Bessemer is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 26,348, it is the 21st largest city in Alabama and the 1454th largest city in the United States. Bessemer is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -4.04% 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 650 people per square mile.
The average household income in Bessemer is $43,595 with a poverty rate of 28.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $758 per month, and the median house value is $83,500. The median age in Bessemer is 39.1 years, 35.8 years for males, and 41.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males.