Bessemer, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 26,386 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.1%
 
Males: 12,300  (46.6%)
Females: 14,086  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35020, 35022, 35023, 35111, 35211, 35226, 35244.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,189 (it was $23,066 in 2000)
Bessemer:

$32,189
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,259 (it was $12,232 in 2000)

Bessemer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,314 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Bessemer:

$90,314
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $118,709; detached houses: $117,865; townhouses or other attached units: $119,174; mobile homes: $38,587

Median gross rent in 2017: $766.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bessemer: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.7%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Black residents, 37.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.6% for American Indian residents, 46.5% for other race residents, 59.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bessemer, AL (2017)
    • 18,86570.7%Black alone
    • 6,07822.8%White alone
    • 1,3094.9%Hispanic
    • 2611.0%Two or more races
    • 2090.8%Other race alone
    • 350.1%American Indian alone
    • 190.07%Asian alone
    • 110.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Bessemer detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 103 registered sex offenders living in Bessemer, Alabama as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bessemer is 261 to 1.


Crime rates in Bessemer by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(10.4)
5
(17.3)
10
(35.4)
5
(17.6)
10
(35.2)
5
(17.3)
10
(36.2)
4
(14.5)
3
(11.0)
7
(26.1)
3
(11.3)
10
(37.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
24
(83.0)
37
(128.0)
34
(120.5)
28
(98.3)
24
(84.6)
18
(62.3)
23
(83.4)
20
(72.5)
15
(55.1)
15
(55.9)
29
(109.1)
25
(94.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
234
(809.6)
200
(692.0)
195
(691.1)
193
(677.7)
209
(736.6)
83
(287.4)
126
(456.7)
164
(594.5)
161
(591.0)
117
(436.1)
127
(477.6)
117
(443.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
294
(1,017)
251
(868.5)
263
(932.1)
353
(1,240)
325
(1,145)
183
(633.6)
305
(1,106)
394
(1,428)
348
(1,278)
336
(1,252)
604
(2,271)
635
(2,409)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
903
(3,124)
875
(3,028)
903
(3,200)
1,046
(3,673)
1,170
(4,124)
273
(945.3)
981
(3,556)
873
(3,165)
725
(2,662)
567
(2,113)
573
(2,155)
495
(1,878)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,336
(8,082)
2,218
(7,675)
2,373
(8,410)
2,392
(8,399)
2,416
(8,515)
1,753
(6,070)
2,011
(7,289)
2,218
(8,041)
2,265
(8,315)
1,869
(6,967)
1,621
(6,096)
1,867
(7,083)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
292
(1,010)
307
(1,062)
258
(914.3)
278
(976.2)
227
(800.1)
163
(564.4)
282
(1,022)
238
(862.8)
209
(767.3)
205
(764.1)
209
(786.0)
219
(830.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
(58.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)1156.41122.21194.61236.11281.5651.51119.61163.21079.2966.01164.91247.9

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Crime rate in Bessemer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 159 (114 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.34
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (4.3%), African (4.1%), Irish (3.5%), English (1.5%), German (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1889

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 40.7 square miles.

Population density: 648 people per square mile   (low).

Bessemer, Alabama map

997 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.6% Africa).

This city:

3.7%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $748 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $565 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (8.8 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (12.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (556.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Lipscomb, AL (1.8 miles ),
Brighton, AL (1.8 miles ),
Hueytown, AL (2.0 miles ),
Midfield, AL (2.2 miles ),
Greenwood, AL (2.2 miles ),
Concord-Hopkins, AL (2.3 miles ),
Fairfield, AL (2.5 miles ),
Pleasant Grove, AL (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 33.39 N, Longitude: 86.96 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Marvel City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,025 (+30.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,361 (35.0%)

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in Bessemer, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bessemer, AL in 2017
Bessemer satellite photo by USGS

Bessemer tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 79 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2002: 51 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2003: 77 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2004: 95 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2006: 97 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2007: 63 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $310,800
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2016: 56 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2017: 41 buildings, average cost: $154,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Bessemer, AL residents
Average permit cost in Bessemer, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
Alabama:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bessemer, AL
Historical housing units in Bessemer, AL
Most common industries in Bessemer, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.1%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Bessemer, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)

Average climate in Bessemer, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bessemer, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.8. This is about average.

