|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Bessemer is 25,615. Bessemer, Alabama is the 1,520th largest city in the US.
Bessemer is located entirely in Jefferson County.
The peak population of Bessemer was in 1990, when its population was 33,616. In 1990, Bessemer was the 821st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,520th largest city in the US. Bessemer is currently 23.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Bessemer has shrunk 15.3% since the year 2000. Bessemer, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Bessemer has a population density of 689 people per square mile.
|1515||Stevens Point, Wisconsin||25,692||2.1%|
|1516||Happy Valley, Oregon||25,679||315.1%|
|1518||Mauldin, South Carolina||25,654||63.8%|
|1521||Cliffside Park, New Jersey||25,594||11.2%|
|1522||Avon Lake, Ohio||25,588||39.3%|
|1523||Moses Lake, Washington||25,583||65.6%|
|1524||Tarpon Springs, Florida||25,560||19.5%|
The total voting age population of Bessemer, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 20,253. The voting age population is 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.7% of the residents of Bessemer are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Bessemer are 72.4% Black, 21.8% White, 3.8% Other, 1.7% Two or more races, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Asian. Additionally, 4.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Bessemer, 25.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 39.3%. On a per-household basis, 21.5% of families are below the poverty line in Bessemer.
Among those aged 16 and older, 54.5% of Bessemer residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 83.1% of Bessemer residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 14.4% have a bachelor's degree and 3.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Bessemer residents aged 5 and older, 5.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Bessemer is 14.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Bessemer, 15.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Bessemer is $32,301.
In Bessemer, 51.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 48.3% of housing units in Bessemer.
Of all the housing units in Bessemer, 13.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Bessemer, 8.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Bessemer is $743.
In Bessemer, 69.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.