Bear Creek, Alabama Population 2024

1,062

Bear Creek is a city located in Franklin County, Lawrence County, Marion County, and Winston County Alabama. Bear Creek has a 2024 population of 1,062. Bear Creek is currently growing at a rate of 0.57% annually and its population has increased by 2.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,038 in 2020.

The average household income in Bear Creek is $52,601 with a poverty rate of 13.45%. The median age in Bear Creek is 41.3 years: 40.5 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Bear Creek Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bear Creek was:

  • White: 90.7%
  • Other race: 7.68%
  • Two or more races: 1.61%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
13.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
77.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.31% (24)
The current population of Bear Creek, Alabama is 1,062 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,038.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,40590.7%
Other race1197.68%
Two or more races251.61%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bear Creek Population by Race

Bear Creek Population Pyramid 2024

Bear Creek Median Age

41.3

Total

40.5

Male

45.7

Female

Bear Creek Adults

There are 1,220 adults, (222 of whom are seniors) in Bear Creek.

Bear Creek Age Dependency

55.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Bear Creek Sex Ratio

Female57236.93%
Male97763.07%

Bear Creek Population by Age

Bear Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5232.9683.916.1
Married2533.6192.97.1
Non Family1661.3487.312.7
Female854.2549.450.6
Male192.7989.510.5

3.64

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

83.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bear Creek Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade26625.7%
Associates Degree585.6%
Bachelors Degree464.44%
Graduate Degree525.02%
High School Graduate37035.75%
Less Than 9th Grade615.89%
Some College18217.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bear Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bear Creek Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White96770298
Hispanic5840
Other Race5730
2+ Races1020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 72.6%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.13%.

Bear Creek Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$38,583$0$0
Graduate Degree$83,068$84,545$0
High School Graduate$32,500$34,519$0
Less Than 9th Grade$28,427$29,355$0
Overall$33,180$36,250$0
Some College$33,333$0$0

$33,180

Average Earnings

$36,250

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Bear Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bear Creek Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bear Creek Language

92.26% of Bear Creek residents speak only English, while 7.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.74% of the population.

Bear Creek Language

Bear Creek Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,40120114.35%
Hispanic12075.83%
Other11965.04%

13.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.47%

Male Poverty Rate

18.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bear Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bear Creek is White, with 14.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bear Creek is Other, with 5.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.71%.

Bear Creek Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College23.33%
Bachelors or Greater19.39%
Less Than 9th Grade14.37%
High School5.14%

Bear Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed85.71%
Male Unemployed26.92%
Female Employed4.13%
Male Employed0.63%

Bear Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bear Creek Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$56,250$61,571
Households$38,657$52,601
Married Families$69,417$-999,999,999
Non Families$19,245$29,646

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bear Creek Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Bear Creek Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bear Creek Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bear Creek Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bear Creek Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

79

Number of Veterans

72

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War33
First Gulf War20
Vietnam8
Korea4
World War II0

Bear Creek Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7439
55 to 6424
35 to 549
75+7
18 to 340

Bear Creek Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White776.83%
2+ Races220%

Bear Creek Veterans by Race

Bear Creek Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bear Creek Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.6%

Labor Force Participation

43.1%

Employment Rate

13%

Unemployment Rate

Bear Creek Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bear Creek Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bear Creek Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.91%

Born in Bear Creek

96.32%

Native Born

3.68%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.32% of Bear Creek residents were born in the United States, with 61.91% having been born in Alabama. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bear Creek Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,09260.55%
20281,08660.56%
20271,08060.56%
20261,07460.56%
20251,06860.56%
20241,06260.57%
20231,05650.48%
20221,051100.96%
20211,04130.29%
20201,038-27-2.54%
20191,06520.19%
20181,06310.09%
20171,06230.28%
20161,059-2-0.19%
20151,061-2-0.19%
20141,06330.28%
20131,060-9-0.84%
20121,069-5-0.47%
20111,074100.94%
20101,06400%

Bear Creek Population by Year