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35020 Zip Code (Bessemer, AL) Detailed Profile




Cities: Bessemer, AL (62.84%), Brighton, AL (7.46%), Birmingham, AL (7.13%), Lipscomb, AL (6.06%), Midfield, AL (0.02%)
County: Jefferson County, AL
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 26,900
Zip code population in 2010: 27,139
Zip code population in 2000: 31,627

Houses and condos: 13,113
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,685
% of renters here:

47%
State:

32%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 35020: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 19.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,416 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 35020
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.7% ($486)
Alabama:

0.4% ($571)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $571 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $390 (0.6%)

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Males: 12,806  (47.6%)
Females: 14,094  (52.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 35020:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 35020:

  • Never married: 41.9%
  • Now married: 28.6%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

Zip code 35020 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 35020 (2017)
    • 20,34364.3%Black
    • 4,76615.1%White
    • 1,7295.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1810.6%Two or more races
    • 810.3%American Indian
    • 230.07%Asian
    • 160.05%Some other race
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Urban population: 26,446
Rural population: 453

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $73,485
35020:

$73,485
Alabama:

$141,300



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in 35020 zip code as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 35020 is 354 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.1 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Alabama:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 35020, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $25,483 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,483
State:

$52,001

Salary/wage: $24,198 (reported on 88.5% of returns)
Here:

$24,198
State:

$43,822
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 84.8% for AGIs below $25k, 88.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $733 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$733
Alabama:

$1,592
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,911 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,911
State:

$5,697
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$460 (reported on 1.5% of returns)
Here:

+$460
State:

+$13,286
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$3,933 (reported on 14.0% of returns)
Here:

+$3,933
State:

+$9,151
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,552 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
35020:

$9,552
Alabama:

$14,992
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,611 (32% of AGI, reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

$15,611
State:

$21,388

Here:

31.9% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 12.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,692 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

$4,692
State:

$5,925
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $3,092 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
35020:

$3,092
State:

$5,272
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $3,060 (reported on 51.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,060
State:

$2,646
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 63.8%
Here:

64%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 65.3% for AGIs below $25k, 60.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 35020, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $24,105 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$24,105
State:

$42,302

Salary/wage: $22,803 (reported on 91.6% of returns)
Here:

$22,803
State:

$36,626
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 87.7% for AGIs below $10k, 90.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 91.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,344 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,344
Alabama:

$1,827
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,724 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,724
State:

$4,206
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$13,632 (reported on 2.7% of returns)
Here:

+$13,632
State:

+$13,031
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$3,443 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

+$3,443
State:

+$8,302
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, -0.0% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,013 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
35020:

$2,013
Alabama:

$3,006

Total itemized deductions: $13,531 (30% of AGI, reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

$13,531
State:

$17,623

Here:

30.1% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $10k, 6.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 14.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,008 (9% of AGI, reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,008
State:

$4,768

Here:

8.8% of AGI
State:

5.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,830 (reported on 50.0% of returns)
35020:

$2,830
State:

$6,905
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,190 (reported on 48.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,190
State:

$2,048

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 68.6%
Here:

69%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 63.7% for AGIs below $10k, 72.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 66.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 79.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$28,759
Alabama:

$48,123
Bessemer, AL (35020) map Nearest zip codes: 35228, 35061, 35221, 35064, 35022, 35127.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

38.9%
Alabama:

47.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.3%
Alabama:

4.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,924
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,863


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 483 (152 now married, 337 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,634 (1,484 now married, 4,229 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 35020 with a mortgage: 2,376 (86 second mortgage, 135 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,908

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $946
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

30.1%
Whole state:

16.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

18.7%
Whole state:

