Bessemer, Alabama is a moderately-sized city with a population of 26,856 residents. With a total of 71%, the Black or African American racial group makes up the majority of the population in Bessemer. The next most represented races are 24% White and 0% Asian. Bessemer is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 45%, of the population (over fifteen) is classified as married.
If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Bessemer, Alabama. With useful information like amenities, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Bessemer and in the areas around Bessemer is a much easier task.
Using data and statistics Bessemer has received a livability score of 59 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 16th percentile when compared to all other cities. This score ranks well below the national average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Bessemer has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (A) and weather (B-). Bessemer does not rank well for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Bessemer has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.
Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Bessemer is real estate affordability. The median home price for Bessemer homes is $85,300, which is 33.6% lower than the Alabama average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bessemer, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 3.4% lower than the Alabama average.
|Average one way commute||22min||25min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||77.2%||85.7%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||15.4%||8.8%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||1.3%||0.4%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.0%||0.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.9%||1.1%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.6%||2.9%||4.6%|