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Population
27,043
Median Age
39
Poverty Rate
32.9%
Median Household Income
$29,615
Number of Employees
8,986
-3.88% decline
Median Property Value
$88,100
-2.65% decline

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Economy

Occupation, wage, and industry data, over time, for Bessemer, AL collected from the American Community Survey.

Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bessemer, AL.

Diversity

The demographics of Bessemer, AL residents recorded by the American Community Survey.

Education

Data about majors, degrees, and enrollment at higher education institutions in Bessemer, AL.

Housing & Living

Information about property value, property taxes, property ownership, and household income in Bessemer, AL.

Economy

Occupation, wage, and industry data, over time, for Bessemer, AL collected from the American Community Survey. In 2015, the median household income for Bessemer, AL was $29,615, but the average male’s salary was $17,617 more than the average female’s salary. Black or African American is the most likely racial or ethnic group to be impoverished in Bessemer, AL. The mostly highly paid racial or ethnic group, White people made 1.24 times what Black or African American workers, the second most highly paid group, made. On average, wages are disturbed more evenly in Bessemer, AL than they are nationally.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bessemer, AL. In Jefferson County, AL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,495. Macon County, AL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alabama.

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Diversity

The demographics of Bessemer, AL residents recorded by the American Community Survey. 97.7% of Bessemer, AL residents were US citizens in 2015, a number that is higher than the national average of 93%. The median age of native-born residents of Bessemer, AL is 39.4, and the most common country of origin for those not born in the US was the Mexico. Bessemer, AL has 18,930 Black residents and 6,528 White residents. 4.6% of Bessemer, AL residents are native speakers of a non-English language.

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Education

Data about majors, degrees, and enrollment at higher education institutions in Bessemer, AL. The most common major for those earning a Associate's Degree in Bessemer, AL was System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management. With 138 graduates, ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer graduated the largest number of students in Bessemer, AL. In 2015, 28 less women than men graduated from institutions in Bessemer, AL.

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Housing & Living

Information about property value, property taxes, property ownership, and household income in Bessemer, AL. The median value of a property in Bessemer, AL was $88,100 in 2015, and the average property tax was < $800. In Bessemer, AL, 57% of housing units are owner-occupied, lower than the national average of 63.9%. The most common method of travel in Bessemer, AL is Drove Alone, with an average commute time of 22.6 minutes.

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