Bessemer, Michigan Population 2024

1,783

Bessemer is a city located in Gogebic County Michigan. Bessemer has a 2024 population of 1,783. It is also the county seat of Gogebic County. Bessemer is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -0.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,799 in 2020.

The average household income in Bessemer is $62,436 with a poverty rate of 18.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bessemer is 50.4 years, 48.5 years for males, and 50.6 years for females.

Bessemer Demographics

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

  • White: 93.68%
  • Two or more races: 4.57%
  • Asian: 1.29%
  • Black or African American: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
324.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.89% (-16)
The current population of Bessemer, Michigan is 1,783 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,799.

Bessemer, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,60093.68%
Two or more races784.57%
Asian221.29%
Black or African American40.23%
Native American40.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bessemer Population by Race

Bessemer Population Pyramid 2024

Bessemer Median Age

50.4

Total

48.5

Male

50.6

Female

Bessemer Adults

There are 1,403 adults, (396 of whom are seniors) in Bessemer.

Bessemer Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Bessemer Sex Ratio

Female94755.44%
Male76144.56%

Bessemer Population by Age

Bessemer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8312.0277.622.4
Married4082.5592.67.4
Non Family2881.0256.943.1
Female862.2295.34.7
Male493.1442.957.1

2.44

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bessemer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade00%
9th to 12th Grade191.53%
High School Graduate41033.06%
Some College22718.31%
Associates Degree30724.76%
Bachelors Degree21417.26%
Graduate Degree635.08%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bessemer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bessemer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1481,129263
2+ Races58580
Hispanic35350
Asian222214
Black440
Native American440

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.64%.

Bessemer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,125$41,364$37,625
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$13,939$0$14,069
Some College$40,000$32,969$43,093
Bachelors Degree$70,302$71,069$61,250
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$38,125

Average Earnings

$41,364

Average Male

$37,625

Average Female

Bessemer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bessemer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bessemer Language

97.8% of Bessemer residents speak only English, while 2.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.1% of the population.

Bessemer Language

Bessemer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,56728218%
Asian2222100%
Black44100%

18.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.67%

Male Poverty Rate

18.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bessemer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is White, with 18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.04%.

Bessemer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.46%
High School17.16%
Some College13.91%
Bachelors or Greater8.49%

Bessemer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.89%
Male Unemployed35%
Male Employed13.99%
Female Employed3.8%

Bessemer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bessemer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$49,323$62,436
Families$71,250$76,647
Married Families$91,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,000$34,483

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bessemer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bessemer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bessemer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

141

Number of Veterans

134

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam102
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Bessemer Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7480
55 to 6432
75+25
35 to 544
18 to 340

Bessemer Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1239.35%
2+ Races1729.31%
Black125%

Bessemer Veterans by Race

Bessemer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bessemer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bessemer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bessemer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bessemer 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

72.6%

Born in Bessemer

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.06%

Non Citizen

1.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Bessemer residents were born in the United States, with 72.6% having been born in Michigan. 0.06% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,763-4-0.23%
20281,767-4-0.23%
20271,771-4-0.23%
20261,775-4-0.22%
20251,779-4-0.22%
20241,783-4-0.22%
20231,787-4-0.22%
20221,791-7-0.39%
20211,798-1-0.06%
20201,799935.45%
20191,706-44-2.51%
20181,750-11-0.62%
20171,761-3-0.17%
20161,764-19-1.07%
20151,783-30-1.65%
20141,813-21-1.15%
20131,834-20-1.08%
20121,854-25-1.33%
20111,879-28-1.47%
20101,90700%

Bessemer Population by Year