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The Bear CDP(1) had a population of 23,214 as of July 1, 2022. 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 39.6293 and longitude -75.6583 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the Bear Census Designated Place 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Bear: Bear Station.
|Total Population||23,214 (100%)|
|Population in Households||23,189 (99.9%)|
|Population in Families||18,630 (80.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||25 ( 0.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$82,534|
|Average Household Income||$108,137|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$40,383|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||9,219 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,401 (58.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,273 (35.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||545 ( 5.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$250,528|
|Average Home Value||$255,056|
|Housing Affordability Index3||154|
|Average Household Size||2.67|
|Average Family Size||3.00|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.59%|
|Per Capita Income||2.81%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.28%|
The table below compares Bear to the other 79 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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.
|Total Population||# 5||95th|
|Population Density||# 7||92nd|
|Median Household Income||# 29||65th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 59||75th|
|Per Capita Income||# 29||65th|
|Diversity Index||# 6||94th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.