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Bear Creek is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The latitude of Bear Creek is 41.124N. The longitude is -75.751W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,401 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,580.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bear Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18424 ZIP code.
13% of Bear Creek residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bear Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bear Creek was $19,427, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Bear Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bear Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $991.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bear Creek political report.
The average commute time for Bear Creek workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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