City:

82.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.238. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.238
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.96. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.96
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.24. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.24
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.57
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Tornado activity:

Bessemer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 139% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.0 miles away from the Bessemer city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 14.0 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bessemer-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 17.3 miles away from Bessemer center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 107.8 miles away from Bessemer center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from Bessemer center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 158.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 18, Tornadoes: 16, Floods: 14, Hurricanes: 6, Winds: 6, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bessemer topographic map

Hospitals in Bessemer:

  • MEDICAL WEST, AN AFFILIATE OF UAB HEALTH SYSTEM (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 995 9TH AVENUE SOUTHWEST)
  • UAB MEDICAL WEST HOSPICE (995 9TH AVENUE SW P O BOX 847)

Nursing Homes in Bessemer:

  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER - MEADOWOOD (820 GOLF COURSE ROAD)
  • OAK TRACE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (325 SELMA ROAD)
  • OAKS ON PARKWOOD SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (2625 LAUREL OAK DRIVE)
  • RUBY HILL NH INC (507 WHITMORE DRIVE)
  • TERRACE OAKS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (4201 BESSEMER HIGHWAY)
  • UAB MEDICAL WEST SKILLED NURSI (995 9TH AVENUE SOUTHWEST)

Dialysis Facilities in Bessemer:

  • BESSEMER DIALYSIS (901 WESTLAKE MALL)
  • BESSEMER KIDNEY CENTER (975 9TH AVE SW)
  • JEWEL DIALYSIS (514 W. TOWN PLAZA)

Home Health Centers in Bessemer:

  • MID-SOUTH HOME HEALTH (919 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Bessemer:

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Amtrak station near Bessemer:

  • 13 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Bessemer:

  • ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer (Full-time enrollment: 569; Location: 6270 Park South Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer:

  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 6 miles; Birmingham, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,695)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 10 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)
  • Samford University (about 11 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 12 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • University of Montevallo (about 21 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 24 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 36 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)

Public high schools in Bessemer:

  • JESS LANIER HIGH SCH (Students: 1,054, Location: 4950 PREMIERE PARKWAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • OAK GROVE HIGH SCH (Students: 896, Location: 9494 OAK GROVE PKWY, Grades: 6-12)
  • NEW HORIZON ALT SCH (Location: 1701 6TH AVE N, Grades: 7-12)
  • BESSEMER CTR FOR TECH (Location: 4940 PREMIERE PARKWAY, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Bessemer:

  • BESSEMER ACADEMY (Students: 327, Location: 1705 4TH AVE SW, Grades: PK-12)
  • FLINT HILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 307, Location: 1630 POWDER PLANT RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • ROCK CREEK ACADEMY (Students: 31, Location: 901 GLAZE DR, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bessemer:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bessemer:

  • ST ALOYSIUS SCHOOL (Students: 162, Location: 751A ACADEMY DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • DUNNAMS PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 150, Location: 811 GLENN RD, Grades: PK-1)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 55, Location: 1622 7TH AVE N, Grades: KG-4)
  • JESUS CHRISTIAN DAYCARE AND SCHOOL (Students: 48, Location: 1732 11TH AVE N, Grades: PK-2)
  • BEULAH BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: 1022 2ND AVE N, Grades: PK-2)
See full list of schools located in Bessemer

Library in Bessemer:

  • BESSEMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $693,374; Location: 400 19TH STREET N; 68,511 books; 5,020 audio materials; 3,469 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 79 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 107 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bessemer: Wellington Industrial Park (A), Bessemer Municipal Golf Course (B), Sparks Gap (C), Woodward Industrial Park (D), Bessemer Public Library (E), Bessemer City Hall (F), Bessemer City Jail (G), Bessemer Fire Department Station 1 (H), Bessemer Fire Department Station 5 (I), Bessemer Fire Department Headquarters and Training Facility (J), Bessemer Fire Department Station 4 (K), Bessemer Fire Department Station 3 (L), Bessemer Fire Department Station 2 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Lake Mall Shopping Center (1), Bessemer Plaza Shopping Center (2), West Town Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bessemer include: Star Light Baptist Church (A), First Presbyterian Church of Bessemer (B), First United Methodist Church of Bessemer (C), Pettys African Methodist Episcopal Zion Chapel (D), McCalla Baptist Church (E), Canaan Church (F), Friendship Baptist Church (G), First United Pentecostal Church (H), Little Souls Saving Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakdale Cemetery (1), Sadlers Cemetery (2), Cedar Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: B Mountain Lake (A), Blue Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Brook (A), Little Shades Creek (B), Little Blue Creek (C), Halls Creek (D), Fivemile Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bessemer include: Snitz Snider Memorial Stadium (1), Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge (2), Roosevelt Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bessemer Hall of History (Museums; 1905 Alabama Avenue) (1), Jefferson County Public Libraries - Hueytown (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1372 Hueytown Road) (2), Jefferson County Public Libraries - Bessemer (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 701 9th Avenue Southwest) (3), Skateland (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3296 Warrior River Road) (4), Holiday Bowl Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4321 Bessemer Super Highway) (5), Visionland Amusement Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5051 Prince Street) (6), Winner's World (Amusement & Theme Parks; 534 West Town Plaza) (7), Alabama Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1914 11th Avenue North) (8), Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1000 19th Street North) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Ace Motel (4539 Bessemer Super Highway) (1), Budget Motel of Bessemer (3010 9th Avenue North) (2), Holiday Inn Express (5001 Academy Lane) (3), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (5001 Academy Lane) (4), Best Western Hotel And Suites (5041 Academy Lane) (5), Hiway Host Motel (4301 Bessemer Super Highway) (6), Comfort Inn Bessemer (5051 Academy Lane) (7), Jameson Inn of Bessemer (5021 Academy Lane) (8), Days Inn (1121 9th Avenue Southwest) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Bessemer City - Municipal Court- Police Department- Traffic Citations (23 15th Street North) (1), Municipal Court Management (1816 3rd Avenue North) (2), Jefferson County - Family Court- Clerks Office (120 2nd Court North) (3), Bessemer City - Municipal Court (23 15th Street North) (4), Bessemer City - Police Department- Municipal Court (23 15th Street North) (5), Hueytown City - Court Department (1318 Hueytown Road) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jimmy Staggs - DJ, Bo Jackson - (born 1962), football and baseball star, Andre Williams - R&B and punk blues musician, David McCampbell - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, DeMeco Ryans - College football player, Glenn Shadix - Film actor, Johnnie Mae Matthews - Female singer, Kerry Rhodes - 2005 NFL player (New York Jets, born: Aug 2, 1982), Louisiana Red - African blues guitarist, Abdulalim A. Shabazz - Mathematician.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bessemer and their reported violations in the past:

BESSEMER WATER SERVICE (Population served: 80,124, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2012)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bessemer that have no violations reported:

  • GOVERNMENTAL UTILITY SERVICE CORPORATION (Address: 250 LINK ROAD , Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.1%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.1%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bessemer in 2010:

  • 472 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 328 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 47 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Bessemer in 2000:

  • 305 people in nursing homes
  • 210 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 79 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Bessemer (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Morgan Road Branch, Bessemer Rdt Branch, Bessemer Branch, West Lake Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Tannehill at 4901 Promenade Pkwy, branch established on 1977/06/06; Bessemer Branch at 601 North 19th Street, branch established on 1960/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Financial Bank: at 1630 4th Avenue North, branch established on 1965/05/17. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $208.9 mil, Deposits: $166.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Firstfed Bancorp, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Bessemer Branch at 200 18th Street North, branch established on 1993/02/10. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bessemer Branch at 1719 Fourth Avenue North, branch established on 1971/08/02. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • BankTrust: Bessemer Branch at 401 19th Street North, branch established on 2005/05/23. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,083.8 mil, Deposits: $1,812.7 mil, headquarters in Mobile, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 50 total offices, Holding Company: Banctrust Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer:

