Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Bear is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 20,401. Bear is in New Castle County. Living in Bear offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bear there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bear and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,363
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Bear
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Bear Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Bear

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,093
National
$55,322
Places like Bear
More

Bear Reviews

51 reviews
All Categories
It has been almost 2 years since I have recently moved to Bear, Delaware from Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. So far, I enjoy my time here. There are many stores nearby because it is centralized within a downtown area. In Bear, it is a very diverse area to visit. I live in a townhomw and around the community, we have nightshift watchers to make sure there is safety. The public elementary school nearby has a very big environment for the children for recess and the police are out making sure there are no dangerous people out driving. It is a safe environment to live with convenient nearby has stations and stores at a 5 to 10 mile radius.
Start Your Review of Bear
Rate It!
Bear Deleware is a busy suburb of deleware. It is in the perfect location as you can easily drive to beaches, colleges, bordering states, and shopping. It is safe for the most part and his some diversity. It is a very condensed area with a lot of roads and neighborhoods. I would like to see some improvement in safety measures at night and the roads.
Typical suburban neighborhood. Many schools, youth sports leagues, strip malls and cookie/cutter houses—all of this is “home” to me.