Bessemer, Michigan Population 2022

1,785
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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.

Bessemer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bessemerwas:

  • White: 95.72%
  • Asian: 1.87%
  • Two or more races: 1.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.66%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bessemer, Michigan is 1,785 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,805.

Bessemer, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,58895.72%
Black or African American110.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.48%
Asian311.87%
Some Other Race20.12%
Two or More Races191.15%
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Bessemer Population by Race

Bessemer Population Pyramid 2022

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Bessemer Median Age

50.8


Total

45.9


Male

51.2


Female

Bessemer Adults

There are 1,414 adults, (378 of whom are seniors) in Bessemer.

Bessemer Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bessemer Sex Ratio

Female

912

54.97%

Male

747

45.03%

Bessemer Population by Age

Bessemer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bessemer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.9%9.1%
Female86.3%13.7%
All78.9%21.1%
Non Family68.9%31.1%
Male41.3%58.7%

78.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bessemer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8471.9378.9
Married3502.3890.9
Male462.9341.3
Female1172.7286.3
Non Family3341.0368.9

2.4

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

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Bessemer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade282.28%
High School Graduate47638.76%
Some College20616.78%
Associates Degree29023.62%
Bachelors Degree16513.44%
Graduate Degree635.13%
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Bessemer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bessemer Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race222
White1,1631,135226
Hispanic23232
Black1111
Native American44
Asian3131
2+ Races1414

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%.

Bessemer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,800$40,903$28,125
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$19,306$40,096$
Some College$35,833$21,471$38,073
Bachelors Degree$63,220$63,623$
Graduate Degree$$$

$33,800

Average Earnings

$40,903

Average Male

$28,125

Average Female

Bessemer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bessemer Language by Age

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Bessemer Language

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.

Bessemer Language

Bessemer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian311651.61%
White1,57130119.16%
OtherNaN%

19.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.64%

Male Poverty Rate

18.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bessemer

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%.

Bessemer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.00%
High School16.30%
Some College15.32%
Bachelors or Greater7.17%

Bessemer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed17.96%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed5.86%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Bessemer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bessemer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,566$54,542
Families$66,250$69,760
Married Families$77,045-
Non Families$21,591$28,285
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Income by Household Type

Bessemer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bessemer Married by Age and Sex

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Bessemer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bessemer Marital Status by Race

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Bessemer Marital Status

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155

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War13
First Gulf War14
Vietnam84
Korea4
World War II4

Bessemer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344
35 to 5418
55 to 6455
65 to 7466
75+12

Bessemer Veterans by Age

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Bessemer Veterans by Race

Bessemer Veterans by Education

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23.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bessemer Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bessemer Employment by Age

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Bessemer Employment by Race

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Bessemer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.26%

Born in Bessemer

98.13%

Native Born

1.87%

Foreign Born

0.90%

Non Citizen

0.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Bessemer Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20101,9050.00%
20111,895-10-0.52%
20121,885-10-0.53%
20131,875-10-0.53%
20141,865-10-0.53%
20151,855-10-0.54%
20161,845-10-0.54%
20171,835-10-0.54%
20181,825-10-0.54%
20191,815-10-0.55%
20201,805-10-0.55%
20211,795-10-0.55%
20221,785-10-0.56%

Bessemer Population by Year