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Bear, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Bear Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in New Castle County at latitude 39.6188 and longitude -75.6803. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The formal official name is the Bear Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bear, Delaware.

The U5 Census Class Code for Bear indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bear: Bear Station.

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Bear, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 19,836
Population in Households 19,831
Population in Familes 16,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 3,473
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 7,111
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 5,027
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,063 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,048 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 594 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $210,256
Average Home Value $229,967


Median Household Income $64,638
Average Household Income $73,129
Per Capita Income $26,062
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.56% 0.64%
Households 0.69% 0.7%
Families 0.63% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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, 2014 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 # 4 96th
Population Density1 # 10 88th
Diversity Index2 # 3 97th
Median Household Income # 23 71st
Per Capita Income # 38 51st

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