9.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.7
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 35020: Turpin (A), Woodward Country Club (B), Woodward Industrial Park (C), Lipscomb City Hall (D), Bessemer Public Library (E), Brighton City Hall (F), Bessemer City Hall (G), Bessemer City Jail (H), Bessemer Fire Department Station 1 (I), Bessemer Fire Department Station 5 (J), Brighton Volunteer Fire Department (K), Lipscomb Volunteer Fire Department (L), Eastern Valley Volunteer Fire Department (M), Bessemer Fire Department Headquarters and Training Facility (N), Bessemer Fire Department Station 2 (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: West Lake Mall Shopping Center (1), Bessemer Plaza Shopping Center (2), West Town Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 35020 include: Raimund Heights Baptist Church (A), Star Light Baptist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church of Bessemer (C), First United Methodist Church of Bessemer (D), Union Baptist Church (E), Pettys African Methodist Episcopal Zion Chapel (F), Friendship Baptist Church (G), First United Pentecostal Church (H), Little Souls Saving Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Oakdale Cemetery (1), Joley Cemetery (2), Brighton Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4), Cedar Hill Cemetery (5), Highland Memorial Gardens (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lake: Blue Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Parks in zip code 35020 include: Snitz Snider Memorial Stadium (1), Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge (2), Roosevelt Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 1542010 to 2013
  • 4552000 to 2009
  • 6261990 to 1999
  • 8511980 to 1989
  • 1,6361970 to 1979
  • 2,3101960 to 1969
  • 2,8741950 to 1959
  • 1,8241940 to 1949
  • 2,0131939 or earlier

Zip code 35020 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bessemer, AL (35020)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bessemer, AL (35020)
  • 13no bedroom
  • 1141 bedroom
  • 1,2282 bedrooms
  • 2,7693 bedrooms
  • 9634 bedrooms
  • 1295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bessemer, AL (35020)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bessemer, AL (35020)
  • 113no bedroom
  • 8601 bedroom
  • 1,7402 bedrooms
  • 1,6143 bedrooms
  • 2974 bedrooms
  • 535+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bessemer, AL (35020) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bessemer, AL (35020) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 305no vehicle
  • 1,8641 vehicle
  • 1,5672 vehicles
  • 9793 vehicles
  • 3344 vehicles
  • 1865+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bessemer, AL (35020) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bessemer, AL (35020) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,127no vehicle
  • 2,1561 vehicle
  • 1,0402 vehicles
  • 2313 vehicles
  • 754 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

  • Zip code 35020 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 35020 household income distribution in 2017
  • 1,485Less than $10,000
  • 1,065$10,000 to $14,999
  • 923$15,000 to $19,999
  • 855$20,000 to $24,999
  • 682$25,000 to $29,999
  • 643$30,000 to $34,999
  • 437$35,000 to $39,999
  • 515$40,000 to $44,999
  • 368$45,000 to $49,999
  • 698$50,000 to $59,999
  • 681$60,000 to $74,999
  • 661$75,000 to $99,999
  • 439$100,000 to $124,999
  • 173$125,000 to $149,999
  • 56$150,000 to $199,999
  • 76$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 35020

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 35020
  • 178Less than $10,000
  • 76$10,000 to $14,999
  • 36$15,000 to $19,999
  • 121$20,000 to $24,999
  • 112$25,000 to $29,999
  • 183$30,000 to $34,999
  • 158$35,000 to $39,999
  • 426$40,000 to $49,999
  • 535$50,000 to $59,999
  • 695$60,000 to $69,999
  • 638$70,000 to $79,999
  • 490$80,000 to $89,999
  • 196$90,000 to $99,999
  • 440$100,000 to $124,999
  • 201$125,000 to $149,999
  • 171$150,000 to $174,999
  • 105$175,000 to $199,999
  • 24$200,000 to $249,999
  • 68$250,000 to $299,999
  • 55$300,000 to $399,999
  • 12$500,000 to $749,999
  • 15$750,000 to $999,999
  • 10$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 7$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 35020

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 35020
  • 265Less than $100
  • 215$100 to $149
  • 142$150 to $199
  • 160$200 to $249
  • 177$250 to $299
  • 152$300 to $349
  • 311$350 to $399
  • 562$400 to $449
  • 238$450 to $499
  • 489$500 to $549
  • 345$550 to $599
  • 361$600 to $649
  • 153$650 to $699
  • 130$700 to $749
  • 155$750 to $799
  • 107$800 to $899
  • 42$1,000 to $1,249
  • 474No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $707.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $140,382.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $85,272
  • Black or African American householders: $70,422
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $57,409
  • Asian householders: $193,356
  • Some other race householders: $68,891
  • Two or more races householders: $130,128
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $114,819

