Bessemer is a city located in Jefferson County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 26,250, it is the 21st largest city in Alabama and the 1471st largest city in the United States . Bessemer is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -4.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,456 in 2010. Bessemer reached it's highest population of 33,497 in 1990. Spanning over 41 miles, Bessemer has a population density of 648 people per square mile.
The average household income in Bessemer is $45,855 with a poverty rate of 25.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $743 per month, and the median house value is $86,500. The median age in Bessemer is 39.5 years, 37.4 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.