Bessemer City, North Carolina Population 2024

5,665

Bessemer City is a city located in Gaston County North Carolina. Bessemer City has a 2024 population of 5,665. Bessemer City is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 4.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,444 in 2020.

The average household income in Bessemer City is $59,200 with a poverty rate of 14.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bessemer City is 38.5 years, 28.6 years for males, and 45 years for females.

Bessemer City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bessemer City was:

  • White: 81.23%
  • Black or African American: 10.11%
  • Two or more races: 6.98%
  • Other race: 1.55%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,089.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.06% (221)
The current population of Bessemer City, North Carolina is 5,665 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,444.

Bessemer City, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,44581.23%
Black or African American55310.11%
Two or more races3826.98%
Other race851.55%
Asian70.13%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bessemer City Population by Race

Bessemer City Population Pyramid 2024

Bessemer City Median Age

38.5

Total

28.6

Male

45

Female

Bessemer City Adults

There are 4,585 adults, (906 of whom are seniors) in Bessemer City.

Bessemer City Age Dependency

48.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bessemer City Sex Ratio

Female2,66748.74%
Male2,80551.26%

Bessemer City Population by Age

Bessemer City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,1812.54951
Non Family8621.1240.459.6
Married8363.1259.140.9
Female3723.9637.462.6
Male1113.5978.421.6
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3.16

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

49.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bessemer City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bessemer City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bessemer City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Bessemer City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,566

Average Earnings

$41,204

Average Male

$34,659

Average Female

Bessemer City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bessemer City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bessemer City Language

91.29% of Bessemer City residents speak only English, while 8.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.17% of the population.

Bessemer City Language

Bessemer City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,19154913.1%
Multiple38214638.22%
Black5537613.74%
Other8578.24%
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14.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.52%

Male Poverty Rate

15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bessemer City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bessemer City is Multiple, with 38.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bessemer City is Other, with 8.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.68%.

Bessemer City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.89%
Less Than 9th Grade19.45%
Bachelors or Greater14.58%
Some College3.7%
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Bessemer City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed58.7%
Female Unemployed27.13%
Male Employed6.45%
Female Employed2.47%
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Bessemer City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bessemer City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bessemer City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bessemer City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bessemer City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bessemer City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bessemer City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

291

Number of Veterans

279

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Bessemer City Veterans by War

count

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Bessemer City Veterans by Age

count

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Bessemer City Veterans by Race

Bessemer City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bessemer City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bessemer City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bessemer City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bessemer City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.52%

Born in Bessemer City

97.35%

Native Born

2.65%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

2.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.35% of Bessemer City residents were born in the United States, with 76.52% having been born in North Carolina. 0.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bessemer City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,920510.87%
20285,869510.88%
20275,818510.88%
20265,767510.89%
20255,716510.9%
20245,665510.91%
20235,614510.92%
20225,563510.93%
20215,512681.25%
20205,444-141-2.52%
20195,585520.94%
20185,533691.26%
20175,464400.74%
20165,424190.35%
20155,405330.61%
20145,37290.17%
20135,363220.41%
20125,341-3-0.06%
20115,344120.23%
20105,3322134.16%
20005,1194218.96%
19904,698-89-1.86%
19804,787-430-8.24%
19705,2171,20029.87%
19604,017561.41%
19503,96139411.05%
19403,567-172-4.6%
19303,739
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Bessemer City Population by Year