Bessemer, AL has a population of 26,856 people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $30,682. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Bessemer, AL declined from 27,043 to 26,856, a 0.69% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,615 to $30,682, a 3.6% increase.
The population of Bessemer, AL is 70.8% Black, 23.2% White, and 4.07% Hispanic. 5.09% of the people in Bessemer, AL speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Bessemer, AL are ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer, with 138 graduates, N/A, with N/A graduates, and N/A, with N/A graduates.
The median property value in Bessemer, AL is $85,300, and the homeownership rate is 56.4%. Most people in Bessemer, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bessemer, AL is 2 cars per household.
Bessemer, AL is a census place located in Jefferson County, AL. It borders Birmingham, AL; Brighton, AL; Helena, AL; Hoover, AL; Hueytown, AL; and Lipscomb, AL& 1 more.