Bessemer, AL Demographic Data

Bessemer, AL Summary

Bessemer is located in Jefferson County in Alabama
  • Population: 27,361
  • Area: 40.02 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 39.85 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 0.17 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 683.71 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 511.81 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Bessemer, AL Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
14,457
54%
50.8
Male
12,586
47%
49.2
Total Population
27,043
 
321,419,000

Bessemer, AL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
1,779
6.6% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
1,764
6.5% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
1,895
7.0% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
1,912
7.1% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
1,477
5.5% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
3,668
13.6% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
3,276
12.1% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
3,414
12.6% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
2,017
7.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
1,428
5.3% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
2,195
8.1% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
1,357
5.0% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
861
3.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
20,341
75.2%
77.1
Female
11,193
55.0%
51.4
Male
9,148
45.0%
48.6
21 Years and over
19,379
71.7%
72.9
62 Years and over
5,206
19.3%
18.3
65 Years and over
4,413
16.3%
14.9
Female
2,797
63.4%
55.9
Male
1,616
36.6%
44.1
Median Age (years)
39
NR
NR

Bessemer, AL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
26,732
98.8% 
96.9
White
6,668
24.7% 
73.1
Black or African American
18,962
70.1% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
37
0.1% 
0.8
Asian
13
0.0% 
5.4
Asian Indian
13
0.0% 
1.2
Chinese
0
0.0% 
1.3
Filipino
0
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
0
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
0
0.0% 
0.5
Vietnamese
0
0.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
0
0.0% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
0
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
0
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
1,052
3.9% 
4.8
Two or More Races
311
1.2% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,053
3.9% 
17.6
Mexican
885
3.3% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
85
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
2
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
81
0.3% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
25,990
96.1% 
82.4

Bessemer, AL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
776
4.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
2,600
14.3% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
6,485
35.6% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
4,595
25.2% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
1,461
8.0% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
1,685
9.3% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
614
3.4% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
3,376
18.6%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
14,840
81.5%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2,299
12.7%
30.6

Bessemer, AL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
8,617
39.9%
33.5%
Now Married
6,636
30.7%
47.5
Divorced
3,262
15.1%
11.0%
Separated
884
4.1%
2.1
Widowed
2,206
10.2
5.8%

Bessemer, AL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
24,102
95.4%
78.5%
Languages other than english
1,162
4.6%
21.5%
Spanish
985
3.9%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
121
0.5%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
17
0.1%
3.5%
Other Languages
39
0.2%
1.0%

Bessemer, AL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
1,657
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
958
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
1,892
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
1,352
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
1,420
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
1,528
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
692
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
622
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
126
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
77
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
29,615
 
55,775
Per capita income
16,780
 
29,979

Bessemer, AL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
81
0.9%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,234
13.7%
9.8
Construction
566
6.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
1,820
20.3%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
388
4.3%
6.5
Information
74
0.8%
2.1
Manufacturing
1,287
14.3%
10.3
Other services except public administration
484
5.4%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
689
7.7%
11.3
Public administration
265
2.9%
4.6
Retail trade
1,298
14.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
615
6.8%
5.1
Wholesale trade
185
2.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
970
10.8%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
2,012
22.4%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
1,730
19.3%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
2,459
27.4%
23.6%
Service occupations
1,815
20.2%
18.0%

Bessemer, AL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
8,785
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
6,985
79.5%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,280
14.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
68
0.8%
5.2
Walked
165
1.9%
2.8
Other means
107
1.2%
1.8
Worked at home
180
2.0%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
23.0
 
26.0

Bessemer, AL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
1,403
13.6%
8.9
1 vehicles
4,155
40.2%
33.5
2 vehicles
2,846
27.6%
37.2
3 or more
1,920
18.6%
20.3

Bessemer, AL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
10,324
82.6%
87.7
Owner Occupied
5,885
57.0%
63.0
Renter Occupied
4,439
43.0%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
2,168
17.4%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0

Bessemer, AL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
12,492
1 room
89
0.7%
2.3
2 rooms
101
0.8%
2.5
3 rooms
885
7.1%
9.0
4 rooms
1,890
15.1%
16.6
5 rooms
2,677
21.4%
20.0
6 rooms
3,117
25.0%
17.9
7 rooms
1,885
15.1%
12.1
8 rooms
902
7.2%
8.5
9 rooms or more
946
7.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Bessemer, AL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
12,492
 
 
1-unit, detached
9,451
75.7%
61.4
1-unit, attached
189
1.5%
5.8
2-units
698
5.6%
3.7
3 or 4 units
503
4.0%
4.5
5 to 9 units
682
5.5%
4.8
10 to 19 units
369
3.0%
4.6
20 or more units
359
2.9%
8.8
Mobile home
210
1.7%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
31
0.2%
0.1

Bessemer, AL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,581
12.7%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
1,558
12.5%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
2,219
17.8%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
2,247
18.0%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
2,511
20.1%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
762
6.1%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
443
3.5%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
1,105
8.8%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
66
0.5%
2.5%
2014 or later
0
0.0%
0.5%

Bessemer, AL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
6,373
61.7%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
172
1.7%
4.7
Electricity
3,687
35.7%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
30
0.3%
5.1
Coal or coke
4
0.0%
0.1
Wood
11
0.1%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
21
0.2%
0.5
No fuel used
26
0.3%
1.2

Bessemer, AL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
3,328
 
47140700.0
$2,500 to $2,999
17
0.5%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
17
0.5%
9.9%
Less than $500
123
3.7%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
124
3.7%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
494
14.8%
20.3%
$500 to $999
1,239
37.2%
20.5%
$1,000 to 1,499
1,314
39.5%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
1,132
34.6%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
483
14.8%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
337
10.3%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
202
6.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
1,120
34.2%
22.3%
Not Computed
54
NR
NR

Bessemer, AL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
4,007 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
17
0.4%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
29
0.7%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
114
2.8%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
676
16.9%
27.9%
Less than $500
1,111
27.7%
11.0%
$500 to $999
2,060
51.4%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
432
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
713
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
204
5.4%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
353
9.4%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
488
13.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
288
7.6%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
432
11.5%
9.2%
35.0% or more
2,000
53.1%
41.4%
Not Computed
674
NR
NR

Bessemer, AL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
5,885
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
1,186
20.2%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
2,148
36.5%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
1,280
21.8%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
674
11.5%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
409
6.9%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
121
2.1%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
41
0.7%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
26
0.4%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
88,100
 
194,500
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