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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Diversifying economy
-Mild winters

Cons

-Air service
-Crime rates
-Summer heat and humidity


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.


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Quick Facts About Bessemer


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bessemer's cost of living is 21.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bessemer's population is 27,516 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.23 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bessemer is $89,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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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Comments


re: BESSEMER NEEDS OUR GUARDS TO CLEAN IT UP AND G
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)
Bessemer is the worst city
I have lived in many cities. The worst I have ever lived in is Bessemer, Alabama. Crime is rampant!!! There are parts of Bessemer that I would not go into even with a... (read more)
re: BESSEMER NEEDS OUR GUARDS TO CLEAN IT UP AND G
I grew up in Bessemer and it really was a nice place back in the day. But Bessemer has changed and seems to be a magnet for the "down and outs" from nearby downtown... (read more)
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