Bessemer City employment information

IndexBessemer CityNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$15,469$25,608$28,555
Median household income$33,583$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$37,848$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$26,188$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$20,777$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$21,076$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate10.1%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level22.0%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Bessemer City is 46% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bessemer City is 37% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bessemer City is 73% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bessemer City is 41% higher than the national average.

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Bessemer City median earnings by income bracket

Bessemer City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.0%1.7%
Manufacturing sector38.5%0.8%
Financial & insurance services0.0%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services11.6%22.5%
Public administration0.7%3.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.2%0.9%
Education, health & social services3.3%31.1%
Other20.8%21.8%

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Cramerton, NC4,212$61,52315%
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Belmont, NC10,346$51,1674%
Earl, NC326$50,6945%
Bessemer City, NC5,410$33,58337%

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Hutchins, TX5,410$36,86631%
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Bessemer City, NC5,410$33,58337%
Source: The Bessemer City, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.