Marital status in Bessemer, AL
  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Bessemer:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bessemer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bessemer, AL (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant308,984710
Black Protestant106,653257
Mainline Protestant67,037150
Catholic55,08332
Other13,07345
Orthodox1,4244
None106,212-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
This county:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 12
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 65
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 380
Jefferson County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 357
This county:

5.42 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

12.4%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

31.1%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

12.0%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bessemer:

44.1%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Bessemer:

29.8
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bessemer:

19.5%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bessemer:

13.5%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bessemer:

36.0%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

52.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.6%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bessemer, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 130$321,711$29,6960$0
Police Protection - Officers 105$473,625$54,1290$0
Firefighters 70$358,659$61,4840$0
Water Supply 51$248,868$58,5570$0
Electric Power 40$201,675$60,5030$0
Fire - Other 30$256,315$102,5260$0
Police - Other 26$103,226$47,6430$0
Parks and Recreation 19$60,937$38,4870$0
Financial Administration 18$88,884$59,2560$0
Other Government Administration 15$78,530$62,8247$11,851
Correction 11$37,749$41,1810$0
Judicial and Legal 11$46,405$50,6240$0
Other and Unallocable 9$42,911$57,2150$0
Streets and Highways 7$19,849$34,0270$0
Local Libraries 6$23,150$46,30011$12,628
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$24,455$73,3650$0
Totals for Government 552$2,386,949$51,89018$24,479

Bessemer government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $9,081,000 ($344.16)
    Water Utilities: $2,500,000 ($94.75)
    Electric Utilities: $2,356,000 ($89.29)
    Regular Highways: $1,282,000 ($48.59)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $32,141,000 ($1218.11)
    Water Utilities: $14,463,000 ($548.13)
    Police Protection: $12,716,000 ($481.92)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,660,000 ($404.00)
    General - Other: $6,094,000 ($230.96)
    Regular Highways: $4,207,000 ($159.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,770,000 ($142.88)
    Central Staff Services: $2,808,000 ($106.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,087,000 ($79.09)
    Financial Administration: $1,799,000 ($68.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,425,000 ($54.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,063,000 ($40.29)
    Libraries: $924,000 ($35.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $591,000 ($22.40)
    Health - Other: $264,000 ($10.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $100,000 ($3.79)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $365,000 ($13.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,690,000 ($101.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Central Staff Services: $568,000 ($21.53)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $544,000 ($20.62)
    Other - Health - Other: $158,000 ($5.99)
    Other - Air Transportation: $60,000 ($2.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $288,000 ($10.91)
    Police Protection: $284,000 ($10.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,187,000 ($954.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,108,000 ($41.99)

Bessemer government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,249,000 ($47.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $207,000 ($7.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $81,000 ($3.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,215,000 ($46.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,113,000 ($42.18)
    General Revenue - Other: $928,000 ($35.17)
    Interest Earnings: $114,000 ($4.32)
    Rents: $29,000 ($1.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $33,674,000 ($1276.21)
    Water Utilities: $19,370,000 ($734.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,110,000 ($79.97)
    Other: $891,000 ($33.77)
    Highways: $359,000 ($13.61)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,783,000 ($1090.84)
    Property: $7,880,000 ($298.64)
    Individual Income: $6,557,000 ($248.50)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,062,000 ($153.95)
    Other License: $756,000 ($28.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $321,000 ($12.17)
    Public Utilities Sales: $268,000 ($10.16)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $147,000 ($5.57)
    Motor Vehicle License: $109,000 ($4.13)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $23,000 ($0.87)

Bessemer government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,475,000 ($3997.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,340,000 ($3878.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,135,000 ($118.81)

Bessemer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,285,000 ($427.69)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,938,000 ($1362.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,739,000 ($179.60)

5.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($109 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.01%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Shelby County, AL  1.04% ($59,781 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.27% ($47,158)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.25% ($45,895)


