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Population in 2012: 1,854 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 

Males: 887  (47.9%)
Females: 967  (52.1%)

Median resident age:  45.4 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49911.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,312 (it was $27,639 in 2000)
Bessemer:

$28,312
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,900

Bessemer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,894 (it was $39,100 in 2000)
Bessemer:

$44,894
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $73,412; Detached houses: $74,262; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,635; In 2-unit structures: $40,124; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,053; Mobile homes: $44,096

Median gross rent in 2012: $450.

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  • White alone - 1,827 (95.9%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 9 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bessemer: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (18.9%), German (10.0%), Swedish (9.0%), Polish (8.8%), English (8.1%), United States (6.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1432 feet

Land area: 5.47 square miles.

Population density: 339 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bessemer:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer city:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Bessemer, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Bessemer to the number of sex offenders is 265 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,011 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $947 (1.7%)

Bessemer satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 46.48 N, Longitude: 90.05 W

Area code: 906

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.9%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -119 (-5.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bessemer-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 69% 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.

Natural disasters:

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).
Bessemer topographic map

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


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Bessemer, MI

Local government website: www.up.lib.mi.us/cin/bessemer/home.htm

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 84 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 99 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 99 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 101 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • Lake Superior College (about 102 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 127 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 7,952)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 136 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)

Public high schools in Bessemer:

Public elementary/middle school in Bessemer:

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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

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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).

 
Gogebic County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average.
City:

17.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.6. This is about average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.6
U.S.:

22.1

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

BESSEMER (Population served: 2272, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-13-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2004), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-13-2002), St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2002), St Public Notif received (SEP-17-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
LAKE GOGEBIC COUNTY PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
TAMAROU-LUFTHAUSEN TOWNHOUSES (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-16-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-20-1997), St Intentional no-action (MAR-31-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKE SUPERIOR COUNTY PARK (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.0%
(26.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 47.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bessemer, MI

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

Bessemer compared to Michigan state average:

Bessemer, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bessemer travel time to work - commute


Bessemer mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bessemer city (based on Gogebic County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.38%
Here62.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Adherents51.6%29.9%10.0%2.7%2.2%
Congregations17.9%21.4%14.3%7.1%7.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodBaptist General ConferenceEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.0%0.7%0.7%0.5%0.6%
Congregations10.7%3.6%3.6%3.6%10.7%
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: 5
Gogebic County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.24 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

12.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gogebic County:

10.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Gogebic County:

29.6%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,029$48,3480$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,196$43,1760$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,044$36,2640$0
Solid Waste Management 2$5,446$32,6760$0
Sewerage 1$2,723$32,6760$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$9,135$36,5401$1,534
Water Supply 2$5,446$32,6760$0
Local Libraries 1$2,922$35,0642$708
Other and Unallocable 2$5,446$32,6760$0
Totals for Government 16$48,387$36,2903$2,242

Bessemer government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $138,000 ($74.43)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $443,000 ($238.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $400,000 ($215.75)
    Water Utilities: $326,000 ($175.84)
    Sewerage: $307,000 ($165.59)
    General - Other: $298,000 ($160.73)
    Police Protection: $124,000 ($66.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $114,000 ($61.49)
    General Public Buildings: $108,000 ($58.25)
    Central Staff Services: $83,000 ($44.77)
    Libraries: $59,000 ($31.82)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($28.05)
    Fire Protection: $31,000 ($16.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($5.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($3.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,000 ($2.70)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $382,000 ($206.04)
    Benefit Payments: $19,000 ($10.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $87,000 ($46.93)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($23.19)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($7.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $491,000 ($264.83)

Bessemer government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $334,000 ($180.15)
    Housing & Community Development: $205,000 ($110.57)
    All Other: $180,000 ($97.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $135,000 ($72.82)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $24,000 ($12.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $261,000 ($140.78)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($5.93)
    All Other: $3,000 ($1.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $57,000 ($30.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $39,000 ($21.04)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($0.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $390,000 ($210.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $316,000 ($170.44)
    Highways: $312,000 ($168.28)
    All Other: $4,000 ($2.16)
  • Tax - Property: $489,000 ($263.75)
    NEC: $5,000 ($2.70)

Bessemer government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $25,000 ($13.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,000 ($0.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $14,000 ($7.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($5.39)

Bessemer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($8.09)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,613,000 ($870.01)

4.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Iron County, WI  0.58% ($19,273 average AGI)
from Ontonagon County, MI  0.39% ($23,227)
from Vilas County, WI  0.19% ($22,455)


6.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,674 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Iron County, WI  0.72% ($26,690 average AGI)
to Marquette County, MI  0.43% ($35,160)
to Ontonagon County, MI  0.28% ($33,250)

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.)

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

Bessemer, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

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, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 23, 1977 11:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 10, 1975 02:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 910
Total average daily truck traffic: 45
Total future (year 2022) average daily traffic: 1,035

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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: Tower, 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: Fish & Richardson P.C., 1425 K Street, N.W., 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 626-7754, Fax: (202) 783-2331, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/17/2011, Expiration Date: 02/27/2021, Certifier: Harry E Warner
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/15/2011, Expiration Date: 12/06/2021, Certifier: Harry Warner
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, 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: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018
    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: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 04/09/2018
    Registrant: Range Corporation, 2342 Us 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855, Phone: (906) 228-7000, Fax: (906) 228-8653, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: RAVEN S55A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 4192Q , Serial Number: S55A-899, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 03/22/1982
    Registrant (Corporation): Wintery Winds Inc, 803 Tilden Rd, 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: 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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1


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

Businesses in Bessemer, MI

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

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