Bessemer, Alabama 

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Population

26,730

20% Decline

Unemployment Rate

9.5%

Median Income

$30,369

Avg. Home Price

$60,800

Best Places to Live in Bessemer, Alabama

Mid-sized city - North-central Alabama, about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico
Pros
-Arts and culture
-Diversifying economy
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air service
-Crime rates
-Summer heat and humidity

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What Bert Has To Say About Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area

Birmingham is one of the South’s most misunderstood cities. A former steel and manufacturing center once known as the “Pittsburgh of the South,” Birmingham is still thought by many outsiders to combine the grittiness of this legacy with some of the other more unsavory images of the old South. But the truth is far different: Birmingham has experienced a major economic turnaround, and while not quite as far along as noted Southern stars like Charlotte, Raleigh Durham and Atlanta, the area has come a long way.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Jefferson County
Metro Area: Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area
City: Bessemer
Zip Codes: 35020 35022
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 618 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bessemer is 9.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bessemer jobs have decreased by 0.41%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bessemer's cost of living is 27.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bessemer's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Bessemer's population is 26,730 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -20.20%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 40 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bessemer is $60,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -17.07%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Bessemer public schools spend $10,679 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.9 students per teacher in Bessemer. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Bessemer

It's not a good time to buy in Bessemer. Home Appreciation is down -9.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Bessemer Real Estate.

The median home price in Bessemer is $60,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Bessemer    8 Reviews
Bessemer Al - 2/28/2014
Melissa, as a citizen and business person of Bessemer I am trerrible Sad to hear of your experience. I have had the opportunity to live and travel to other area And... (Read More)

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Accountability for a Better Bessemer (ABB) - 2/28/2014
Melissa, as a citizen and business person of Bessemer I am trerrible Sad to hear of your experience. I have had the opportunity to live and travel to other area And... (Read More)

Accountability for a better Bessemer - 2/28/2014
Melissa, as a citizen and business person of Bessemer I am trerrible Sad to hear of your experience. I have had the opportunity to live and travel to other area And... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN BESSEMER, ALABAMA
35020 35022