C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$699
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Bessemer City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181
    0
  • Murder
    18
    0
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    109
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    507
    1
  • Theft
    1,395
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,540
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Bessemer City Reviews

8 reviews
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There are many places to enjoy great food. Convenient stores and grocery stores are in great distance of most homes. Downtown has many family friendly areas and perform often city events that get the whole town involved. I would like to see a change in the quality of some buildings and schools, though the city has gone through recent improvements to beautify the city.
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I love being both near the city, and in the rural area. This is where my family and friends are and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
I feel very safe where I live, but I do see some crime around some parts of town.