What is the current population of Bessemer?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Bessemer is 26,472. Bessemer, Alabama is the 1,442nd largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Bessemer?

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 1,442nd largest city in the US. Bessemer is currently 21.3% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Bessemer shrinking?

Bessemer has shrunk 12.5% since the year 2000. Bessemer, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What county is Bessemer, Alabama in?

Bessemer is located entirely in Jefferson County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 26,472 1,442
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1432 Eureka, California 26,710 2.4%
1433 Marshalltown, Iowa 26,666 2.5%
1434 Thomasville, North Carolina 26,649 8.7%
1435 Temple Terrace, Florida 26,639 21.8%
1436 Lafayette, California 26,638 10.6%
1437 Norco, California 26,604 9.3%
1438 Winona, Minnesota 26,594 -1.8%
1439 Galt, California 26,536 34.0%
1440 Vernon Hills, Illinois 26,521 30.1%
1441 Pearl, Mississippi 26,510 16.5%
1442 Bessemer, Alabama 26,472 -12.5%
1443 Wheeling, West Virginia 26,430 -15.5%
1444 Batavia, Illinois 26,420 8.2%
1445 Garden City, Kansas 26,408 -7.3%
1446 Garden City, Michigan 26,408 -12.2%
1447 Wooster, Ohio 26,394 4.3%
1448 Chanhassen, Minnesota 26,389 28.9%
1449 Fremont, Nebraska 26,383 4.4%
1450 Cabot, Arkansas 26,352 70.5%
1451 Neenah, Wisconsin 26,300 7.0%
1452 Troy, Ohio 26,281 18.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
753 Madison 51,593 73.1%
953 Florence 40,797 12.2%
1060 Phenix City 36,487 28.3%
1085 Prattville 35,957 37.6%
1107 Gadsden 35,000 -9.9%
1127 Vestavia Hills 34,413 11.3%
1164 Alabaster 33,487 38.9%
1244 Opelika 30,908 25.1%
1340 Enterprise 28,376 34.1%
1386 Athens 27,366 42.9%
1422 Daphne 26,869 60.0%
1442 Bessemer 26,472 -12.5%
1461 Northport 26,115 31.1%
1496 Homewood 25,377 1.2%
1597 Pelham 23,911 63.3%
1665 Fairhope 22,677 78.0%
1668 Trussville 22,635 58.3%
1722 Albertville 21,711 24.6%
1740 Prichard 21,428 -24.9%
1750 Anniston 21,287 -12.2%
1756 Oxford 21,225 11.4%
1810 Foley 20,391 133.6%
1818 Mountain Brook 20,297 -2.3%
1857 Helena 19,925 83.9%
1919 Troy 18,957 35.0%
2076 Selma 17,231 -15.6%
2185 Center Point 16,110 1.2%
2193 Cullman 16,034 11.8%
2213 Millbrook 15,896 40.9%
2253 Talladega 15,457 -10.7%
2266 Hueytown 15,322 -6.0%
2323 Calera 14,717 313.5%
2329 Saraland 14,649 19.1%
2337 Muscle Shoals 14,575 19.1%
2349 Hartselle 14,466 17.5%
2353 Scottsboro 14,436 -2.5%
2360 Alexander City 14,317 -6.4%
2361 Ozark 14,284 -5.2%
2376 Gardendale 14,177 19.7%
2387 Chelsea 14,126 261.5%
2397 Fort Payne 14,074 8.5%
2402 Pell City 14,045 44.9%
2487 Jasper 13,431 -5.3%

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