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Living In Bessemer, AL

Bessemer, Alabama is a small city with a population of slightly more than 27,000. The city's population, with an average age of just over 39, is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 38. The majority of Bessemer residents own their homes, and 44% of residents rent. The average rent of $802 per month is roughly the same as the state average.

With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, outperforming most cities in Alabama, Bessemer residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (35%) drive themselves to work, while public transit is not used much. Relatively few workers commute on foot.

There are three primary industries in Bessemer: retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 17% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Bessemer workers bring in an average annual income of around $47K, around $14,000 less than the average Alabama resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Bessemer has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (24%) compared to the national average. Additionally, 8% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 3% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.


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