Living in Bessemer, AL

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Bessemer, Alabama Info Snack

Population
26,680
Unemployment
14.9%
Poverty
25.8%
Median Home
$86,500
Median Income
$32,301
Median Rent
$743

Bessemer SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
8

Bessemer, AL Cost Of Living

80
Bessemer's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Bessemer Alabama National Average
Overall 80 89 100
Services 88 98 100
Groceries 88 96 100
Health 88 91 100
Housing 55 72 100
Transportation 92 91 100
Utilities 103 103 100

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Rankings for Bessemer in Alabama

Map Of Bessemer, AL

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Population over time in Bessemer

Year Population % Change
2019 26,680 -0.3%
2018 26,759 0.2%
2017 26,697 -0.6%
2016 26,856 -0.7%
2015 27,043 -0.6%
2014 27,202 -0.5%
2013 27,336 -0.7%
2012 27,516 -0.6%
2011 27,672 -0.5%
2010 27,824 -

Race / Ethnicity in Bessemer

White
20.5% (5,467)
African American
72.4% (19,306)
American Indian
0.0% (10)
Asian
0.1% (37)
Hawaiian
0.0% (10)
Other
1.0% (270)
Two Or More
1.6% (427)
Hispanic
4.3% (1,153)
Race Bessemer AL USA
White 20.5% 65.5% 60.7%
African American 72.4% 26.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.5% 0.7%
Asian 0.1% 1.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 1.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.6% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.3% 4.3% 18.0%

Gender in Bessemer

Female
52.9% (14,118)
Male
47.1% (12,562)
Gender Bessemer AL USA
Female 52.9% 51.6% 50.8%
Male 47.1% 48.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bessemer for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (1,867)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (2,934)
High School / GED
38.0% (10,138)
Some College
21.0% (5,602)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (2,401)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (2,934)
Master's Degree
3.0% (800)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Bessemer AL USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 38.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Bessemer, Alabama

Less than $10,000
12.4% (331,592)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.3% (274,632)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.4% (410,930)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.4% (384,484)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.5% (386,519)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.7% (391,096)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.3% (220,977)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.7% (178,002)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.4% (63,826)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (25,937)
Income Bessemer AL USA
Less than $10,000 12.4% 8.4% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.3% 5.9% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.4% 11.5% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.4% 10.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.5% 13.2% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.7% 17.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.3% 11.7% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.7% 12.5% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.4% 4.7% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 4.1% 7.7%

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