Bear, DE

Bear profile

Living in Bear

Bear is a medium-sized town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 23,060 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Bear is the fifth largest community in Delaware.

Bear is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bear is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bear who work in office and administrative support (14.14%), management occupations (10.32%), and business and financial occupations (7.20%).

Also of interest is that Bear has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Bear are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.12% of adults in Bear have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bear in 2018 was $35,597, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,388 for a family of four. However, Bear contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bear is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bear home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bear residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Bear also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.41% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bear include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bear's cultural character, accounting for 16.73% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Bear is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.