Bessemer, Alabama

Current Temperature ° Population 27,361

Homefacts City Report

Schools

School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 18.6%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 12.7%

Crime Rate

75.34% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 764
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 436
  • Burglary: 2
  • Property Crime: 9
  • Larceny Theft: 6

Registered Offenders

59.57% Higher than national avg.
  • 108 offenders in Bessemer
  • 39.47 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $79,450
  • Median Sales Price: $100,090
  • Foreclosures: 163
  • Homes For Sale: 337
  • Homes For Rent: 2

Environmental Hazards

162 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 23
  • Superfunds: 12
  • Tanks & Spills: 127

Unemployment

High 6.5%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 5.2%
  • National unemployment average: 4.3%

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15 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 15 K-12 public schools in Bessemer, AL and 8 private schools. Homefacts rates Bessemer's schools as Below Average, with an overall C- rating.

1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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Crime view details

108 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Bessemer, AL

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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$79,450 compared to June 2016
Median Sales Price
$100,090 compared to June 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    17.4%
  • Rented
    35.5%
  • Owned
    47.1%

337 Homes For Sale View All

$189,000
4586 Clubview Dr
Bessemer, AL 35022
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$255,000
4563 S Shades Crest Rd
Bessemer, AL 35022
4 Beds | 3 Baths
$134,900
3459 Jeanne Ln
Bessemer, AL 35023
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$149,900
115 Pierson Cir
Bessemer, AL 35023
3 Beds | 2 Baths

163 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
No Data
$47,000
Harlem
Bessemer, AL 35023
4 Beds | 2 Baths
$159,600
Harpers Dairy
Bessemer, AL 35022
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$34,200
Mississippi Ave
Bessemer, AL 35023
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$55,000
Gay
Bessemer, AL 35023
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

1 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Bessemer, AL issued 1 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Bessemer, AL issued 2 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

2 Rental Properties View All

$1,350
5756 Riverbirch Dr
Bessemer, AL 35022
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$999
2813 Southwood View
Bessemer, AL 35022
2 Beds | 2 Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Bessemer, AL
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $684
  • 1 Bedroom: $764
  • 2 Bedrooms: $883
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,156
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,316

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Environmental Hazards

162 Environmental Hazards

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  • Superfunds
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (501/512)
    Bessemer, AL has 97.85% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Bessemer, AL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.39 Average
    Bessemer, AL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 45.33°
  • February 47.98°
  • March 57.28°
  • April 64.4°
  • May 71.73°
  • June 79.81°
  • July 80.85°
  • August 80.46°
  • September 74.8°
  • October 63.18°
  • November 53.33°
  • December 46.93°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Bessemer, AL

Earthquakes
Bessemer, AL has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Bessemer, AL has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Bessemer, AL has a very high risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Bessemer, AL has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Bessemer, AL: $29,615

Unemployment

Unemployment in Bessemer is 6.5%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 5.2% and 4.3% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 50.24%
White Collar - 49.76%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Gary Palmer
  • Terri A. Sewell

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

25 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

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