Bessemer is located in Jefferson County, AL. The population is 27,361, making Bessemer the 4th largest city in Jefferson County.
There are 15 public schools in Bessemer with an average Homefacts rating of C-. The total crime rate for Bessemer is , and there are 111 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Bessemer is very high and the median home sales price is $57,000.