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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bear is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.36%), management occupations (9.13%), and sales jobs (8.75%).

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%: 26.06% of adults in Bear have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bear in 2010 was $25,941, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,764 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 15.56% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bear include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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