Bessemer, AL
Demographic Data




Greatest Income Increase
Greatest Income Decrease

Greatest Bessemer Income Growth By Neighborhood (last 5 years)






Bessemer Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2016 (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
26,511

Age

PEOPLE OF Alabama DETAILS
Under 5 Years 6.58
5 To 17 17.16
18 To 24 7.83
25 To 34 13.23
35 To 54 24.28
55 To 64 13.41
65 Years And Over 17.51

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS
ATTENDING COLLEGE 2.7
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 82.7
COLLEGE GRADUATES 13.4

Income

 

Per capita Income

Per capita Income
Bessemer 17928 16026.955244895906 #EE2025
USA 29829 26666 #C1F000

Median household income

Median household income
Bessemer 30682 14789.1654676259 #EE2025
USA 55322 26666 #C1F000

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
30.7%

Employment Industries in Bessemer

 
INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN
Healthcare 16.5
Retail 15.0
Manufacturing 14.7
Accommodation 11.0
Construction 6.7
Other 5.6
Administration 4.7
Education 3.9
Finance 3.7
Transportation 3.4
Public Service 3.4
Professional, scientific, and technical services 2.6
Utilities 2.3


Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
% of Residents
White 23.2
Black Or African American 70.8
American Indian And Alaska Native 0.2
Asian 0.1
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders 0.0
Other Race / Two or More Races 1.8
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race) 4.1

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Ancestry Details
Irish 5.2
African 3.5
German 2.1
English 2.1
Italian 1.0
Scots-Irish 0.9
French 0.7
European 0.6
Nigerian 0.4
Dutch 0.3
Scottish 0.2
Polish 0.2
Hungarian 0.2
Swiss 0.1
Welsh 0.1
British 0.1
Pennsylvania German 0.1
Kenyan 0.1
Lebanese 0.0
Russian 0.0

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

Languages Details
English 94.9
Spanish 4.2
French 0.5
Polish 0.2
German/Yiddish 0.1
African languages 0.1
Chinese 0.1
Langs. of India 0.1
Native American languages 0.0
Arabic 0.0
Hungarian 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

Foreign Born Bessemer Residents:
3.2%