Bessemer, Alabama

Current Temperature ° 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 118 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Bessemer is very high and the median home sales price is $105,540. 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

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

76.1% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 786
  • Violent Crimes: 2
  • Robbery: 478
  • Burglary: 2
  • Property Crime: 9
  • Larceny Theft: 6

Registered Offenders

63.52% Higher than national avg.
  • 118 offenders in Bessemer
  • 43.13 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

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

Unemployment

Very High 5.4%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

Property Values

Median Property Value $105,540

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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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118 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
$166,200 compared to February 2017
Median Sales Price
$105,540 compared to February 2017
HOMES STANDINGS
269 Homes for Sale 4 Rentals

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

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

269 Homes For Sale View All

$75,000
3012 Holbrook Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
4 Beds | 4 Baths
$38,000
105 Woodward Dr
Bessemer, AL 35023
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$17,500
7658 Bluff Ridge Rd
Bessemer, AL 35022
-- Beds | -- Baths
$64,500
118 Winchester Dr
Bessemer, AL 35022
3 Beds | 2 Baths

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.
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Building Permits By Year

4 Rental Properties View All

$650
2994 Phillips Rd
Bessemer, AL 35022
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$675
105 Woodward Dr
Bessemer, AL 35023
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$650
650 Parkell Ave
Bessemer, AL 35023
2 Beds | 1 Baths
$689
2726 19th St N
Bessemer, AL 35023
3 Beds | 2 Baths

Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Bessemer, AL
  • 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 (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 6.01 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.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

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

Unemployment

Unemployment in Bessemer is 5.4%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.3% and 4.1% 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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