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $73,485
35020:

$73,485
Alabama:

$141,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,474 - $96,178

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $117,865
Here:

$117,865
State:

$197,224

Townhouses or other attached units: $119,174
Here:

$119,174
State:

$203,496

Mobile homes: $38,587
Here:

$38,587
State:

$74,580
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 35020

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,227
  • One, attached: 181
  • Two: 710
  • 3 or 4: 387
  • 5 to 9: 384
  • 10 to 19: 374
  • 20 to 49: 207
  • 50 or more: 150
  • Mobile homes: 457
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Unemployment: 12.1%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 35020

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 35020
  • 75.8%7,139Drove a car alone
  • 16.8%1,586Carpooled
  • 1.5%143Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.0%3Motorcycle
  • 1.5%141Walked
  • 1.8%171Other means
  • 2.1%199Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 35020

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 35020
  • 231Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,0735 to 9 minutes
  • 1,30710 to 14 minutes
  • 1,30115 to 19 minutes
  • 1,60420 to 24 minutes
  • 64025 to 29 minutes
  • 1,59730 to 34 minutes
  • 19135 to 39 minutes
  • 24140 to 44 minutes
  • 61845 to 59 minutes
  • 28360 to 89 minutes
  • 11490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 88.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,341
  • In family households: 21,504 (2,146 male householders, 3,723 female householders)
    2,423 spouses, 8,996 children (8,260 natural, 235 adopted, 503 stepchildren), 1,662 grandchildren, 761 brothers or sisters, 458 parents, 923 other relatives, 456 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,858 (1,864 male householders (1,603 living alone)), 2,221 female householders (1,969 living alone)), 764 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 559 (424 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,404 2-persons, 1,424 3-persons, 1,093 4-persons, 445 5-persons, 277 6-persons, 217 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,573 1-person, 400 2-persons, 103 3-persons, 1 4-persons

1,850 married couples with children.
2,959 single-parent households (295 men, 2,664 women).

92.3% of residents of 35020 zip code speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% very well, 21% well, 24% not well, 8% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% very well, 26% not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 1,221 (4.5%)
(6.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.5%
Whole state:

3.5%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 8%Sierra Leone
  • 7%Guatemala
  • 6%Costa Rica
  • 5%Liberia
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 2%Laos
  • 1%Nicaragua
Most common first ancestries reported in 35020
  • 5%African
  • 4%American
  • 2%Irish
  • 1%German
  • 1%Italian
  • 1%English
  • 1%Nigerian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3572010 or later
  • 6562000 to 2009
  • 2691990 to 1999
  • 125Before 1990

