Bear, DE

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Living in Bear

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 (15.28%), management occupations (9.28%), and sales jobs (8.82%).

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.

In terms of college education, Bear is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.45% of adults in Bear have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bear in 2010 was $28,506, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,024 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Bear also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.21% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bear include Irish, German, Polish, Italian, and English.

Bear also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.61%.

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