Bessemer, Alabama 

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Population

26,697

-4.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Best Places to Live in Bessemer, Alabama

Mid-sized city - North-central Alabama, about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Bessemer, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Arts and culture
-Diversifying economy
-Mild winters
Cons
-Air service
-Crime rates
-Summer heat and humidity

Local Listings in Bessemer
 $43,000 
809 Avenue I
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 856 SqFt
 $219,000 
438 Toadvine Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1728 SqFt
 $87,500 
1662 Praytor Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1152 SqFt

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

City: Bessemer
Zip Codes: 35020 35022
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 618 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bessemer is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bessemer jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bessemer's cost of living is 25.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bessemer's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Bessemer, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Jefferson county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Bessemer's population is 26,697 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 4.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bessemer is $64,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.4%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Bessemer

It's a good time to buy in Bessemer. Home Appreciation is up 8.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Bessemer Real Estate

The median home price in Bessemer is $64,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Bessemer   8 Reviews
Bessemer Al - 2/28/2014
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 (ABB) - 2/28/2014
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

Accountability for a better Bessemer - 2/28/2014
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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35020 35022

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NEW LISTINGS IN BESSEMER
$43,000
809 Avenue I
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$219,000
438 Toadvine Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$87,500
1662 Praytor Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$85,000
811 Parsons Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$96,000
7370 Franklin Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$185,000
1507 9th Ave N
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$32,000
1014 1st Ave N
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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