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Bel Aire
  • Suburb of Wichita, KS

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A+
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Bel Aire is a suburb of Wichita with a population of 7,858. Bel Aire is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Bel Aire offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bel Aire there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bel Aire and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bel Aire are above average.

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About Bel Aire...
Population
7,858

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    109.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    12.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    157.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,175.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

Working in Bel Aire

Jobs
grade A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,795
National
$62,843

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