Latest Data (2017)
Population 26,386
Nationwide Rank 1429

Quick Facts

Bessemer, Alabama is the 1,429th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Bessemer, Alabama is a city.

Bessemer, Alabama is currently 21.5% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Bessemer, Alabama's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Bessemer, Alabama Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1419 Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin 26,525 14.8%
1420 Temple Terrace, Florida 26,489 21.1%
1421 Alvin, Texas 26,474 23.2%
1422 New Smyrna Beach, Florida 26,470 28.6%
1423 Morrisville, North Carolina 26,461 375.2%
1424 Fremont, Nebraska 26,457 4.7%
1425 Lafayette, California 26,440 9.8%
1426 Washington, Utah 26,405 217.3%
1427 Prior Lake, Minnesota 26,401 61.6%
1428 Brawley, California 26,390 20.0%
1429 Bessemer, Alabama 26,386 -12.8%
1430 Lemoore, California 26,355 33.1%
1431 Stevens Point, Wisconsin 26,293 4.5%
1432 Soledad, California 26,273 13.2%
1433 Vernon Hills, Illinois 26,253 28.8%
1434 Kankakee, Illinois 26,216 -5.1%
1435 Superior, Wisconsin 26,194 -4.3%
1436 Medina, Ohio 26,190 3.6%
1437 Galt, California 26,172 32.2%
1438 Cabot, Arkansas 26,141 69.1%
1439 Barberton, Ohio 26,120 -6.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
787 Madison 48,861 63.9%
961 Florence 39,852 9.6%
1062 Phenix City 36,219 27.4%
1084 Prattville 35,498 35.9%
1086 Gadsden 35,409 -8.9%
1120 Vestavia Hills 34,291 10.9%
1155 Alabaster 33,202 37.7%
1257 Opelika 30,240 22.4%
1337 Enterprise 28,247 33.4%
1429 Bessemer 26,386 -12.8%
1442 Daphne 25,960 54.6%
1463 Athens 25,616 33.8%
1471 Homewood 25,476 1.6%
1496 Northport 25,094 26.0%
1596 Pelham 23,493 60.5%
1690 Trussville 21,827 52.6%
1694 Anniston 21,770 -10.2%
1700 Prichard 21,732 -23.8%
1718 Albertville 21,392 22.7%
1727 Oxford 21,180 11.1%
1751 Fairhope 20,935 64.3%
1795 Mountain Brook 20,381 -1.9%
1894 Helena 19,072 76.0%
1899 Troy 19,037 35.6%
1955 Selma 18,370 -10.0%
1961 Foley 18,288 109.5%
2135 Center Point 16,313 2.5%
2232 Hueytown 15,460 -5.1%
2235 Talladega 15,426 -10.9%
2239 Cullman 15,385 7.3%
2247 Millbrook 15,318 35.8%
2312 Alexander City 14,595 -4.6%
2314 Saraland 14,576 18.5%
2324 Scottsboro 14,484 -2.1%
2333 Ozark 14,428 -4.3%
2335 Hartselle 14,373 16.7%
2364 Fort Payne 14,071 8.5%
2373 Muscle Shoals 14,022 14.6%
2382 Calera 13,979 292.7%
2394 Gardendale 13,906 17.4%
2431 Pell City 13,676 41.1%
2441 Jasper 13,618 -4.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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