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-Arts and culture
-Diversifying economy
-Mild winters

Cons

-Air service
-Crime rates
-Summer heat and humidity


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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.


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Quick Facts About Bessemer


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bessemer is 9.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bessemer jobs have Decreased by 0.41 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bessemer's cost of living is 27.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bessemer's population is 26,730 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -20.20 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 40 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bessemer is $60,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -17.07%.
    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.

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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.
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  2/28/2014
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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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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

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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