Bessemer Information

Bessemer Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Bessemer, AL

General Bessemer Information

State: Alabama

County: Jefferson County

Close cities: Concord, AL, Helena, AL, Pleasant Grove, AL, Hueytown, AL, Midfield, AL, Brighton, AL, Dolomite, AL, Fairfield, AL, Shannon, AL, Hoover, AL, Lipscomb, AL

Bessemer Population (census data)
Total 28,657 (-2.6% since 2000)
Male 12,989 (45.3%)
Female 15,668 (54.7%)

Population Density: 704 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 81.6 (US Avg is 100)

Bessemer Elevation: 510 feet above sea level

Land Area: 40.7 square miles

Median Household Income: $28,107

Zip Codes: 35022, 35020, 35021, and 35023.

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Bessemer Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • Black (69.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (28.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (7.6%)
  • Irish (3.1%)
  • English (2.1%)
  • German (1.7%)
  • Subsaharan African (1.2%)

Local Bessemer Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves
NFL Football: Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons
NBA Basketball: Atlanta Hawks, , Memphis Grizzlies
NHL Hockey: , Nashville Predators
NCAA Sports: University of Alabama, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College

Bessemer School Information

High Schools
Jess Lanier High School (100 High School Drive, Bessemer, AL, 35022 - Bessemer City School District District)
Oak Grove High School (9494 Oak Grove Parkway, Bessemer, AL, 35023 - Jefferson County District)
Middle Schools
James A Davis Middle School (1224 Clarendon Avenue, Bessemer, AL, 35020 - Bessemer City School District District)
Elementary Schools
Abrams Elementary School (1200 23rd Street N, Bessemer, AL, 35020 - Bessemer City School District District)
Charles F Hard Elementary School (2801 Arlington Avenue, Bessemer, AL, 35020 - Bessemer City School District District)
Concord Elementary School (6015 Warrior River Road, Bessemer, AL, 35023 - Jefferson County District)
Greenwood Elementary School (1219 School Road, Bessemer, AL, 35022 - Jefferson County District)
Greenwood Elementary School (5012 Roslyn Road, Bessemer, AL, 35022 - Bessemer City School District District)
Jonesboro Elementary School (125 Owen Avenue, Bessemer, AL, 35020 - Bessemer City School District District)
Oak Grove Elementary School (9000 Tiger Cub Trail, Bessemer, AL, 35023 - Jefferson County District)
Westhills Elementary School (710 Glenn Road, Bessemer, AL, 35022 - Bessemer City School District District)

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