Zip code 35020 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CITATION CASTINGS LLC (2217 CAROLINA AVENUE in BESSEMER, AL)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2001-0187, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: GRAY AND DUCTILE IRON FOUNDRIES; COATING, ENGRAVING, AND ALLIED SERVICES
    Business NAICS classification: IRON FOUNDRIES.
    Organizations: CITATION CORPORATION (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , SOUTHERN DUCTILE CASTING CO (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: SOUTHERN DUCTILE - BESSEMER, SOUTHERN DUCTILE CASING CO, SOUTHERN DUCTILE CASTING CO, SOUTHERN DUCTILE CASTING COMPANY DIVISION
  • PIGGLY WIGGLY ALABAMA DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, INC. (2400 J. TERRELL WOOTEN DRIVE in BESSEMER, AL)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2005-2034, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2005-2034, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
  • BIRMINGHAM RAIL & LOCOMOTIVE CO INC (5205 5TH AVENUE NORTH in BESSEMER, AL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, EXCEPT MOTOR VEHICLES
    Organizations: BIRMINGHAM_RAIL AND LOCOMOTIVE (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: VULCAN SPIKE BIRMINGHAM RAIL
  • LAKESHORE RETAIL COMMERC SITE (USS REAL ESTATE in BESSEMER, AL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: GENERAL CONTRACTORS-NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, OTHER THAN INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS AND WAREHOUSES
    Organizations: LAKESHORE RETAIL COMMERCIAL (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , LAKESHORE PKWY HWY 150 SITE (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: LAKESHORE RETAIL COMMERCIAL
  • BERMCO ALUMINUM (2201 5TH AVE. N. in BESSEMER, AL)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: SECONDARY SMELTING AND REFINING OF NONFERROUS METALS; SCRAP AND WASTE MATERIALS
    Business NAICS classification: SECONDARY SMELTING AND ALLOYING OF ALUMINUM.
    Organizations: BERMAN BROS IRON & METAL (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: BERMCO 5TH AVE, BERMCO ALUMINUM- DIV BERMAN BROS IRON/ME
  • BESSEMER CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY (50 HIGH SCHOOL DR in BESSEMER, AL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-6000
    Organizations: BESSEMER CITY (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ABRAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1200 N 23RD ST in BESSEMER, AL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0015
    Organizations: BESSEMER CITY (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • LIPSCOMB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (5605 10TH ST S in LIPSCOMB, AL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0500
    Organizations: JEFFERSON COUNTY (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • BRIGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (3400 BROWN CIR in BRIGHTON, AL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0110
    Organizations: JEFFERSON COUNTY (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • POWDER PLANT PROPERTY (FIVE STAR LLC in BESSEMER, AL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CONSTRUCTION SAND AND GRAVEL
    Alternative names: FIVE STAR LLC POWDER PLT PROP
  • CARTER ENTERPRISES (OLD TUSKEGEE HIGHWAY in BESSEMER, AL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: EXCAVATION WORK
  • CHARLES F HARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (2801 ARLINGTON AVE in BESSEMER, AL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0065
    Organizations: BESSEMER CITY (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • PHELPS AND SON INCORPORATED (1207 4TH AVENUE NORTH in BESSEMER, AL)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: CLAYTON PHELPS JR (CONTACT/OWNER) , CLAYTON PHELPS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: PHELPS AND SONS INC

Zip code 35020 marital status for males
Zip code 35020 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 12.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 16.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 57.9%Utility gas
  • 39.1%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 40,549.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 22,364
  • Northeast: 561
  • Midwest: 850
  • South: 1,522
  • West: 217

64% of the 35020 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Alabama.

86% of the 35020 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Bessemer, AL (35020)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

1.4%
Alabama:

10.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 76
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

11.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 210
Here:

23.7%
Alabama:

12.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 70,842Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 53,667Community and social service occupations
  • 44,152Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 40,393Business and financial operations occupations
  • 35,865Management occupations
  • 35,028Transportation occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (BESSEMER, AL):

