Bessemer, AL
Demographic Data




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Bessemer Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

Bessemer Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
26,730

Age

PEOPLE OF Alabama DETAILS
Under 5 Years 6.58
5 To 17 18.20
18 To 24 7.86
25 To 34 13.56
35 To 54 24.74
55 To 64 12.74
65 Years And Over 16.32

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS
ATTENDING COLLEGE 3.2
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 81.5
COLLEGE GRADUATES 12.6

Income

 

Per capita Income

Per capita Income
Bessemer 16780 15488.783966215513 #EE2025
USA 28889 26666 #C1F000

Median household income

Median household income
Bessemer 29615 14717.81109640867 #EE2025
USA 53657 26666 #C1F000

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
32.9%

Employment Industries in Bessemer

 
INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN
Healthcare 16.0
Retail 14.4
Manufacturing 14.3
Accommodation 12.4
Construction 6.3
Other 5.4
Administration 4.5
Education 4.3
Transportation 3.9
Finance 3.5
Professional, scientific, and technical services 3.2
Public Service 2.9
Utilities 2.9
Wholesale 2.1

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
% of Residents
White 24.1
Black Or African American 70.0
American Indian And Alaska Native 0.1
Asian 0.0
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders 0.0
Some Other Race Alone 1.8
Two Or More Races 0.0
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race) 3.9

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Ancestry Details
Irish 4.6
African 3.2
German 2.0
English 1.8
Italian 1.1
Scots-Irish 0.8
French 0.6
Scottish 0.5
Nigerian 0.4
Dutch 0.2
European 0.2
Polish 0.2
Hungarian 0.2
Welsh 0.2
Austrian 0.2
British 0.1
Pennsylvania German 0.1
Kenyan 0.0
Swiss 0.0
Norwegian 0.0

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

Languages Details
English 95.4
Spanish 3.9
French 0.4
African languages 0.1
Chinese 0.1
Arabic 0.1
Gujarathi 0.1
Hebrew 0.0
Hungarian 0.0
Native American languages 0.0
Navajo 0.0
Pacific Island languages 0.0
Tagalog 0.0
Other Asian languages 0.0
Vietnamese 0.0
Laotian 0.0
Thai 0.0
Miao/Hmong 0.0
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) 0.0
Korean 0.0

Foreign Born Bessemer Residents:
2.8%