Bessemer, Pennsylvania Population 2021

1,029
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Bessemer is a city located in Lawrence County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 1,029, it is the 589th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 10185th largest city in the United States . Bessemer is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -7.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,111 in 2010. Bessemer reached it's highest population of 1,107 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Bessemer has a population density of 622 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bessemer is $67,800 with a poverty rate of 6.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $679 per month, and the median house value is $95,800. The median age in Bessemer is 44.2 years, 39.2 years for males, and 47.7 years for females.

Bessemer Demographics

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

  • White: 96.51%
  • Two or more races: 3.13%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bessemer, Pennsylvania is 1,029 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,062.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,111.

Bessemer, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,05096.51%
Two or More Races343.13%
Asian40.37%
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Bessemer Population by Race

Bessemer Population Pyramid $2021

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Bessemer Median Age

44.2


Total

39.2


Male

47.7


Female

Bessemer Adults

There are 864 adults, (234 of whom are seniors) in Bessemer.

Bessemer Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bessemer Sex Ratio

Female

520

47.79%

Male

568

52.21%

Bessemer Population by Age

Bessemer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bessemer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female97.5%2.5%
Married91.6%8.4%
All85.1%14.9%
Male78.8%21.2%
Non Family72.4%27.6%

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bessemer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4552.3985.1
Married2373.191.6
Non Family1451.2172.4
Female402.697.5
Male332.2478.8

2.88

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Bessemer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade131.63%
9th to 12th Grade496.15%
High School Graduate34843.66%
Some College14418.07%
Associates Degree10413.05%
Bachelors Degree8610.79%
Graduate Degree536.65%
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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
White782720139
2+ Races1111
Asian44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 17.77%.

Bessemer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,471$43,750$35,313
Less Than 9th Grade$42,031$$
High School Graduate$31,719$48,250$24,861
Some College$37,375$36,917$37,829
Bachelors Degree$41,250$41,071$42,679
Graduate Degree$61,923$$60,962

$37,471

Average Earnings

$43,750

Average Male

$35,313

Average Female

Bessemer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bessemer Language by Age

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Bessemer Language

96.51% of Bessemer residents speak only English, while 3.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.27% of the population.

Bessemer Language

Bessemer Poverty by Race

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6.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.51%

Male Poverty Rate

7.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bessemer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is White, with 7.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is White, with 7.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.51%.

Bessemer Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School11.21%
Bachelors or Greater6.47%
Some College4.44%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Bessemer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed62.50%
Male Employed4.58%
Female Employed1.27%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bessemer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bessemer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,850$67,800
Families$77,353$81,303
Married Families$85,664-
Non Families$24,479$38,292
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Income by Household Type

Bessemer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.0%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bessemer Marital Status by Race

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Bessemer Marital Status

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92

Number of Veterans

92

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam35
First Gulf War26
Korea13
Second Gulf War9
World War II

Bessemer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+31
35 to 5428
65 to 7424
55 to 649
18 to 34

Bessemer Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White779.17%
2+ Races1155.00%
Asian4100.00%

Bessemer Veterans by Race

Bessemer Veterans by Education

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13.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bessemer Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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79.04%

Born in Bessemer

98.53%

Native Born

1.47%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.53% of Bessemer residents were born in the United States, with 79.04% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bessemer Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,029-11-1.06%
20201,040-11-1.05%
20191,051-11-1.04%
20181,06230.28%
20171,059-3-0.28%
20161,062-2-0.19%
20151,064-7-0.65%
20141,071-11-1.02%
20131,082-7-0.64%
20121,089-7-0.64%
20111,096-11-0.99%
20101,1070.00%

Bessemer Population by Year