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Living In Bessemer City, NC

A small town in North Carolina, Bessemer City has a population of approximately 5,000. At an average age of just over 38, the town's population skews younger than most cities in North Carolina. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 39% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $693 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Bessemer City will save around $2,900 compared to the state average.

Compared to the national average (5%), Bessemer City has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (8%). Further, 4% have a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Bessemer City: manufacturing and retail. Combined, these industries account for 17% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 11% of the town's population works in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. Bessemer City workers bring in an average annual income of around $45,000, less than the North Carolina average. Bessemer City's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

Averaging about 29 minutes, the commute time for Bessemer City residents is slower than the state average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (38%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

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