Bessemer, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 1,761 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -18.0%
 
Males: 893  (50.8%)
Females: 868  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

48.6 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49911.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,977 (it was $27,639 in 2000)
Bessemer:

$33,977
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,067 (it was $17,499 in 2000)

Bessemer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $55,194 (it was $39,100 in 2000)
Bessemer:

$55,194
MI:

$155,700

Median gross rent in 2017: $392.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bessemer: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.2%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Bessemer, MI (2017)
    • 1,82194.3%White alone
    • 321.7%Black alone
    • 271.4%Two or more races
    • 140.7%Hispanic
    • 110.6%American Indian alone
    • 100.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Bessemer, Michigan as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bessemer is 275 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (21.7%), Finnish (19.0%), Italian (12.0%), German (8.9%), English (4.8%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1432 feet

Land area: 5.47 square miles.

Population density: 322 people per square mile   (very low).

Bessemer, Michigan map

21 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,118 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,046 (1.8%)

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).

Nearest cities:

Wakefield, MI (2.3 miles ),
Ironwood, MI (2.3 miles ),
Hurley, WI (2.6 miles ),
Montreal, WI (3.1 miles ),
Kimball, WI (3.2 miles ),
Pence, WI (3.4 miles),
Carey, WI (3.5 miles),
Oma, WI (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 46.48 N, Longitude: 90.05 W

Area code: 906

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $61,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $142,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Bessemer, MI residents
Average permit cost in Bessemer, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.8%
Michigan:

4.4%
Most common industries in Bessemer, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Wood products (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Wood products (10.0%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.5%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Wood products (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Bessemer, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Bessemer, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bessemer, Michigan average temperatures Bessemer, Michigan average precipitation Bessemer, Michigan humidity Bessemer, Michigan wind speed Bessemer, Michigan snowfall Bessemer, Michigan sunshine Bessemer, Michigan clear and cloudy days

Bessemer, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

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 person and injured 8 people and caused between $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 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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 Bessemer 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 Bessemer 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 the city 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gogebic County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bessemer topographic map

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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 84 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,078)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 99 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 100 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 101 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 102 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 103 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 106 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)

Public high schools in Bessemer:

Public elementary/middle school in Bessemer:

Private elementary/middle school in Bessemer:

  • BLUFF VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 7, Location: 507 E CINNEBAR ST, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Bessemer

Library in Bessemer:

  • BESSEMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $69,499; Location: 411 SOUTH SOPHIE STREET; 20,387 books; 1,208 audio materials; 1,687 video materials; 54 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. Sebastian School is closed as of 9-2005

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bessemer: Bessemer Fire Department (A), Bessemer Public Library (B), Gogebic County Sheriffs Office (C), Gogebic County Courthouse (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bessemer include: Keepers of the Faith Church (A), Seventh-Day Adventist Church (B), Saint Sebastian Church (C), Sharon Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Bessemer include: Gogebic Iron Range Historical Marker (1), Massie Field (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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).

Birthplace of: Otto Binder - Writer, Jay W. Johnson - Politician.

Gogebic 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 (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)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.5%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


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.

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer:

Marital status in Bessemer, MI
  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Bessemer:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Michigan average:

10.8

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, MI (based on Gogebic County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,7815
Evangelical Protestant2,66415
Mainline Protestant2,35711
Orthodox221
Other-2
None6,603-
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: 5
Gogebic County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gogebic County:

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

12.37 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Gogebic County:

29.6%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bessemer:

53.0%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bessemer:

13.7%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Bessemer:

58.4%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.2%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bessemer, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 7$21,299$36,5130$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$15,261$61,0442$2,750
Financial Administration 2$7,401$44,4060$0
Water Supply 2$7,054$42,3240$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,959$47,5085$445
Local Libraries 1$2,976$35,7122$702
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 16$57,950$43,4639$3,897

Bessemer government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $532,000 ($302.10)
    Regular Highways: $520,000 ($295.29)
    General - Other: $491,000 ($278.82)
    Sewerage: $372,000 ($211.24)
    Water Utilities: $345,000 ($195.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000 ($78.93)
    Central Staff Services: $117,000 ($66.44)
    Police Protection: $83,000 ($47.13)
    Libraries: $67,000 ($38.05)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($28.96)
    General Public Buildings: $35,000 ($19.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($10.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($9.65)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000 ($5.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($3.98)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $268,000 ($152.19)
    Benefit Payments: $24,000 ($13.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($11.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $566,000 ($321.41)

