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.

Bessemer City is a blue-collar town, with 44.67% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Bessemer City is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bessemer City who work in office and administrative support (9.22%), sales jobs (7.99%), and personal care services (6.16%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bessemer City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bessemer City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The population of Bessemer City has a very low overall level of education: only 6.68% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Bessemer City in 2010 was $15,469, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,876 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 German.