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Bear, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Bear Census Designated Place had a population of 21,250 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bear: Bear Station.

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Bear, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 21,250
Population in Households 21,244
Population in Familes 17,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 3,720
Diversity Index3 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,555
Average Household Income $75,183
Per Capita Income $26,611

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,230 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,340 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 519 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $201,113
Average Home Value $200,086
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,570
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 5,346
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.13% 1.15%
Households 1.12% 1.21%
Families 1.07% 1.04%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2018 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 # 32 60th
Per Capita Income # 48 39th

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