Bear, Delaware Population 2022

23,798
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Bear is a city located in New Castle County Delaware. With a 2020 population of 23,798, it is the 5th largest city in Delaware and the 1960th largest city in the United States. Bear is currently growing at a rate of 1.57% annually and its population has increased by 3.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,060 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Bear has a population density of 4,167 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bear is $85,833 with a poverty rate of 6.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bear is 36.1 years, 33.9 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Bear Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bearwas:

  • White: 42.61%
  • Black or African American: 41.37%
  • Asian: 6.47%
  • Other race: 5.15%
  • Two or more races: 4.11%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bear, Delaware is 23,798 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,060.

Bear, Delaware Population 2022

Population by Race

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Bear Population by Race

Bear Population Pyramid 2022

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Bear Median Age

36.7


Total

34.7


Male

39


Female

Bear Adults

There are 16,829 adults, (2,450 of whom are seniors) in Bear.

Bear Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Bear Sex Ratio

Female

10,954

51.19%

Male

10,443

48.81%

Bear Population by Age

Bear Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bear Household Types

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bear Households and Families

3.55

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Bear Households by Type

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Bear Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bear Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 82.94%.

Bear Educational Attainment by Race

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$47,605

Average Earnings

$50,788

Average Male

$38,623

Average Female

Bear Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bear Language by Age

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Bear Language

77.72% of Bear residents speak only English, while 22.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.26% of the population.

Bear Language

Bear Poverty by Race

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6.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.89%

Male Poverty Rate

8.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bear

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bear is Hispanic, with 11.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bear is Multiple, with 0.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.30%.

Bear Poverty

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Bear Poverty Rate by Education

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Bear Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bear Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Bear Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bear Married by Age and Sex

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Bear Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bear Marital Status by Race

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Bear Marital Status

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1,256

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Bear Veterans by War

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Bear Veterans by Age

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Bear Veterans by Race

Bear Veterans by Education

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3.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bear Veterans by Education

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72.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Bear Employment by Age

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Bear Employment by Race

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Bear Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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37.33%

Born in Bear

83.27%

Native Born

16.73%

Foreign Born

9.31%

Non Citizen

7.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.27% of Bear residents were born in the United States, with 37.33% having been born in Delaware. 9.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bear Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Bear Population by Year