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Overview
Population:27,516
Pop. Change:-9%
State: Alabama
Metro Area: Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area
County: Jefferson County
City:Bessemer
Zip Code:35020, 35022, ... 2 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Bessemer's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized city  Location: North-central Alabama, about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico Elevation: 618 Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Interesting Facts about Bessemer, Alabama

As of 2014, Bessemer's population is 27,516 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.23 percent.

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The median home cost in Bessemer is $89,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.30 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Bessemer's cost of living is 21.60% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Bessemer public schools spend $12,222 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Bessemer.

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The unemployment rate in Bessemer is 8.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bessemer jobs have Decreased by 0.97 percent.


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Map Of Bessemer

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Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Bessemer's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes