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Population in 2010: 19,371.
Population change since 2000: +10.1%
Males: 9,095  (47.0%)
Females: 10,276  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

35.4 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19701, 19702, 19720.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,691 (it was $53,240 in 2000)
Bear:

$67,691
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,803 (it was $20,715 in 2000)

Bear CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $200,324 (it was $104,200 in 2000)
Bear:

$200,324
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $281,167; detached houses: $315,289; townhouses or other attached units: $208,399; in 2-unit structures: $202,659; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,755; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,214; mobile homes: $41,774

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,417.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bear: 101.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Black residents, 31.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.7% for other race residents, 7.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bear, DE (2017)
    • 7,94139.3%White alone
    • 6,97934.6%Black alone
    • 3,68618.3%Hispanic
    • 1,1805.8%Asian alone
    • 5602.8%Two or more races
    • 710.4%Other race alone
    • 280.1%American Indian alone

Races in Bear detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Bear, Delaware as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bear is 515 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (7.3%), Italian (5.8%), Irish (3.4%), German (3.0%), English (2.8%), African (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 71 feet

Land area: 5.74 square miles.

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

Bear, Delaware map

3,426 residents are foreign born (10.4% Latin America).

This place:

17.0%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,834 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $397 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greater Newark, DE (5.1 miles , pop. 67,114).

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: -6,281 (-31.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 785 (8.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Distribution of median household income in Bear, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bear, DE in 2017
Bear satellite photo by USGS

Bear tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Delaware:

3.2%
Most common industries in Bear, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (14.4%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Chemicals (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Chemicals (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (20.9%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Bear, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Cashiers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.2%)

Average climate in Bear, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 95.2. This is worse than average.

City:

95.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.37. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.37
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.237. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.237
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.53
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00403. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00403
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Bear-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 7% 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 near Delaware state average. It is 86% 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 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 279.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 307.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.8 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bear topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bear:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • MEADOWWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (Hospital, about 4 miles away; NEW CASTLE, DE)
  • EXCEPTIONAL CARE FOR CHILDREN (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • ROCKFORD CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; NEWARK, 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: 55; Location: 1218 Pulaski Hwy Ste 324; Private, for-profit; Website: www.massage-academy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear:

  • University of Delaware (about 6 miles; Newark, DE; Full-time enrollment: 20,078)
  • Wilmington University (about 7 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 11 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 19 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • Neumann University (about 22 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 24 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 14,492)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 25 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 4,051)

Private high schools in Bear:

  • CARAVEL ACADEMY (Students: 1,182, Location: 2801 DEL LAWS RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • RED LION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 704, Location: 1390 RED LION RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • FAIRWINDS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 174, Location: 801 SEYMOUR RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bear:

  • LOSS (OLIVE B.) ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 623, Location: 200 BRENNAN BOULEVARD, Grades: 1-5)
  • OBERLE (WILLIAM) ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 500 SOUTH CALEDONIA WAY, Grades: KG-5)
  • WILBUR (KATHLEEN H.) ELEMENTARY (Location: 4050 WRANGLE HILL ROAD, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Bear:

  • GLASGOW CHRISIAN ACADEMY (Students: 246, Location: 2880 SUMMITT BRIDGE RD, Grades: PK-8)
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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).

Birthplace of: Will Sheridan - College basketball player (Villanova Wildcats).

New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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
9 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

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

For population 15 years and over in Bear:

Marital status in Bear, DE
  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

For population 25 years and over in Bear:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bear
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,17233
Mainline Protestant48,124125
Evangelical Protestant32,993169
Other22,67245
Black Protestant7,21236
Orthodox1,1665
None288,140-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bear:

47.3%
State:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.4%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bear:

21.0%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.4%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bear:

6.7
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.2%
Delaware:

34.1%

General health condition:
Bear:

55.7%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.6%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bear, DE Residents

4.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,256 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Delaware County, PA  0.43% ($65,458 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.35% ($59,267)
from Kent County, DE  0.32% ($46,206)


4.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($990 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.39% ($48,838 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.31% ($122,722)
to Delaware County, PA  0.29% ($74,188)
Businesses in Bear, DE
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
AT&T1Kmart1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Blockbuster1Lowe's1
Buffalo Wild Wings1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike3
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Safeway1
Dressbarn1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway1
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile2
FedEx2Taco Bell1
GNC2U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS3
Giant1Value City Furniture1
Goodwill2Walgreens2
H&R Block2Wendy's1
IHOP1

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)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bear fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 476ft / 145mTotal length
  • $2,450,000Total costs
  • 916,741Total average daily traffic
  • 72,379Total average daily truck traffic
  • 745,379Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bear, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 241990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bear, DE

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 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: 452.012 MHz, 457.012 MHz, 452.037 MHz, 452.087 MHz, 452.162 MHz, 452.287 MHz, Grant Date: 09/24/2014, Expiration Date: 12/15/2024, Certifier: Signature On File, Registrant: Magnum Electronics, Inc, 927 Horsepond Rd, Dover, DE 19901, Phone: (302) 734-9250, Fax: (302) 734-1056, Email:
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2015, Certifier: Joe Checchi, Registrant: Metropolitan Communications, Inc., 309 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341, Phone: (610) 363-5858, Fax: (610) 524-9970, 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:
  • Lat: 39.602111 Lon: -75.660833, Call Sign: WQWP297,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.487 MHz, 456.612 MHz, 456.637 MHz, 462.487 MHz, 467.187 MHz, Grant Date: 10/16/2015, Expiration Date: 10/16/2025, Certifier: Elizabeth Neumane, Registrant: Bearcom Operating LLC, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Email:
  • DELPRO DED, Delpro Ded Near Rr Mp Fk 005.43 (Lat: 39.609111 Lon: -75.706333), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 3.6 m, Call Sign: WQXL986,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.800 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2016, Expiration Date: 04/12/2026, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1233, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

40 (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 in Bear, DE
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bear, DE - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 157. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 233 took place in 2005, and the least - 67 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bear, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (61.2%), and Outside Fires (26.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bear, DE
    • 1,63761.2%Structure Fires
    • 69726.1%Outside Fires
    • 2599.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 813.0%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bear, DE
  • 48.3%Utility gas
  • 25.6%Electricity
  • 14.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bear, DE
  • 57.4%Utility gas
  • 37.7%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bear compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Bear on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sierra Leone (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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