In 2019, Bessemer, AL had a population of 26.7k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $32,301. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Bessemer, AL declined from 26,759 to 26,680, a −0.295% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,610 to $32,301, a 2.19% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bessemer, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (72.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (20.5%), Other (Hispanic) (2.77%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%), and White (Hispanic) (1.27%). 0% of the households in Bessemer, AL speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.1% of the residents in Bessemer, AL are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Bessemer, AL are Brown Beauty Barber School (11 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2019, the median property value in Bessemer, AL was $86,500, and the homeownership rate was 51.7%. Most people in Bessemer, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bessemer, AL was 2 cars per household.