Bessemer City, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 5,441 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.3%
 
Males: 2,822  (51.9%)
Females: 2,619  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28016.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,939 (it was $33,826 in 2000)
Bessemer City:

$33,939
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,894 (it was $15,971 in 2000)

Bessemer City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,765 (it was $72,400 in 2000)
Bessemer City:

$93,765
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $107,518; Detached houses: $102,462; Townhouses or other attached units: $291,332; In 2-unit structures: $757,858; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,372; Mobile homes: $61,532

Median gross rent in 2012: $702.

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Bessemer City races chart
  • White alone - 4,445 (83.1%)
  • Black alone - 682 (12.8%)
  • Two or more races - 111 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 59 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 36 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bessemer City: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (17.2%), German (16.4%), Irish (11.7%), English (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 904 feet

Land area: 4.25 square miles.

Population density: 1,281 people per square mile   (low).

Bessemer City,NC real estate house value index trend

Bessemer City, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Bessemer City:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer City city:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

63 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 40 registered sex offenders living in Bessemer City, North Carolina as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bessemer City to the number of sex offenders is 135 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,146 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,000 (1.1%)

Bessemer City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (6.1 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (26.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (468.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Kings Mountain, NC (2.1 miles ), Gastonia, NC (2.5 miles ), South Gastonia, NC (2.5 miles ), Dallas, NC (2.5 miles ), Ranlo, NC (2.9 miles ), Cherryville, NC (2.9 miles ), High Shoals, NC (3.0 miles ), Waco, NC (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.28 N, Longitude: 81.28 W

Area code: 704

Bessemer City household income distribution Bessemer City home values distribution

Property values in Bessemer City, NC

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +184 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Bessemer City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bessemer City, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bessemer City, North Carolina average temperatures Bessemer City, North Carolina average precipitation Bessemer City, North Carolina humidity Bessemer City, North Carolina wind speed Bessemer City, North Carolina snowfall Bessemer City, North Carolina sunshine Bessemer City, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Bessemer City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 4% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Bessemer City city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 30.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bessemer City-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 250.1 miles away from Bessemer City center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 154.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 177.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 135.2 miles away from Bessemer City 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 252.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gaston County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bessemer City topographic map

Birthplace of: Phil Crosby (American football) - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Bessemer City:

  • BMA KINGS MOUNTAIN (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • WHITE OAK MANOR - KINGS MOUNTAIN (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • KINGS MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-GASTONIA (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC INC KINGS MOUNTAIN (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • SPRINGDALE LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)
  • BELAIRE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GASTONIA, NC)

Amtrak station near Bessemer City:

  • 7 miles: GASTONIA (350 HANCOCK ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Bessemer City:

  • 13 miles: Catawba 1 and 2 in Clover, SC.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer City:

  • Gaston College (about 6 miles; Dallas, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,385)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 12 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 22 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 25 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 27 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)
  • Limestone College (about 27 miles; Gaffney, SC; FT enrollment: 2,758)
  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 27 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,083)

Public high school in Bessemer City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bessemer City:

Private elementary/middle school in Bessemer City:

  • MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 12; Location: 123 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
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Churches in Bessemer City include: Bingham Memorial Church (A), Faith Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Westview Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Bessemer City Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bessemer City: Washington Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.0. This is about average.

City:

88.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.172. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.172
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.76
U.S.:

9.14

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

BESSEMER CITY, TOWN OF (Population served: 5,340, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2014), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2014), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-29-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-19-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-03-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2014), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-09-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2014)
  • 2 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
MT BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-27-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-01-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2013)
  • One regular monitoring violation
ARCHDALE/TRYON MHP (Population served: 74, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-20-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2011), St Formal NOV issued (APR-20-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-20-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
D&M RENTALS/HENRY MOBILE COURT (Population served: 58, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
LAUREL WOOD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HEPHZIBAH ARP CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TRYONOTA VFD (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-19-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-06-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
FOURSHEE`S CASH & CARY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-04-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)

