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Population in 2010: 19,371. Population change since 2000: +10.1%
Males: 9,338  (48.2%)
Females: 10,033  (51.8%)

Median resident age:  33.1 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19701, 19702, 19720.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,561 (it was $53,240 in 2000)
Bear:

$60,561
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,854

Bear CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $178,523 (it was $104,200 in 2000)
Bear:

$178,523
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $178,300; Detached houses: $271,890; Townhouses or other attached units: $181,599; In 2-unit structures: $503,908; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,106; Mobile homes: $41,543

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,372.

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  • White alone - 8,741 (45.1%)
  • Black alone - 6,507 (33.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2,750 (14.2%)
  • Asian alone - 811 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 488 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 36 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bear: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (11.5%), German (9.4%), Italian (7.9%), English (6.4%), Polish (4.0%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 71 feet

Land area: 5.74 square miles.

Population density: 3,373 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Bear:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bear CDP:

  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

2,360 residents are foreign born

This place:  11.9%
Delaware:  7.6%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Bear, Delaware as of May 07, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bear to the number of sex offenders is 717 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,327 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $388 (1.2%)

Bear satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, DE (11.4 miles , pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (38.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Central Pencader, DE (1.8 miles) , Glasgow, DE (1.8 miles ), Upper Christiana, DE (1.9 miles) , Brookside, DE (2.0 miles ), Red Lion, DE (2.0 miles) , Greater Newark, DE (2.3 miles) , Newark, DE (2.4 miles ), Delaware City, DE (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.62 N, Longitude: 75.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,904 (-35.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 522 (5.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Bear-area historical tornado activity is above Delaware state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Bear place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 9.1 miles away from the place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bear-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from Bear center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 12.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Bear center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Will Sheridan - College basketball player (Villanova Wildcats).


Hospital/medical center in Bear:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE FOX RUN (Dialysis Facility, 2520 WRANGLE HILL ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Bear:

  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION ATLANTIC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • JEANNE JUGAN RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • ARBORS AT NEW CASTLE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NEW CASTLE, DE)

Political contributions by individuals in Bear, DE

Amtrak stations near Bear:

  • 6 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Bear:

  • 13 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 13 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 13 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

College/University in Bear:

  • Academy of Massage and Bodywork (Full-time enrollment: 2; Location: 1218 Pulaski Hwy Ste 324; Private, for-profit; Website: www.massage-academy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear:

  • Wilmington University (about 5 miles; New Castle, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,279)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington (about 5 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 3,290)
  • University of Delaware (about 6 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 18,469)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,441)
  • Neumann University (about 22 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 11,561)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 25 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 3,333)

Private high schools in Bear:

  • CARAVEL ACADEMY (Students: 1,103; Location: 2801 DEL LAWS RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • RED LION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 862; Location: 1390 RED LION RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAIRWINDS CHRISTIAN-SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 801 SEYMOUR RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • AQUINAS ACADEMY INC (Students: 98; Location: 2370 RED LION RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Bear:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bear:

  • GLASGOW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 246; Location: 2880 SUMMIT BRIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • GRPC HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY (Students: 245; Location: 2880 SUMMIT BRIDGE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CHILDCARE ACADEMY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS II (Students: 146; Location: 1799 PULASKI HWY; Grades: PK - TK)
  • GREAT NEW BEGINNINGS (Students: 122; Location: 1 SONGSMITH DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ADVOSERV (Students: 85; Location: 4185 KIRKWOOD ST GEORGES RD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • LELA DAY SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 360 FOX HUNT DR; Grades: KG - KG)
  • CORNERSTONE EARLY ED AND YOUTH CTR (Students: 8; Location: 3135 SUMMIT BRIDGE RD; Grades: KG - KG)
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Notable locations in Bear: Delpro Company (A), Glasgow Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bear include: Red Lion Church (A), Alpha Baptist Church (B), Nueva Vida United Methodist Church (C), Red Lion Methodist Church (D), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bear include: Glendale Park (1), Brookmont Farms Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bear Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 101 Governors Place), Powersports East (Tours & Charters; 620 Pulaski Hwy), Dolphin Ship Services Limited Office (Tours & Charters; 235 Hope Court West).

Hotels: Korman Communities - Brandywine Woods (270 Brandywine Drive), GoToSherlockhomes (504 Ponderosa Drive), Oakwood School Bell Apartments (Ip) (2000 Varsity Lane), Glen Efficiencies & Motel (1176 Pulaski Highway), AmericInn Lodge & Suites (875 Pulaski Hwy).

 
New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.0. This is about average.
City:

34.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.258. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.60
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 14.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.0
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bear and their reported violations in the past:

WOODLAND TRAILER COURT (Population served: 41, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-08-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-20-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and JAN-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-28-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-1999), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and FEB-12-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1994), St Public Notif issued (JUL-24-1995), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-1995), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-1997)
  • One other older monitoring violation
WATER STILL, THE (Population served: 30, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUN-13-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.6%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.9% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.9%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bear, DE


9 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Bear compared to Delaware state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Banks with branches in Bear (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Eden Square @ Super G, Fox Run Branch, Eden Square Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Bear Branch at 10 Fox Hunt Drive, branch established on 1990/04/17. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Governor's Square Branch at 1601 Governers Place, branch established on 1991/09/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Fox Run Branch at 210 Fox Hunt Drive, branch established on 2003/11/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • Artisans' Bank: Bear Branch at 1124 Pulaski Highway, branch established on 1999/07/19. Info updated 2008/06/24: Bank assets: $543.9 mil, Deposits: $476.4 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Bear Acme Branch at 146 Fox Hunt Drive, branch established on 2004/04/13. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • TD Bank, National Association: Governors Square at 1001 Songsmith Drive, branch established on 2000/11/18. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bear, Delaware:

