Bear, Delaware Population 2024

24,743

Bear is a city located in New Castle County Delaware. Bear has a 2024 population of 24,743. Bear is currently growing at a rate of 3.5% annually and its population has increased by 15.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,397 in 2020.

The average household income in Bear is $99,338 with a poverty rate of 9.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bear is 37.7 years, 36.8 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Bear Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 38.78%
  • White: 36.01%
  • Other race: 11.3%
  • Two or more races: 8.75%
  • Asian: 5.15%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,277.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
15.64% (3,346)
The current population of Bear, Delaware is 24,743 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,397.

Bear, Delaware Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American8,94738.78%
White8,30736.01%
Other race2,60811.3%
Two or more races2,0198.75%
Asian1,1885.15%
Native American10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bear Population by Race

Bear Population Pyramid 2024

Bear Median Age

37.7

Total

36.8

Male

38.6

Female

Bear Adults

There are 17,979 adults, (3,055 of whom are seniors) in Bear.

Bear Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bear Sex Ratio

Female11,75450.95%
Male11,31649.05%

Bear Population by Age

Bear Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,6002.6863.136.9
Non Family3,6181.347.852.2
Married2,9783.5880.319.7
Female1,2874.4363.836.2
Male7172.867.632.4

3.55

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

63.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bear Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2147.66%
9th to 12th Grade9606.06%
High School Graduate4,94431.2%
Some College2,68516.94%
Associates Degree8615.43%
Bachelors Degree3,01619.03%
Graduate Degree2,16713.67%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bear Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bear Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black5,9795,8322,068
White5,8895,2221,819
Hispanic2,7981,533492
Other Race1,43670574
2+ Races1,044869458
Asian934845637
Native American110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.2%.

Bear Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$50,703$57,338$43,416
Less Than 9th Grade$24,926$40,417$17,788
High School Graduate$43,490$51,667$40,374
Some College$50,352$59,122$44,425
Bachelors Degree$62,290$76,667$46,633
Graduate Degree$80,255$89,779$75,974

$50,703

Average Earnings

$57,338

Average Male

$43,416

Average Female

Bear Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bear Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bear Language

74.07% of Bear residents speak only English, while 25.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.22% of the population.

Bear Language

Bear Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black8,94791310.2%
Hispanic5,33354410.2%
White7,0834846.83%
Other2,60837114.23%
Multiple2,0191467.23%
Asian1,188877.32%

9.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.61%

Male Poverty Rate

11.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bear

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bear is Other, with 14.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bear is White, with 6.83% 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 14.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.09%.

Bear Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.94%
Some College8.49%
High School8.05%
Bachelors or Greater4.8%

Bear Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed31.17%
Female Unemployed25.76%
Female Employed8.89%
Male Employed1.76%

Bear Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bear Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$83,852$99,338
Families$90,629$105,731
Married Families$106,544$-999,999,999
Non Families$76,933$82,495

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bear Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bear Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bear Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,361

Number of Veterans

1,244

Male Veterans

117

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War456
Vietnam426
Second Gulf War316
Korea34
World War II0

Bear Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54464
55 to 64384
65 to 74276
75+162
18 to 3475

Bear Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black72510.21%
White5337.75%
Hispanic1464.39%
Asian607.11%
Other Race432.42%

Bear Veterans by Race

Bear Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bear Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Bear Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bear Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bear 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

41.73%

Born in Bear

81.63%

Native Born

18.37%

Foreign Born

11.35%

Non Citizen

7.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.63% of Bear residents were born in the United States, with 41.73% having been born in Delaware. 11.35% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202424,7438373.5%
202323,9068363.62%
202223,0701,4456.68%
202121,6252281.07%
202021,3975472.62%
201920,850-512-2.4%
201821,3629614.71%
201720,4014972.5%
201619,904180.09%
201519,8861540.78%
201419,732-92-0.46%
201319,824730.37%
201219,7516413.35%
201119,110-261-1.35%
201019,37100%

Bear Population by Year