Bessemer government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $400,000 ($227.14)
    Sewerage: $356,000 ($202.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $186,000 ($105.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $151,000 ($85.75)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $7,000 ($3.98)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $254,000 ($144.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $133,000 ($75.53)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($14.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($9.65)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $491,000 ($278.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $296,000 ($168.09)
    General Local Government Support: $197,000 ($111.87)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.57)
  • Tax - Property: $512,000 ($290.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($1.14)

Bessemer government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $413,000 ($234.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $362,000 ($205.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,000 ($28.96)

Bessemer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,171,000 ($664.96)

4.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Iron County, WI  0.44% ($28,200 average AGI)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Iron County, WI  0.61% ($43,257 average AGI)

Businesses in Bessemer, MI

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bessemer:

  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; HURLEY, WI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bessemer:

  • WUPM (106.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: BIG G LITTLE O, INC.)
  • W207BR (89.3 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • W280DD (103.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W265AI (100.9 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY B/C, INC.)
  • WIMI (99.7 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W224AW (92.7 FM; BERGLAND, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • W201BP (88.1 FM; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bessemer:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
Bessemer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Bessemer fatal accident list:

Dec 26, 2001 04:45 PM, Us-2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Nov 10, 1983 05:05 PM, 2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 27, 1981 08:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 25, 1978 00:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 23, 1977 11:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 10, 1976 02:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 10, 1975 02:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 9.5mTotal length
  • $1,429,000Total costs
  • 19,821Total average daily traffic
  • 3,580Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,013Total future (year 2006) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bessemer)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Bessemer, MI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/2001, Expiration Date: 11/21/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2003, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller, Registrant: 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: Gtower, Structure height: 86 m, Overall height: 90 m, Call Sign: WPQN656,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2010, Expiration Date: 06/22/2020, Certifier: Ronald D Obermueller, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6749, Fax: (202) 293-7783, Email:
  • 8705 BESSEMER, 2.5 Miles S Of E Pioneer Road On E End Road (Lat: 46.399472 Lon: -90.095694), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPRW294,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6665.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/17/2011, Expiration Date: 02/27/2021, Certifier: Harry E Warner, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 284-4086, Fax: (517) 284-4066, Email:
  • 8700 COPPER PEAK, West Of Lookout Tower On Black River Road (Lat: 46.601111 Lon: -90.098056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPTS497,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/15/2011, Expiration Date: 12/06/2021, Certifier: Harry Warner, Registrant: State Of Michigan, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821, Phone: (517) 284-4086, Fax: (517) 284-4066, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2016, Expiration Date: 01/28/2026, Cancellation Date: 05/13/2016, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: 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:

2
  • 1 Mile North Of Bessemer, Mi. (Lat: 46.491611 Lon: -90.024889), Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRV236,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.150 MHz, Grant Date: 05/15/2018, Expiration Date: 04/09/2028, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/15/2018, Expiration Date: 04/09/2028, Registrant: Range Corporation, 2342 Us 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-7000, Fax: (906) 228-8653, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bessemer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/29/1990
    Registrant (Corporation): Bessemer Plywood Corp, 1000 Yale Ave, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 11/19/2009
    Registrant (Individual): James E Hubbard, 604 N Hillcrest Ave, 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: 5167L , Serial Number: 28-4453, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 05/10/2017
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mark J Maccani, E7651 Harding Rd, Bessemer, MI 49911, Other Owners: Jack J Maccani
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 12/31/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Nick A Mieloszyk, N11824 Rooni Ln, Bessemer, MI 49911
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/15/1991, Exported to: Finland
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9263X , Serial Number: 18253663, Airworthiness Date: 01/03/1962, Certificate Issue Date: 06/06/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Nicholas A Mieloszyk, N11824 Rooni Ln, Bessemer, MI 49911
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/21/2013
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/22/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Allen W Maki, 204 W Iron St, Bessemer, MI 49911

Most common first names in Bessemer, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9078.7 years
Mary5983.2 years
William4274.6 years
Joseph3776.5 years
Anna2985.5 years
Frank2478.7 years
Peter2181.3 years
Walter2078.9 years
Robert2073.0 years
George1976.4 years
Most common last names in Bessemer, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4376.6 years
Erickson3275.9 years
Anderson2278.2 years
Mattson2075.4 years
Jacobson1974.7 years
Gustafson1980.7 years
Maki1479.4 years
Carlson1479.5 years
Peterson1367.8 years
Niemi1175.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bessemer, MI
  • 80.4%Utility gas
  • 8.2%Wood
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bessemer, MI
  • 81.0%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Other fuel
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Electricity
  • 4.0%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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