Bessemer, AL
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-09
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Bessemer, Alabama Info Snack

Population
26,063
Unemployment
13.8%
Poverty
25.9%
Median Home
$100,100
Median Income
$30,284
Median Rent
$764

Bessemer SnackAbility

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

Bessemer, AL Cost Of Living

84
Bessemer's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Bessemer Alabama National Average
Overall 84 90 100
Services 101 98 100
Groceries 92 98 100
Health 91 92 100
Housing 55 73 100
Transportation 96 91 100
Utilities 100 103 100

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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
2020 26,063 -2.6%
2019 26,759 0.2%
2018 26,697 -0.6%
2017 26,856 -0.7%
2016 27,043 -0.6%
2015 27,202 -0.5%
2014 27,336 -0.7%
2013 27,516 -0.6%
2012 27,672 -0.5%
2011 27,824 -

Race / Ethnicity in Bessemer

White
21.0% (5,468)
African American
72.7% (18,946)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.2% (43)
Hawaiian
0.0% (7)
Other
0.4% (112)
Two Or More
1.4% (363)
Hispanic
4.3% (1,124)
Race Bessemer AL USA
White 21.0% 65.2% 60.1%
African American 72.7% 26.4% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.6%
Asian 0.2% 1.4% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.9% 2.8%
Hispanic 4.3% 4.4% 18.2%

Gender in Bessemer

Female
54.1% (14,088)
Male
45.9% (11,975)
Gender Bessemer AL USA
Female 54.1% 51.7% 50.8%
Male 45.9% 48.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bessemer for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,303)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (2,606)
High School / GED
40.0% (10,425)
Some College
23.0% (5,994)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (2,085)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (2,866)
Master's Degree
3.0% (781)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Bessemer AL USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 40.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 9.0%
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
13.4% (349,654)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.6% (222,913)
$15,000 to $24,999
18.7% (486,741)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.2% (369,170)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.2% (345,186)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.8% (308,034)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.8% (228,321)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.4% (217,975)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.0% (53,376)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (24,924)
Income Bessemer AL USA
Less than $10,000 13.4% 8.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.6% 5.6% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 18.7% 10.9% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.2% 10.5% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.2% 13.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.8% 17.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.8% 11.8% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.4% 13.1% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.0% 4.9% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 4.4% 8.3%

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