Bear, Delaware Population 2022

20,850
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Bear is a city located in New Castle County Delaware. Bear has a 2020 population of 20,850. Bear is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 7.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 19,371 in 2010.

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 $1,430 per month, and the median house value is $222,700. 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 20,850 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,850.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 19,371.

Bear, Delaware Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,11842.61%
Black or African American8,85341.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native620.29%
Asian1,3846.47%
Some Other Race1,1015.15%
Two or More Races8794.11%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married67.3%32.7%
Female61.9%38.1%
Male60.4%39.6%
All58.1%41.9%
Non Family47.9%52.1%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bear Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9502.6958.1
Married3,1833.667.3
Male4723.5760.4
Female9654.0261.9
Non Family3,3301.3147.9

3.55

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Bear Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9426.30%
9th to 12th Grade9696.49%
High School Graduate4,63431.02%
Some College2,49716.71%
Associates Degree6514.36%
Bachelors Degree3,62624.27%
Graduate Degree1,62210.86%
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Bear Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bear Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races551497457
Asian1,022903671
Native American292914
Black6,0675,7772,139
White5,6525,1381,888
Hispanic2,1011,089310
Other Race73254347

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,605$50,788$38,623
Less Than 9th Grade$29,215$29,307$27,245
High School Graduate$35,122$42,145$27,484
Some College$46,013$53,269$41,794
Bachelors Degree$63,972$76,625$55,185
Graduate Degree$67,270$77,950$66,266

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,73844411.88%
Asian1,384977.01%
Black8,8535085.74%
White7,0703434.85%
Other190NaN%
Multiple87910.11%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.12%
High School8.20%
Some College2.86%
Bachelors or Greater1.39%

Bear Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.78%
Male Unemployed14.05%
Female Employed3.65%
Female Unemployed7.57%

Bear Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bear Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,920$91,890
Families$82,527$97,054
Married Families$92,461-
Non Families$69,273$81,267
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War177
First Gulf War431
Vietnam458
Korea
World War II

Bear Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3433
35 to 54472
55 to 64286
65 to 74403
75+62

Bear Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4175.88%
Black82411.53%
2+ Races152.45%
Hispanic170.73%

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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201019,3710.00%
201119,110-261-1.35%
201219,7516413.35%
201319,824730.37%
201419,732-92-0.46%
201519,8861540.78%
201619,904180.09%
201720,4014972.50%
201821,3629614.71%
201920,850-512-2.40%
202020,8500.00%
202120,8500.00%
202220,8500.00%

Bear Population by Year