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.
The overall education level of Bear citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.45% of adults in Bear have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bear's cultural character, accounting for 18.61% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bear is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.