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Bessemer Residents

Bessemer Residents Overview

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
26,680
Unemployment Rate
8.3%
Poverty Rate
25.5%
Non-Citizens
2.9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 10 responses
  • Getting by
    100%

Bessemer Demographics

Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  12%
Racial Diversity
  • African American
    72%
  • White
    20%
  • Hispanic
    4%
  • Two or more races
    2%
  • Other race
    1%
  • Asian
    0%
  • American Indian or Alaska native
    0%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    0%
Gender
  • Female
    53%
  • Male
    47%
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%

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Income

Median Household Income
$32,301
National
$62,843
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    38%
  • $25-$44k
    25%
  • $45-$74k
    19%
  • $75-$149k
    15%
  • $150k+
    3%
Median Individual Income
$17,632
National
$31,133
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    41%
  • $15-$34k
    34%
  • $35-$64k
    17%
  • $65k+
    8%

Community

Poll
42%
of residents say there is a good sense of community. 12 responses
Poll
38%
of people say LGBT residents are somewhat accepted. 13 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 6 responses
  • Keep your doors locked
    67%
  • follow our community web site
    17%
  • Not friendly to outsiders
    17%

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