Fast & Fun Facts

Our Community

The City of Bel Aire is a thriving community located in the northeast part of Sedgwick County, adjacent to the City of Wichita.


Growth and continuous housing development have pushed the population of Bel Aire to nearly 7,000 people with over 2,100 housing units. The City has experienced a population increase of 60% since becoming a city in 1980.

Tax Base

The tax base is primarily residential real estate with a growing mix of commercial and retail properties. Property taxes for the City remain some of the lowest compared other cities in the area.

A sunset near Bel Aire

Bel Aire Quick Facts

  • County: Sedgwick
  • Date of Incorporation: November 26, 1980
  • Elevation: 1,400 ft
  • Government: Council - Manager
  • Land Area: 6.83 sq. miles
  • Population: 7,284
  • Zip Code: 67220, 67226
  • Public School District: USD 259
    • Isley Traditional Magnet Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
    • Northeast Magnet High School
  • Private Schools
    • Resurrection Catholic School
    • Sunrise Christian Academy
  • Sales Tax: 7.5%
  • State: Kansas

United State Census

To find out more about Bel Aire, visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Quick Facts about Bel Aire, KS.

Kansas Facts

Kansas is among the top ten sunniest states in the U.S. with more sunny days than Florida. Located in the heart of Kansas, Bel Aire averages 225 sunny days per year.

Seasons & Climate

Our location on the central Great Plains provides a four season climate and a wide range of weather:
  • Summers are usually warm and moderated by steady wind and relatively low humidity. Temperatures reach 90 degrees on average 63 days per year.
  • Winters are usually mild with short periods of very cold weather; temperatures below zero occur only four days per year.
  • Annual rainfall averages about 29 inches with 70% of the moisture occurring during the growing season of April to September.