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Population (year 2000): 29,672. Estimated population in July 2005: 28,641 (-3.5% change)
Males: 13,450 (45.3%), Females: 16,222 (54.7%)

Jefferson County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $23,066 (year 2000)
Median house value: $56,500 (year 2000)

Bessemer, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bessemer:

  • Black (69.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (28.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (7.6%), Irish (3.1%), English (2.1%), German (1.7%), Subsaharan African (1.2%).Alabama

Elevation: 510 feet

Land area: 40.7 square miles

Bessemer,

For population 25 years and over in Bessemer

  • High school or higher: 67.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer city

  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -4,247 (-12.5%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL (10.4 miles Hoover, pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (13.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (586.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (3.4 miles Brighton, AL (3.4 miles Lipscomb, AL (4.3 miles Hueytown, AL (4.9 miles Midfield, AL (6.5 miles Fairfield, Grove, AL (7.1 miles Pleasant AL (7.8 miles Concord, Chapel, AL (9.0 miles McDonald


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 1997: 79 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2002: 51 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2003: 77 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2004: 95 buildings, average cost: $82,200

Latitude: 33.39 N, Longitude: 86.96 W

Area code: 205

Bessemer, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Manufacturing (13.1%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,686 (+25.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,065 (30.9%)

Crime in Bessemer by Year

Type 1999 2000 2004
Murders 10 6 2
    per 100,000 33.7 20.2 6.7
Rapes 22 21 24
    per 100,000 74.1 70.8 80.9
Robberies 150 174 197
    per 100,000 505.5 586.4 663.9
Assaults 206 246 265
    per 100,000 694.3 829.1 893.1
Burglaries 713 802 848
    per 100,000 2402.9 2702.9 2857.9
Thefts 2,203 2,447 2,107
    per 100,000 7424.5 8246.8 7101.0
Auto thefts 282 234 280
    per 100,000 950.4 788.6 943.7
895.1 972.4 976.5

Average climate in Bessemer, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bessemer,

Bessemer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1977, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Bessemer city center killed 22 people and injured 130 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1998, a category 5 tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Bo Jackson - (born 1962), football and baseball star, Kerry Rhodes - 2005 NFL player (New York Jets, born: Aug 2, 1982).


Hospital/medical center in Bessemer:
  • UAB MEDICAL WEST (995 9TH AVENUE SOUTHWEST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bessemer:
  • HEALTHSOUTH METRO WEST HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; FAIRFIELD, AL)
  • BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER PRINCETON (about 10 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Bessemer, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bessemer:
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 18 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
  • TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL (about 47 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; ID: TCL)
  • TALLADEGA MUNI (about 64 miles; TALLADEGA, AL; ID: ASN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bessemer:
  • BESSEMER (about 7 miles; BESSEMER, AL; ID: EKY)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 21 miles; ALABASTER, AL; ID: EET)
  • BIBB COUNTY (about 33 miles; CENTREVILLE, AL; ID: 0A8)

Amtrak station near Bessemer:
  • 14 miles: BIRMINGHAM (1819 MORRIS AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
College/University in Bessemer:
  • BESSEMER STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 794; Location: 1100 9TH AVE SW; Public; Website: www.BessemerTech.com)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer:
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (about 11 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Full-time enrollment: 12,178)
  • SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO (about 20 miles; MONTEVALLO, AL; FT enrollment: 2,651)
  • JEFFERSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; FT enrollment: 3,279)
  • BEVILL STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; SUMITON, AL; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • SHELTON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 3,635)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (about 44 miles; TUSCALOOSA, AL; FT enrollment: 17,453)
Public high schools in Bessemer:
  • JESS LANIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,053; Location: 100 HIGH SCHOOL DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BESSEMER CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY (Location: 1621 5TH AVENUE NORTH; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Bessemer:
  • BESSEMER ACADEMY (Students: 400; Location: 1705 4TH AVE SW; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BRENTWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 72; Location: 831 EASTERN VALLEY ROAD; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bessemer:
  • JAMES A DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 865; Location: 1224 CLARENDON AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • OAK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 845; Location: 9494 OAK GROVE PARKWAY; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • JONESBORO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 622; Location: 125 OWEN AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 598; Location: 9000 TIGER CUB TRAIL; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ABRAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 526; Location: 1200 N 23RD ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CHARLES F HARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 2801 ARLINGTON AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 365; Location: 5012 ROSLYN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CONCORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 6015 WARRIOR RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WESTHILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 710 GLENN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 1219 SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Bessemer:
  • DUNNAMS PRIVATE SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 811 GLENN ROAD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • FLINT HILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 1630 POWDER PLANT ROAD; Grades: PK - 11)
  • ST ALOYSIUS SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 751A ACADEMY DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI (Students: 61; Location: 2410 7TH AVE N; Grades: UG - UG)
  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 1201 24TH STREET NORTH; Grades: PK - 3)
Library in Bessemer:
  • BESSEMER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $591,852; Location: 701 9TH AVENUE N; 65,247 books; 1,999 audio materials; 1,415 video materials; 120 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Bessemer: Sparks Gap (A), Wellington Industrial Park (B), Woodward Industrial Park (C), Bessemer Municipal Golf Course (D), Fire Station Number 5 (E), Fire Station Number 1 (F), Bessemer Public Library (G), Bessemer City Jail (H), Bessemer City Hall (I).

Shopping Centers: West Lake Mall Shopping Center (1), West Town Plaza Shopping Center (2), Bessemer Plaza Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Bessemer include: West Side Baptist Church (A), Blessed Assembly Church of God (B), Twentyfourth Street Church of Christ (C), Twentyfirst Street Baptist Church (D), Twentyeighth Street Church of God (E), Trinity Episcopal Church (F), Touching Jesus Independent Church (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Cedar Hill Cemetery (1), Sadlers Cemetery (2), Oakdale Cemetery (3).

Lakes: Blue Lake (A), B Mountain Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Shades Creek (A), Little Blue Creek (B), Fivemile Creek (C), Rocky Brook (D), Halls Creek (E).

Parks in Bessemer include: Roosevelt Park (1), Snitz Snider Memorial Stadium (2), Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge (3).


Bessemer compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bessemer:
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSMQ (1450 AM; 1 kW; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: BESSEMER RADIO INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRJS (1320 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FAIRFIELD, AL; Owner: RICHARDSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WATV (900 AM; 1 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLPH (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; IRONDALE, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCOC (1010 AM; 5 kW; DORA, AL; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALABAMA, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bessemer:
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • W281AB (104.1 FM; MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: SAMFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; COLUMBIANA, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WENN (105.9 FM; TRUSSVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BRIARWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Bessemer:
  • WBXA-CA (Channel 2; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WABM (Channel 68; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM (WABM-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WBMA-LP (Channel 58; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM BROADCASTING (WVTM-TV), LLC)
  • W27CM (Channel 27; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34BI (Channel 34; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • W46DK (Channel 46; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W15AZ (Channel 15; ALABASTER, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST CHURCH SCHOOL)
  • W62BG (Channel 62; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W49AY (Channel 49; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)

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