Bessemer is a city located in Gogebic County Michigan. Bessemer has a 2020 population of 1,785. It is also the county seat of Gogebic County. Bessemer is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -1.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,805 in 2010.
The average household income in Bessemer is $45,689 with a poverty rate of 19.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $415 per month, and the median house value is $79,200. The median age in Bessemer is 48.8 years, 41.8 years for males, and 53.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bessemerwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.
96.64% of Bessemer residents speak only English, while 3.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.18% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is Asian, with 51.61% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.39%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Bessemer
98.13% of Bessemer residents were born in the United States, with 79.26% having been born in Michigan. 0.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.