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Bear, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Bear Census Designated Place had a population of 20,116 as of July 1, 2015. Bear ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bear is located at latitude 39.6188 and longitude -75.6803 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Bear Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Bear Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389183) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bear Census Designated Place is located within New Castle Division of New Castle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bear population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bear: Bear Station.

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Bear, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 20,116
Population in Households 20,110
Population in Familes 16,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 3,522
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 7,211
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 5,130
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,112 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,099 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 604 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $226,015
Average Home Value $242,312


Median Household Income $65,750
Average Household Income $79,045
Per Capita Income $28,188
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.77%
Households 0.82% 0.86%
Families 0.9% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bear, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear to the other 76 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 5 95th
Population Density1 # 10 88th
Diversity Index2 # 2 97th
Median Household Income # 22 72nd
Per Capita Income # 34 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.