Bessemer, Michigan Population 2020

1,737

Bessemer is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 1,737, it is the 271st largest city in Michigan and the 8157th largest city in the United States. Bessemer is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -8.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,905 in 2010. Bessemer reached it's highest population of 1,906 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Bessemer has a population density of 316 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bessemer is $48,186 with a poverty rate of 15.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $398 per month, and the median house value is $52,700. The median age in Bessemer is 45.9 years, 43.9 years for males, and 49 years for females. For every 100 females there are 108.4 males.

Bessemer Demographics

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

  • White: 96.72%
  • Native American: 1.48%
  • Black or African American: 0.95%
  • Asian: 0.53%
  • Two or more races: 0.26%
  • Other race: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bessemer, Michigan is 1,737, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,747.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,905.

Bessemer, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,82896.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native281.48%
Black or African American180.95%
Asian100.53%
Two or More Races50.26%
Some Other Race10.05%

Bessemer Population Pyramid 2020

Bessemer Median Age

45.9


Total

43.9


Male

49


Female

Bessemer Adults

There are 1,531 adults, (432 of whom are seniors) in Bessemer.

Bessemer Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bessemer Sex Ratio

Female

907

47.99%

Male

983

52.01%

Bessemer Households and Families

Bessemer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bessemer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.3%12.7%
All74.6%25.4%
Female69.4%30.6%
Non Family66.2%33.8%
Male45.2%54.8%

74.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8342.2374.6
Married3612.8287.3
Non Family3461.1166.2
Female853.7269.4
Male423.3145.2

2.89

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bessemer Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade251.88%
High School Graduate52239.16%
Some College34525.88%
Associates Degree17713.28%
Bachelors Degree19814.85%
Graduate Degree664.95%

Bessemer Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,2751,255263
Native American2121
Black1813
Hispanic12121
Asian1010
Multiple Races22
Other Race111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,837$31,976$25,345
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$25,431$30,670$21,932
Some College$24,375$21,528$28,125
Bachelors Degree$45,577$46,490$31,250
Graduate Degree$$$40,313

$27,837

Average Earnings

$31,976

Average Male

$25,345

Average Female

Bessemer Language

Bessemer Language by Age

Bessemer Language

95.32% of Bessemer residents speak only English, while 4.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Bessemer Poverty

Bessemer Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,81729316.13%
Black33100.00%

15.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.93%

Male Poverty Rate

14.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bessemer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is White, with 16.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.00%
High School14.82%
Some College10.54%
Bachelors or Greater7.72%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed25.00%
Male Employed12.90%
Female Employed6.54%

Bessemer Income

Bessemer Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,333$48,186
Families$56,818$61,228
Married Families$66,625-
Non Families$18,917$26,156

Bessemer Marital Status

Bessemer Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Bessemer Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Bessemer Marital Status by Race

Bessemer Veterans

219

Number of Veterans

201

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam121
Second Gulf War17
First Gulf War10
World War II6
Korea6
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7480
55 to 6466
75+36
35 to 5428
18 to 349

$Bessemer Veterans by Education

10.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bessemer Employment Status

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bessemer Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.60%

Born in Michigan

99.21%

Native Born

0.79%

Foreign Born

0.79%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.21% of Bessemer residents were born in the United States, with 73.60% having been born in Michigan. 0.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,737-5-0.29%
20191,742-5-0.29%
20181,747-12-0.68%
20171,759-5-0.28%
20161,764-19-1.07%
20151,783-29-1.60%
20141,812-20-1.09%
20131,832-21-1.13%
20121,853-25-1.33%
20111,878-28-1.47%
20101,9060.00%