Latest Data (2018)
Population 26,538
Nationwide Rank 1428

Quick Facts

Bessemer, Alabama is the 1,428th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Bessemer, Alabama is a city.

Bessemer, Alabama is currently 21.1% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Bessemer, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Bessemer, Alabama Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1418 Chaska, Minnesota 26,765 49.9%
1419 West Linn, Oregon 26,756 19.1%
1420 Vernon Hills, Illinois 26,641 30.7%
1421 Thomasville, North Carolina 26,635 8.6%
1422 Norco, California 26,610 9.3%
1423 Cabot, Arkansas 26,573 71.9%
1424 Wooster, Ohio 26,560 5.0%
1425 Paramus, New Jersey 26,558 3.0%
1426 Garden City, Kansas 26,546 -6.9%
1427 Garden City, Michigan 26,545 -11.7%
1428 Bessemer, Alabama 26,538 -12.3%
1429 Alton, Illinois 26,528 -12.9%
1430 Lafayette, California 26,521 10.1%
1431 Fremont, Nebraska 26,509 4.9%
1432 Daphne, Alabama 26,506 57.9%
1433 Lemoore, California 26,474 33.7%
1434 Pearl, Mississippi 26,471 16.3%
1435 Temple Terrace, Florida 26,471 21.0%
1436 Auburn, New York 26,454 -7.1%
1437 Carrollton, Georgia 26,443 32.2%
1438 Galt, California 26,440 33.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
770 Madison 50,440 69.2%
953 Florence 40,428 11.2%
1066 Phenix City 36,435 28.2%
1091 Prattville 35,662 36.5%
1104 Gadsden 35,157 -9.5%
1118 Vestavia Hills 34,461 11.5%
1162 Alabaster 33,340 38.3%
1250 Opelika 30,555 23.7%
1338 Enterprise 28,269 33.5%
1428 Bessemer 26,538 -12.3%
1432 Daphne 26,506 57.9%
1445 Athens 26,247 37.1%
1462 Northport 25,799 29.5%
1483 Homewood 25,397 1.3%
1598 Pelham 23,744 62.2%
1675 Trussville 22,314 56.0%
1686 Fairhope 22,085 73.3%
1723 Anniston 21,569 -11.0%
1724 Albertville 21,568 23.7%
1729 Prichard 21,531 -24.5%
1751 Oxford 21,161 11.0%
1809 Mountain Brook 20,306 -2.3%
1869 Helena 19,529 80.2%
1903 Troy 19,126 36.2%
1913 Foley 18,928 116.8%
1997 Selma 17,886 -12.4%
2162 Center Point 16,222 1.9%
2201 Cullman 15,858 10.6%
2241 Millbrook 15,463 37.1%
2248 Hueytown 15,380 -5.6%
2257 Talladega 15,291 -11.6%
2320 Saraland 14,649 19.1%
2338 Alexander City 14,467 -5.5%
2341 Hartselle 14,425 17.1%
2343 Scottsboro 14,405 -2.7%
2346 Calera 14,380 304.0%
2352 Ozark 14,303 -5.1%
2363 Muscle Shoals 14,263 16.5%
2390 Gardendale 14,021 18.4%
2396 Fort Payne 13,987 7.9%
2426 Pell City 13,796 42.3%
2461 Chelsea 13,531 246.3%
2468 Jasper 13,500 -4.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 26,538 1,428
2017 26,386 1,429
2016 26,511 1,405
2015 26,730 1,389
2014 26,949 1,375
2013 27,053 1,360
2012 27,289 1,335
2011 27,388 1,311
2010 27,456 1,298
2009 28,772 1,225
2008 28,861 1,204
2007 28,924 1,188
2006 29,130 1,174
2005 29,282 1,156
2004 29,498 1,128
2003 29,878 1,108
2002 29,784 1,107
2001 30,022 1,084
2000 30,276 1,053
1990 33,616 821