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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$46,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$395
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,020
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Bessemer Reviews

2 reviews
There is no way to describe the level of beauty in this town. The sights are great, the people are kind, and it's just an overall fantastic atmosphere to live in.
Review Bessemer
Our area has not had many jobs since the mines shut down in the late 40s. But there is talk of a mine being reopened!