StatisticBessemerAlabamaNational
Population26,8564,903,185328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)6629791
Median age40.138.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%40%43%
Speak English95%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Bessemer is 583% higher than Alabama
  • The median age in Bessemer is 4% higher than Alabama
  • In Bessemer 23.93% of the population is White
  • In Bessemer 70.83% of the population is Black
  • In Bessemer 0.06% of the population is Asian

Compare Bessemer, AL Demographics

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      Bessemer population breakdown by race

      RaceBessemerAlabamaNational
      White23.93%68.68%73.35%
      Black70.83%26.48%12.63%
      Asian0.06%1.25%5.22%
      American Indian0.21%0.49%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.02%0.04%0.18%
      Mixed race1.18%1.76%3.06%
      Other race3.78%1.28%4.75%
      In Bessemer, 4.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

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      Bessemer age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Bessemer, AL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).