45′50″N 97°15′58″W / 37.76389°N 97.26611°W / 37.76389; -97.26611 (37.763758, −97.266177)[4] at an elevation of 1,394 feet (425 m).[7] It lies on the north side of the East Fork of Chisholm Creek roughly 6 mi (9.7 km) northeast of the Arkansas River in the Wellington-McPherson Lowlands region of the Great Plains. Located on the south side of K-254 in south-central Kansas, Bel Aire is within the Wichita metropolitan area, bordered by Wichita to the south and west and bordered by Kechi to the north.[8][9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.86 square miles (17.77 km2), of which, 6.83 square miles (17.69 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[10]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19903,695
20005,83657.9%
20106,76916.0%
20208,26222.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010-2020[2]

Bel Aire is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 6,769 people, 2,465 households, and 1,854 families living in the city.[12] The population density was 991.1 inhabitants per square mile (382.7/km2). There were 2,554 housing units at an average density of 373.9 per square mile (144.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.1% White, 8.6% African American, 0.9% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.

There were 2,465 households, of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the city was 36 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,836 people, 1,976 households, and 1,618 families living in the city. The population density was 2,680.8 people per square mile (1,033.6/km2). There were 2,024 housing units at an average density of 929.7 per square mile (358.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.47% White, 7.32% African American, 0.45% Native American, 3.68% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.02% of the population.

There were 1,976 households, out of which 47.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.1% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 32.9% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $66,937, and the median income for a family was $72,091. Males had a median income of $50,236 versus $35,298 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,202. About 3.7% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.[3]

Education

The city is served by Wichita USD 259 and Circle USD 375 public school districts.[13] Bel Aire has two private schools as well: Sunrise Christian Academy (Pre-K to 12) and Resurrection Catholic School (Pre-K to 5).[14][15]

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "QuickFacts; Bel Aire, Kansas; Population, Census, 2020 & 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 27, 2021. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "City of Bel Aire - Our Community". City of Bel Aire. Archived from the original on 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  6. ^ a b "City of Bel Aire - Celebrating 30 Years". City of Bel Aire. Archived from the original on 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "General Highway Map - Sedgwick County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. June 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  9. ^ "2003-2004 Official Transportation Map" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  12. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Public Schools | Bel Aire, KS". www.belaireks.gov. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  14. ^ "Private Schools in Bel Aire, KS". Niche. Retrieved 2020-12-23.
  15. ^ "Private Schools | Bel Aire, KS". www.belaireks.gov. Retrieved 2020-12-23.

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