Bessemer City, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Bessemer City Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 5,386 126th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.8 133rd 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,114.8 95th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Bessemer City Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 6.2% 98th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.7% 45th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.0% 84th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Bessemer City Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 77.8% 111th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 9.3% 144th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Bessemer City Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 79.6% 51st 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 14.4% 76th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 95th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.7% 125th 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 94th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.9% 89th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.1% 93rd 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 78.0% 44th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Bessemer City Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 51.3% 102nd 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.2% 140th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Bessemer City Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 2,348 136th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 12.4% 108th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 2,058 137th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 65.0% 58th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $94,500 136th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.6 43rd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Bessemer City Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $16,603 134th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $32,388 122nd $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.2% 62nd 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Bessemer City Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 354 120th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $28,483 117th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,226 104th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $2,148 113th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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