Bessemer Jefferson County, Alabama

Bessemer: City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States

About

Bessemer is a city located in the county of Jefferson in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its population at the 2010 census was 27,456. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 26,043 inhabitants.

The city was created 135 years ago in 1886.

Bessemer Quick Facts

Population : 26,043 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
County : Jefferson County
Postal code : 35020–35023
Phone Area Codes : 205
Water as percent of area : 0.42%
Land as percent of area : 99.58%
Altitude : 509 feet / 155 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1887 (135 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 17:56:16 (27th May 2022)
Population growth : -5.43% (2010-2020)
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Location of Bessemer on Alabama map.
Jefferson County Alabama Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Bessemer Highlighted locator map image
Jefferson County Alabama Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Bessemer Highlighted
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Geography

Bessemer is located at 33°24'6"N 86°57'16"W (33.4017800, -86.9544400).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Bessemer decreased by 5.43% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 27,456 - census
2011 27,575 0.43% estimation process
2012 27,425 -0.55% estimation process
2013 27,267 -0.58% estimation process
2014 27,131 -0.5% estimation process
2015 26,943 -0.7% estimation process
2016 26,733 -0.79% estimation process
2017 26,641 -0.35% estimation process
2018 26,583 -0.22% estimation process
2019 26,472 -0.42% estimation process
2020 26,043 -1.65% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 26,472
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 27,667
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -4.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 26,019
April 1, 2010 Population : 27,456
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.3%
People over 65 (%) : 18.7%
Female persons, % : 52.9%
White only, percent : 21.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 72.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.2%
Asians alone % : 0.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.7%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 4.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 20.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,857
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.1%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 51.7%

Bessemer zip code is 35020. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 01073

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 51.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $86,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,127
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $395
2015-2019 median gross rent : $743
2015-2019 Households : 10,492
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.46
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.1%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 80.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 69.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 83.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 18.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 18.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.0%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 86,833
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 225,477
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 466,628
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 731,966
2012 total retail sales per capita : $26,823
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $32,301
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $19,420
Percentage of people living in poverty : 25.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,461
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,320
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 837
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,278
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,000
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 218
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,998
2010 population per square mile : 689.0
2010 land area in square miles : 39.85
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 51.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $86,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,127
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $395
2015-2019 median gross rent : $743
2015-2019 Households : 10,492
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.46
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.1%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 80.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 69.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 83.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 14.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 18.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 18.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 54.0%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 86,833
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 225,477
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 466,628
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 731,966
2012 total retail sales per capita : $26,823
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $32,301
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $19,420
Percentage of people living in poverty : 25.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,461
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,320
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 837
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,278
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,000
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 218
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,998
2010 population per square mile : 689.0
2010 land area in square miles : 39.85

People born in Bessemer (47)

People born in Bessemer, including rapper Gucci Mane, African blues guitarist, harmonica player, and singer Louisiana Red, United States Navy Officer and Medal of Honor recipient David McCampbell, .

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Schools in Bessemer

College & universities near Bessemer, AL

Code Name City ZIP
491695 Brown Beauty Barber School Bessemer (AL) 35020-5016

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bessemer, AL

Code Name Address Type
BHM Birmingham 1819 Morris Ave. RAIL
BRR Brent, AL 10393 Alabama Highway 5 BUS
TCL Tuscaloosa 2105 Greensboro Ave RAIL
MAA Marion, AL 26400 Alabama Highway 14 BUS
ATN Anniston 126 West 4th St RAIL

Post offices near Bessemer

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bessemer Post Office Bessemer (AL) 35020

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Jefferson County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Jefferson County , AL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Birmingham 206,950 City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Hoover 85,959 City in Alabama
Vestavia Hills 34,317 City in Jefferson and Shelby counties, Alabama, United States
City of Bessemer 27,053 Suburb city of Birmingham, located in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
City of Homewood 25,708 City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Homewood 25,174 City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Trussville 23,048 City in Jefferson and St.
Mountain Brook 20,413 City in southeastern Jefferson County, Alabama
Center Point 16,864 City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Hueytown 15,202 City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Gardendale 14,113 City in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Irondale 13,226 Town in Alabama, United States
Leeds 12,026 City in Jefferson, St.
Pleasant Grove 10,260 City in western Jefferson County, Alabama
Forestdale 10,162 Unincorporated community in Alabama
Clay 10,042 City in Alabama, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Bessemer distances to largest Alabama cities