Bessemer City employment information

IndexBessemer CityNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$16,694$26,779$29,829
Median household income$32,500$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,140$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,474$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$28,401$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$19,401$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate7.8%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level22.1%16.8%15.1%
The Bessemer City, NC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Bessemer City is $16,694, which is 38% lower than than the North Carolina average and 44% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $32,500, which is 33% lower than than the North Carolina average and 41% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Bessemer City is 8%, which is 66% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Bessemer City is 22% which is 47% higher than than the national average.

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$21,664$32,500$65,000
City
$32,167$48,256$96,512
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
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According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

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  • The income per capita in Bessemer City is 44% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bessemer City is 41% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bessemer City is 66% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bessemer City is 47% higher than the national average.

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Bessemer City median earnings by income bracket

Bessemer City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.8%2.1%
Manufacturing sector35.2%1.6%
Financial & insurance services1.6%0.7%
Wholesale & retail services16.9%22.7%
Public administration1.8%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.8%2.8%
Education, health & social services4.0%31.0%
Other18.9%23.9%

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Bessemer City, NC5,462$32,50041%

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Bessemer City, NC5,462$32,50041%
Source: The Bessemer City, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).