Bear, DE Overview

Distinguished as one of the fastest growing areas in the state, Bear claims a booming population that is rapidly approaching the 2,000 mark and shows no signs of slowing.  This unincorporated region lies south of Wilmington and reaches toward the communities of Newark, Middletown, and Delaware City.  Newcomers will find an abundance of lovely new homes in a variety of architectural styles and price ranges, as well as handsome townhouse communities.  While the retail mecca of Christiana Mall is just minutes from home, local amenities are following the residential boom in the form of retail centers, a post office, library, and schools.  Numerous activities for children add to the allure for growing families.  Delaware 1 offers a convenient trip to the beautiful beach resorts of Rehoboth, Dewey, and Bethany.  Other nearby attractions include Ashland Nature Center, Bellevue State Park, Brandywine Creek State Park, Brandywine Zoo.


Population Growth (since 2000) 12%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 3,604.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.804
Households w/ Children 34%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 17%
5+ Years in Residency 37%
Median Year in Residency 3.9

Housing Inventory

Bear, DE Housing Inventory 496 2,014 5,372 5,372 496 2,014 5,372

Market Overview

59 listings with an estimated median price of $345,000

Price Count
$100K - 200K 6
$200K - 300K 15
$300K - 400K 22
$400K - 500K 10
$500K - 600K 5
$600K - 700K 1
Property Type Count
Single Family 42
Townhouse 15
Rental 8
Lots and Land 2

(Data as of 7/5/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Bear, DE Population Demographics

Total: 20,583


Median Age: 35.63

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Bear, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Bear, DE Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Bear, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Bear, DE Highest Education Level Attained 4,658 1,044 733 888 1,907 889 3,228 4,658 1,044 733 888 1,907

Employment and Finance


Bear, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $61,800)

Bear, DE Income by dollar range 374 268 190 262 310 416 309 529 317 613 779 1,110 875 522 445 25 36 5

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Bear, DE Crime

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