  • SUBURBAN GAS INCORPORATED (2800 DARTMOUTH AVE; small business) : $1,207,202 in 26 contracts from 2000 to 2005
    Contracts for Gases: Compressed and Liquefied by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $57,510; 2001: $224,721; 2002: $170,268; 2003: $158,106; 2004: $248,960; 2005: $347,637; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $272,000 with Army for Gases: Compressed and Liquefied. Signed on 2005-12-19. Completion date: 2006-12-31.
    $97,999, same as above. Signed on 2004-12-17. Completion date: 2005-12-31.
    $60,810, same as above. Signed on 2003-11-20. Completion date: 2004-03-31.
    $60,810, same as above. Signed on 2004-02-12. Completion date: 2004-05-31.
  • BIRMINGHAM RAIL & LOCOMOTIVE I (5205 5TH AVENUE NORTH; small business) : $238,678 in 6 contracts from 2000 to 2005
    Contracts for Locomotives, Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Railway Equipment, Track Material, Railroad, Coils and Transformers by Army, Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $46,180; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $178,130; 2004: $7,712; 2005: $6,656; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $105,000 with Army for Locomotives. Signed on 2003-04-11. Completion date: 2003-06-10.
    $73,130 with Navy for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Railway Equipment. Signed on 2003-06-24. Completion date: 2003-07-31.
    $46,180 with Navy for Locomotives. Taking place in SC. Signed on 2000-12-18. Completion date: 2001-02-05.
    $8,913 with Army for Track Material, Railroad. Signed on 2004-06-30. Completion date: 2004-07-13.
  • HARLESS FIRE EQUIPMENT, LLC (1166 RAIMUND MUSCODA RD) : $38,820 in 3 contracts in 2002
    $28,500 with Army for Fire Fighting Equipment. Signed on 2002-06-27. Completion date: 2002-07-24.
    $6,180, same as above. Signed on 2002-03-04. Completion date: 2002-03-29.
    $4,140 with Army for Miscellaneous Items. Signed on 2002-03-18. Completion date: 2002-03-29.
  • KNOCK OUT LAWN SERVICE INC (124 WAVERLY CIRCLE; small business) : $34,440 in 5 contracts from 2002 to 2005
    Contracts for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services by Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $9,360; 2003: $8,360; 2004: $8,360; 2005: $8,360; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $9,360 with Navy for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services. Signed on 2002-04-10. Completion date: 2003-05-14.
    $8,360, same as above. Signed on 2005-05-11. Completion date: 2006-05-14.
    $8,360, same as above. Signed on 2004-04-29. Completion date: 2004-05-14.
    $8,360, same as above. Signed on 2003-05-08. Completion date: 2004-05-14.
  • MOORE COAL CO INC (129 4TH ST N; small business) : $12,265 in 5 contracts from 1999 to 2005
    Contracts for Trash/Garbage Collection Services - Including Portable Sanitation Services by Navy
    Signed by year: 2000: $2,812; 2001: $0; 2002: $3,184; 2003: $0; 2004: $0; 2005: $3,457; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $3,457 with Navy for Trash/Garbage Collection Services - Including Portable Sanitation Services. Signed on 2005-01-04. Completion date: 2006-01-11.
    $3,184, same as above. Signed on 2002-12-03. Completion date: 2004-12-06.
    $2,812, same as above. Signed on 2000-11-06. Completion date: 2001-12-06.
    $2,812, same as above. Signed on 1999-12-02. Completion date: 2000-12-06.
  • ASTRO ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC (1127 19TH ST N; small business)
    $9,614 with Navy for Electric Services. Signed on 2003-07-29. Completion date: 2003-09-04.
  • A & C AIR CONDITIONING & HEATI (2122 19TH ST N; small business)
    $4,300 with Navy for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Air Circulating Equipment. Signed on 2002-01-04. Completion date: 2002-01-23.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Wholesale Trade: General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers (500-999 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249: 2, 50-99: 1, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 3)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 9, 10-19: 4, 1-4: 10)
  • Construction: Glass and Glazing Contractors (250-499: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (20-49: 2, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 24, 1-4: 10)
  • Construction: Masonry Contractors (100-249: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Temporary Help Services (100-249: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 356 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 118 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 47 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 210 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 136 people in nursing homes
  • 79 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$139,71430$125,211180$131,82019$28,5441$179,00035$43,4430$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$100,3632$119,40525$112,8263$36,7870$01$45,5900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$96,50618$89,879193$95,58046$23,7270$020$51,5671$71,310
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$104,5439$170,078112$105,8533$64,3100$014$57,1160$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$74,0951$144,39018$153,7725$40,6900$01$40,0101$3,230
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$135,7905$145,244
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$131,5954$163,340
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$03$150,317
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$179,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 35020
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 35020 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 35020 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James61469.7 years
Mary56077.0 years
John54773.1 years
Willie52871.9 years
William47373.1 years
Robert34870.2 years
Annie29577.4 years
George26272.8 years
Henry19571.9 years
Charlie15973.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 35020 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams38173.6 years
Smith38071.9 years
Jones35373.8 years
Johnson32872.7 years
Davis21972.8 years
Brown20972.9 years
Jackson18871.6 years
Thomas18772.0 years
Harris16374.0 years
Moore15675.0 years
Businesses in zip code 35020
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Papa John's Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Penske1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken1Starbucks1
FedEx4Subway1
KFC1T-Mobile1
Lane Furniture1Taco Bell2
Lowe's1U-Haul2
McDonald's2UPS2
Motel 61Walgreens1
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