5.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.02%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shelby County, AL  1.15% ($65,544 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.39% ($50,962)
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.19% ($41,890)
Businesses in Bessemer, AL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1McDonald's3
AT&T2Motel 61
Advance Auto Parts2Nike2
Applebee's1Nissan1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Penske1
Best Western1Pizza Hut2
Burger King2Popeyes1
CVS3Publix Super Markets1
Chevrolet1Quiznos2
Chick-Fil-A1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken2Ruby Tuesday1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Cracker Barrel1Sleep Inn1
Domino's Pizza2Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks1
FedEx6Subway3
Ford1T-Mobile3
GNC1Taco Bell3
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block1The Room Place1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS9
KFC1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza1Waffle House2
Lowe's1Walgreens1
Marriott1Walmart1
Maurices1YMCA2

Strongest AM radio stations in Bessemer:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bessemer:

  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bessemer:

  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bessemer: David McCampbell.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bessemer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 162Number of bridges
  • 2,221ft / 677mTotal length
  • $305,707,000Total costs
  • 2,470,230Total average daily traffic
  • 448,808Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,268,353Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bessemer, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 181930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 151950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 571970-1979
  • 441980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bessemer, AL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bessemer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 258 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bessemer, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 216 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bessemer)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bessemer)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED140$163,12494$136,477461$168,13727$40,0761$155,98039$68,5652$33,715
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$113,8888$123,35046$144,7065$62,6060$01$31,0002$33,330
APPLICATIONS DENIED39$117,61631$97,617290$132,71552$30,5610$016$57,3936$39,582
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$159,32922$171,920205$149,4906$84,7680$015$70,7151$28,650
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$86,3332$164,51043$173,1644$44,8180$00$01$5,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Bessemer, AL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$199,39222$214,219
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$210,4287$185,153
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$287,7537$167,364
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$92,5500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$179,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bessemer, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bessemer, AL - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 306. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 479 took place in 2007, and the least - 59 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Bessemer, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.2%), and Structure Fires (34.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bessemer, AL
    • 1,89441.2%Outside Fires
    • 1,56534.1%Structure Fires
    • 1,02222.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1152.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bessemer, AL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bessemer, Alabama:

  • Motel 6, 1000 Shiloh Ln, Bessemer, Alabama 35020 , Phone: (205) 426-9646
  • Sleep Inn, 1259 Greenmor Dr, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 , Phone: (205) 424-0000, Fax: (205) 424-1971
  • Ramada Inn, 1121 9TH Ave SW, Bessemer, Alabama 35023 , Phone: (205) 424-9780, Fax: (205) 424-9780
  • Country Inn And Suites-Bessemer, 4985 Academy Ct, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 , Phone: (205) 481-0007, Fax: (205) 481-0070
  • Hampton Inn-Bessemer, 4910 Civic Ln, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 , Phone: (205) 425-2010, Fax: (205) 425-1630
  • Holiday Inn Express (saham Group LLC), 5001 Academy Ln, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 , Phone: (205) 424-2600, Fax: (205) 428-9972
  • Value Place, 5535 Academy Way, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 , Phone: (205) 428-4140
  • Best Western Hotel & Suites, 5041 Academy Ln, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 , Phone: (205) 481-1950, Fax: (205) 481-2597
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bessemer, Alabama
Most common first names in Bessemer, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James86271.0 years
Mary77877.4 years
John70673.4 years
William67373.4 years
Willie61872.6 years
Robert48770.5 years
Annie36078.2 years
George33573.1 years
Charles25568.1 years
Henry23272.6 years
Most common last names in Bessemer, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith50572.4 years
Williams44573.5 years
Jones44574.2 years
Johnson39373.0 years
Brown27373.1 years
Davis27173.4 years
Thomas22871.7 years
Jackson21972.6 years
Harris20473.8 years
Moore20075.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bessemer, AL
  • 69.7%Utility gas
  • 28.1%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bessemer, AL
  • 48.9%Electricity
  • 47.6%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Bessemer compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Bessemer on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #4 (35211) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
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