Bessemer, Alabama

Population 27,361

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 very low , and there are 110 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Bessemer is very high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Bessemer property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Bessemer include McCalla, Hueytown and Lipscomb.

Bessemer Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 17.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 69.4%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 13.4%

Crime Rate

78.47% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 831
  • Violent Crimes: 2
  • Robbery: 444
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 9
  • Larceny Theft: 7

Registered Offenders

55.13% Higher than national avg.
  • 110 offenders in Bessemer
  • 40.20 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

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


Very High 19.0%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 13.3%
  • National unemployment average: 13.3%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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15 Public Schools view public schools

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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110 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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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$155,000 compared to May 2019
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

1 Building Permits View All

  • 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.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $728
  • 1 Bedroom: $809
  • 2 Bedrooms: $931
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,241
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,382

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Environmental Hazards

162 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (279/282)
    Bessemer, AL has 98.94% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Bessemer, AL is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.01 Average
    Bessemer, AL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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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

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

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Bessemer, AL: $30,682


Unemployment in Bessemer is 19.0%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 13.3% and 13.3% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 51.55%
White Collar - 48.45%


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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