Bessemer employment information

Income per capita$16,716$23,936$28,555
Median household income$30,369$43,511$53,482
Median income owner occupied$42,044$54,337$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,064$25,060$33,219
Median earnings male$23,916$33,320$36,116
Median earnings female$22,717$22,089$25,692
Unemployment rate7.3%6.0%5.8%
Poverty level32.7%18.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Bessemer is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bessemer is 43% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bessemer is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bessemer is 110% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Bessemer median earnings by income bracket

Bessemer employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.1%1.9%
Manufacturing sector18.9%0.8%
Financial & insurance services1.1%5.9%
Wholesale & retail services16.6%16.2%
Public administration2.3%5.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.9%5.0%
Education, health & social services8.6%33.9%

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Helena, AL16,752$86,01861%
Lake View, AL2,143$83,58356%
Bessemer, AL27,202$30,36943%

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Milton, MA27,204$113,087111%
Fortuna Foothills, AZ27,181$51,8863%
Lake Jackson, TX27,224$72,64536%
Glen Cove, NY27,161$65,26722%
Bergenfield, NJ27,157$80,36550%
Bessemer, AL27,202$30,36943%
Source: The Bessemer, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.