For population 25 years and over in Bessemer:
For population 15 years and over in Bessemer borough:
18 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,218 (1.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Youngstown, OH (11.9 miles , pop. 82,026).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (45.5 miles , pop. 334,563).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (289.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: S.N.P.J., PA (1.8 miles) , New Middletown, OH (1.9 miles ), Lowellville, OH (2.3 miles ), Oakwood, PA (2.5 miles ), Oakland, PA (2.6 miles ), West Pittsburg, PA (2.7 miles ), Frizzleburg, PA (2.7 miles ), Poland, OH (2.7 miles ).
Latitude: 40.97 N, Longitude: 80.49 W
Area code: 724
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
(click on a table row to update graph)
Crime rate in Bessemer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -31 (-2.6%).
Work and jobs in Bessemer: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Bessemer, Pennsylvania
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Bessemer-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Bessemer borough center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the borough center killed 9 people and injured 120 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Bessemer-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 36.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 55.8 miles away from Bessemer center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from Bessemer center
On 10/16/1993 at 06:30:05, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Alex Urban - Football tight end.
Hospitals/medical centers near Bessemer:
Amtrak station near Bessemer:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer:
See full list of schools located in Bessemer, School District: MOHAWK AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Public high schools in Bessemer:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.0930. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.26. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.6. This is about average. There were 32 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0854. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Bessemer and their reported violations in the past:BESSEMER BOROUGH WATER DEPT. (Population served: 1100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.2%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Bessemer compared to Pennsylvania state average:
Banks with branches in Bessemer (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2004 2008 2012
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2004 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Bessemer borough (based on Lawrence County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.26%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Bessemer government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Bessemer government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Bessemer government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):
Bessemer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
3.32% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,106 average adjusted gross income)
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:
4.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,737 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Bessemer:
Strongest FM radio stations in Bessemer:
TV broadcast stations around Bessemer:
Bessemer fatal accident list:
Dec 14, 1991 10:22 PM, 317, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 22, 1990 06:05 PM, 317, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,095
Total average daily truck traffic: 798
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bessemer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bessemer)
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.