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

  • SUNNYSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.6%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.6% for Black residents, 75.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 82.4% for other race residents, 8.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Bessemer City, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Bessemer City compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Bessemer City (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Shelby: Bessemer City Branch at 3350 Bessemer City Road, branch established on 1999/12/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.1 mil, Deposits: $666.4 mil, headquarters in Shelby, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • SunTrust Bank: Bessemer City Branch 698 at 125 East Virginia Avenue, branch established on 1968/09/20. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bessemer City travel time to work - commute Bessemer City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bessemer City city (based on Gaston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.45%
Here: 57.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents51.9%12.5%5.9%5.4%4.9%
Congregations39.0%11.6%8.6%5.1%5.8%
NameCatholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists The Wesleyan ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%2.6%2.1%1.7%8.1%
Congregations1.0%7.5%3.4%2.4%15.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Gaston County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Gaston County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
Gaston County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 108
Here:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Gaston County:

28.6%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$15,998$31,9960$0
Other Government Administration 3$8,136$32,5446$1,028
Water Supply 3$10,160$40,6400$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,285$27,4200$0
Streets and Highways 7$16,436$28,1760$0
Firefighters 0$0 27$1,400
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$602
Gas Supply 3$10,169$40,6760$0
Other and Unallocable 6$11,945$23,8905$2,268
Parks and Recreation 3$9,341$37,3643$2,702
Sewerage 1$4,314$51,7680$0
Totals for Government 33$88,784$32,28543$7,999

Bessemer City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $121,000 ($22.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $73,000 ($13.42)
    Regular Highways: $72,000 ($13.23)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($9.56)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,924,000 ($353.61)
    Sewerage: $1,073,000 ($197.21)
    Water Utilities: $459,000 ($84.36)
    Regular Highways: $458,000 ($84.18)
    Central Staff Services: $451,000 ($82.89)
    Liquor Stores: $381,000 ($70.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $340,000 ($62.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $301,000 ($55.32)
    General - Other: $67,000 ($12.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $66,000 ($12.13)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $57,000 ($10.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($10.29)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.92)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $304,000 ($55.87)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $65,000 ($11.95)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($7.17)
    Gas Utilities: $21,000 ($3.86)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($2.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($2.21)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($1.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,476,000 ($271.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $113,000 ($20.77)

Bessemer City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,437,000 ($264.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000 ($13.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $38,000 ($6.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000 ($5.70)
    All Other: $19,000 ($3.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $763,000 ($140.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $60,000 ($11.03)
    Interest Earnings: $46,000 ($8.45)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,853,000 ($340.56)
    Water Utilities: $594,000 ($109.17)
    Liquor Stores: $399,000 ($73.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $333,000 ($61.20)
    Highways: $224,000 ($41.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $66,000 ($12.13)
  • Tax - Property: $1,146,000 ($210.62)
    NEC: $46,000 ($8.45)
    Motor Vehicle License: $21,000 ($3.86)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $7,000 ($1.29)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,000 ($0.74)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000 ($0.18)

Bessemer City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,370,000 ($619.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,998,000 ($551.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $372,000 ($68.37)

Bessemer City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,464,000 ($269.07)

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Gaston County:

0.02%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  1.31% ($38,220 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.58% ($29,421)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.37% ($28,811)


5.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Gaston County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  1.16% ($34,842 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.55% ($29,391)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.39% ($32,134)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bessemer City:

  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WKMT (1220 AM; 1 kW; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BRIDGES BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WGNC (1450 AM; 1 kW; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: KTC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZRH (960 AM; 1 kW; DALLAS, NC; Owner: ZYBEK MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bessemer City:

  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bessemer City:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Bessemer City, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 50
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Bessemer City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 500
Total average daily truck traffic: 35
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 1,000
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$83,9705$61,65217$104,6791$32,0304$53,7501$39,050
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$69,3001$15,2500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$80,8251$105,95014$102,9601$21,7401$94,1701$22,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$98,1901$41,6207$106,8500$01$34,4900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$74,0450$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0305.00 , 0308.00, 0316.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$101,810
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0305.00 , 0308.00, 0316.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Bessemer City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bessemer City, NC
Most common first names in Bessemer City, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10669.8 years
James10667.9 years
John8373.8 years
Mary8074.6 years
Robert6370.5 years
Charles3667.3 years
George3468.7 years
David3267.8 years
Thomas3169.6 years
Helen2671.6 years
Most common last names in Bessemer City, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3964.6 years
Davis3770.4 years
Carpenter3574.2 years
Harmon2777.8 years
Adams2770.2 years
Jenkins2774.7 years
Johnson2568.8 years
Robinson2470.7 years
Mauney2377.9 years
Kiser2381.8 years

Businesses in Bessemer City, NC

  • CVS: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
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