Bear, DE
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Bear is a medium-sized town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 19,881 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bear is the fourth 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bear who work in office and administrative support (15.79%), sales jobs (10.30%), and food service (8.57%).

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 percentage of people in Bear who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.74% of adults in Bear have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bear in 2010 was $27,751, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,004 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Bear also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.25% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bear include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

Bear also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.31%.

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