In 2020, Bessemer, AL had a population of 26.1k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $30,284. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bessemer, AL declined from 26,680 to 26,063, a −2.31% decrease and its median household income declined from $32,301 to $30,284, a −6.24% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bessemer, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (72.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21%), Other (Hispanic) (2.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), and White (Hispanic) (1.16%).
None of the households in Bessemer, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.5% of the residents in Bessemer, AL are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Bessemer, AL are Brown Beauty Barber School (17 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Bessemer, AL was $100,100, and the homeownership rate was 52.9%.
Most people in Bessemer, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bessemer, AL was 2 cars per household.