Latest news from Bessemer, MI collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations
Ancestries: Italian (21.5%), German (10.4%), Polish (10.2%), Swedish (8.9%), English (8.7%), Irish (4.2%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Elevation: 1432 feet
Land area: 5.47 square miles.
Population density: 331 people per square mile (very low).
For population 25 years and over in Bessemer:
High school or higher: 90.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Bessemer city:
Never married: 33.2%
Now married: 47.0%
9 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Bessemer, Michigan as of January 23, 2017. The ratio of number of residents in Bessemer to the number of sex offenders is 309 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,064 (2.0%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,028 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (100.3 miles , pop. 86,918).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (181.6 miles , pop. 287,151).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (341.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Bessemer-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/27/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.6 miles away from the Bessemer city center killed one personand injured 8 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/8/1985, a category F3 tornado 42.9 miles away from the city center killed 2 peopleand injured 42 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Bessemer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 292.7 miles away from the city center On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 304.5 miles away from Bessemer center On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 351.8 miles away from the city center On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 329.9 miles away from the city center On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 480.7 miles away from Bessemer center On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Gogebic County (5) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Otto Binder - Writer, Jay W. Johnson - Politician.
Hospitals and medical centers near Bessemer:
GOGEBIC MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WAKEFIELD, MI)
JOSEPHSON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)
WESTGATE NURSING AND REHAB COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; IRONWOOD, MI)
SKY VIEW NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
VILLA MARIA HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HURLEY, WI)
Hotels: Condos of Powdermill Inn (N11330 Powderhorn Road), Blackjack Lodging Association (Blackjack Road), Bluffs View Motel (U South 2), Big Powderhorn Lodging Associates (N11360 Powderhorn Road).
Gogebic County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate PotentialPercentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.7%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 83.3% for American Indian residents, 24.4% for two or more races residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
Gay men: 0.1% of all households
23 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Banks with branches in Bessemer (2011 data):
Gogebic Range Bank: Bessemer Branch at 300 South Sophie Street, branch established on 2002/05/20. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $63.9 mil, Deposits: $56.4 mil, headquarters in Ironwood, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: West End Financial Corp.
The First National Bank of Wakefield: Bessemer Branch at 1008 East Lead Street, branch established on 2000/04/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $46.9 mil, Deposits: $41.8 mil, headquarters in Wakefield, MI, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Wakefield Bancorporation, Inc.
Religion statistics for Bessemer city (based on Gogebic County data)
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
STATION, 1 Mi Nw Of Us Hwy 2 & Peck St (Lat: 46.490778 Lon: -90.024889), Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WNEP735 Assigned Frequencies: 2131.60 MHz, 2136.40 MHzGrant Date: 09/15/2001, Expiration Date: 11/21/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2003, Certifier: Ronald D ObermuellerRegistrant: Mcdermott, Will & Emery, 600 13th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 756-8281, Fax: (202) 756-8087, Email:
Bessemer, 1.0 Mi Nw Us Hwy 2 & Peck St (Lat: 46.490833 Lon: -90.025000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86 m, Overall height: 90 m, Call Sign: WPQN656 Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 04/02/2010, Expiration Date: 06/22/2020, Certifier: Ronald D ObermuellerRegistrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:
BESSEMER, 8705, 2.5 Miles S Of E Pioneer Road On E End Road (Lat: 46.399472 Lon: -90.095694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPRW294 Assigned Frequencies: 6561.25 MHz, 6556.25 MHzGrant Date: 02/17/2011, Expiration Date: 02/27/2021, Certifier: Harry E WarnerRegistrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
COPPER PEAK, West Of Lookout Tower On Black River Road (Lat: 46.601111 Lon: -90.098056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPTS497 Assigned Frequencies: 6563.75 MHzGrant Date: 09/15/2011, Expiration Date: 12/06/2021, Certifier: Harry WarnerRegistrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
IRONWOOD, 6910 Runway Lane (Lat: 46.491444 Lon: -90.024667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.6 m, Call Sign: WQXC371 Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHzGrant Date: 01/28/2016, Expiration Date: 01/28/2026, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
FCC Registered Paging Towers:
1 Mile North Of Bessemer, Mi. (Lat: 46.491611 Lon: -90.024889), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRV236 Assigned Frequencies: 152.150 MHzGrant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018Registrant: Range Corporation, 2342 Us 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-7000, Fax: (906) 228-8653, Email:
1 Mile North Of Bessemer, Mi. (Lat: 46.491611 Lon: -90.024889), Overall height: 59.8 m, Call Sign: WXS433 Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHzGrant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018Registrant: Range Corporation, 2342 Us 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-7000, Fax: (906) 228-8653, Email:
Aircraft: CESSNA 310R (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 191CT , Serial Number: 310R0057, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/27/1974 Registrant (Corporation): Bessemer Plywood Corp, Po Box 76, Bessemer, MI 49911
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 4507T , Serial Number: 28-7205174, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 02/04/1972 Registrant (Individual): James E Hubbard, 604 N Hillcrest Ave, Bessemer, MI 49911
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-235 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: Reciprocating N-Number: 7802P , Serial Number: 27-603 Registrant (Individual): Nick A Mieloszyk, N11824 Rooni Ln, Bessemer, MI 49911 Deregistered:Cancel Date: 07/15/1991, Exported to: Finland
Aircraft: NETZ ALAN A HUMMELBIRD HB-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 8010P , Serial Number: 21732, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/2010 Registrant (Individual): Allen W Maki, 204 W Iron St, Bessemer, MI 49911
Drinking water stations with addresses in Bessemer and their reported violations in the past:
BESSEMER (Population served: 2,272, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
One minor monitoring violation
LAKE GOGEBIC COUNTY PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (SEP-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2014)
Drinking water stations with addresses in Bessemer that have no violations reported:
TAMAROU-LUFTHAUSEN TOWNHOUSES (Population served: 140,Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
LAKE SUPERIOR COUNTY PARK (Population served: 70,Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Bessemer, MI among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Bessemer, MI among deceased individuals
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Utility gas (78%)
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
No fuel used (2%)
Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Bessemer, MI
Ace Hardware: 1
Dairy Queen: 1
Bessemer compared to Michigan state average:
Median household income below state average.
Median house value significantly below state average.
Unemployed percentage below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.