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Bear, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Bear Census Designated Place had a population of 20,731 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bear: Bear Station.

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Bear, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,731
Daytime Population: Workers 3,708
Daytime Population: Residents 10,404
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,112
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 20,725
Population in Familes 17,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 3,629
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $62,576
Average Household Income $73,927
Per Capita Income $26,259


Total Housing Units 7,996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,273 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,141 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 582 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $193,296
Average Home Value $198,991


Total Households 7,414
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 5,251
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 0.41%
Households 0.98% 0.48%
Families 0.97% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Bear, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 9 90th
Diversity Index # 2 99th
Median Household Income # 34 57th
Per Capita Income # 47 40th

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