  • Oakwood Worldwide @ School Bell Apartments, 2000 Varsity Ln, Bear, DE 19701 , Phone: (800) 434-8851, Fax: (215) 568-2287
  • Americinn Of Bear/Wilmington, 875 Pulaski Hwy, Bear, DE 19720 , Phone: (302) 326-2500, Fax: (302) 326-1050
  • Residences At City Center, 1007 N Orange St, Bear, DE 19801 , Phone: (302) 778-3000, Fax: (302) 778-3005
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bear, Delaware

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bear travel time to work - commute


Bear mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Bear CDP (based on New Castle County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.66%
Here45.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents55.4%12.5%5.2%5.0%4.0%
Congregations12.9%19.4%2.2%9.4%6.8%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents2.4%2.0%1.8%1.6%10.2%
Congregations4.0%4.0%4.0%1.1%36.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
New Castle County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
New Castle County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
New Castle County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
Delaware:

27.9%

5.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($663 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.14%
Delaware average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Delaware County, PA  0.45% ($53,242 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.37% ($46,448)
from Chester County, PA  0.31% ($65,065)


5.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($63,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($641 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, DE  0.53% ($46,984 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.38% ($112,586)
to Cecil County, MD  0.33% ($47,882)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear:

  • WAMS (1260 AM; 1 kW; NEWARK, DE; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXHL (1550 AM; 1 kW; ELKTON, MD; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear:

  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOEL-FM (89.9 FM; ELKTON, MD; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WVUD (91.3 FM; NEWARK, DE; Owner: UNIVERSITYOF DELAWARE)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXHL-FM (89.1 FM; CHRISTIANA, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Bear:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

Bear fatal accident list:

Apr 6, 2000 09:17 PM, Us-40 @ Sr-1 Offrmp, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 24, 1975 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $300,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,937
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,594

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bear)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 1401 Governors Place (Lat: 39.633333 Lon: -75.660000), Call Sign: WPWE972
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.212 MHz, 469.037 MHz, 469.237 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 469.262 MHz, 469.087 MHz, 469.287 MHz, 469.112 MHz, 469.312 MHz, 469.137 MHz... (+21 more)
    Grant Date: 10/06/2012, Expiration Date: 11/01/2022, Certifier: Leslie Dukart
    Registrant: Dukart Management, 2525 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803, Phone: (302) 478-9200, Fax: (302) 479-0192, Email:
  • Lat: 39.633056 Lon: -75.659722, Call Sign: WQBU401
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.037 MHz, 452.087 MHz, 452.162 MHz, 452.287 MHz, 452.012 MHz, 457.012 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2004, Expiration Date: 12/15/2014, Certifier: Signature On File
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • Us Rt 40 & Del Rt 7 (Lat: 39.633139 Lon: -75.659750), Type: Bant, Structure height: 25.9 m, Overall height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WQBX857
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.775 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2005, Expiration Date: 01/04/2015, Certifier: Joe Checchi
    Registrant: Metropolitan Communications, Inc., 309 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341, Phone: (610) 363-5858, Fax: (610) 524-9970, Email:
  • Transmission Tower Located In Delaware River Approximately 2. 65 Km East Of De (Lat: 39.612250 Lon: -75.598333), Type: Upole, Structure height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WQPA669
    Assigned Frequencies: 5250.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 03/21/2022, Certifier: Cristina A Frank
    Registrant: Pepco Holdings, Inc, 79nc64, Newark, DE 19714-9239, Phone: (302) 454-4179, Fax: (302) 454-4912, Email:
  • Mobile L1, Lat: 39.597861 Lon: -75.690861, Call Sign: WQPD385, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/2012, Expiration Date: 04/12/2022, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bear)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bear)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

316 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED73$198,13437$134,143226$184,48515$44,4228$142,48312$30,873
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$175,2859$131,92429$174,3644$73,1031$238,5905$54,704
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$172,32428$47,045119$189,66640$34,07712$100,43627$23,565
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$172,8575$147,14261$194,0163$112,6600$03$34,367
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$190,8952$167,63526$176,3365$196,3400$03$33,310

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0148.08 , 0149.03, 0163.01, 0163.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$214,7333$230,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$192,8852$181,850
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$160,5601$180,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$263,8400$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0148.08 , 0149.03, 0163.01, 0163.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 180
  • Hazardous Condition: 48
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Bear


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bear, DE

Most common first names in Bear, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7471.2 years
William6569.4 years
James5569.7 years
Robert5370.0 years
Mary5379.0 years
Charles3474.0 years
Helen3280.0 years
Joseph3173.4 years
Margaret2978.9 years
Elizabeth2880.7 years
Most common last names in Bear, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1772.9 years
Moore1771.6 years
Jones1673.5 years
Johnson1575.6 years
Taylor1369.0 years
Wilson1279.1 years
Davis1170.5 years
Baker1079.5 years
Miller1070.1 years
Brown776.3 years
Businesses in Bear, DE
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kmart1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike3
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless3RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid3
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Safeway1
DressBarn1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
GNC2U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS3
Goodwill2Value City Furniture1
H&R Block2Walgreens2
IHOP1Wendy's1
KFC1
Browse common businesses in Bear, DE


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  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 (19702) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zairian first ancestries"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Kancharla-Arun Kumar Reddy (15)
  • Jon Lee Howell (12)
  • Raja Hari Poladi (12)
  • Mark Kevin Addison (11)
  • Sharon Jo Keeler (10)
  • Sarang Gadre (9)
  • Richard L. Kulesha (9)
  • Vivek Gautam (8)
  • Kevin L. Stecca (8)
  • John C Howe (7)

Total of 377 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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