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A+ Bear Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Bear Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Delaware
1088% more expensive than the US average
1099% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bear cost of living
F Bear Crime Total crime is 19% higher than Delaware
Total crime
3,44825% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3025% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Bear crime
D+ Bear Employment Household income is 9% higher than Delaware
Median household income
$66,25020% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,7517% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%19% higher than the US average
Bear employment
C- Bear Housing Home value is 23% lower than Delaware
Median home value
$180,0003% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,34241% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Bear real estate or Bear rentals
C- Bear Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Delaware
High school grad. rates
82%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
51%3% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:125% higher than the US average
Bear K-12 schools or Bear colleges

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Bear, DE: The City of Diversity!

I'm the type of person that absolutely thrives on freedom and diversity. That's why when I visit my friends living in the City of Bear, DE, I enjoy myself so much. You can truly find your niche here. Whether you like exploring the great outdoors, or shopping in a quaint little thrift Shoppe, there's something for everyone. If I ever decide to move this is the spot to be.

Some of the best areas around or in the city of Bear, DE are traveling along the Chesapeak Canal in a canoe, or going on a fishing trip at Lums Pond State Park. We had a lovely family reunion there a few years ago. It's a clean, safe, and family-oriented park. We also went hiking on one their many trails.

Bear, DE has such a family-friendly atmosphere, there's so much to do with the kids. We have the Christiana Mall for our teens, the Hullabaloo Amusement Park for the younger ones, and the Delaware Rock Gym for the more adventurous. My favorite place to shop is the New Castle Farmer's Market. The Amish sell so many delicious, cakes, pies, fresh meats and cheeses. It's hard to make my mind up and sometimes I treat myself to a bit of everything.

Whenever we run out of ideas on things to do, we head over to the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza on 530 JFK Memorial Hwy, just minutes from Bear, DE in Newark. This is where we pick our Attraction Information guides for the Summer and Fall events.
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Source: The Bear, DE data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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