Bessemer City, NC
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Bessemer City is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 5,548 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bessemer City is the 144th largest community in North Carolina.

When you are in Bessemer City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.42% of Bessemer City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Bessemer City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bessemer City who work in office and administrative support (11.71%), sales jobs (11.11%), and personal care services (7.72%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bessemer City is worth considering.

The population of Bessemer City has a very low overall level of education: only 6.38% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Bessemer City in 2010 was $16,133, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,532 for a family of four.

Bessemer City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bessemer City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bessemer City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bessemer City include Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Bessemer City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.