Bessemer, Pennsylvania Population 2024

1,034

Bessemer is a city located in Lawrence County Pennsylvania. Bessemer has a 2024 population of 1,034. Bessemer is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -3.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,072 in 2020.

The average household income in Bessemer is $77,464 with a poverty rate of 10.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bessemer is 44.2 years, 36.7 years for males, and 47.4 years for females.

Bessemer Demographics

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

  • White: 92.43%
  • Two or more races: 6.25%
  • Asian: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
625.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.54% (-38)
The current population of Bessemer, Pennsylvania is 1,034 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,072.

Bessemer, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White84392.43%
Two or more races576.25%
Asian121.32%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
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

44.2

Total

36.7

Male

47.4

Female

Bessemer Adults

There are 709 adults, (167 of whom are seniors) in Bessemer.

Bessemer Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bessemer Sex Ratio

Female45049.34%
Male46250.66%

Bessemer Population by Age

Bessemer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3882.3579.420.6
Married1553.4394.85.2
Non Family1511.1460.939.1
Female642.5387.512.5
Male182.6172.227.8

2.99

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

79.4%

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 Grade71.11%
9th to 12th Grade274.3%
High School Graduate32651.91%
Some College13321.18%
Associates Degree507.96%
Bachelors Degree507.96%
Graduate Degree355.57%

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
White59355984
2+ Races28281
Asian770

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.17%.

Bessemer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,043$56,875$39,107
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$42,969$56,250$31,125
Some College$41,912$58,125$25,714
Bachelors Degree$43,750$47,500$43,750
Graduate Degree$72,404$0$71,731

$45,043

Average Earnings

$56,875

Average Male

$39,107

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

96.59% of Bessemer residents speak only English, while 3.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.73% of the population.

Bessemer Language

Bessemer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White843829.73%
Multiple571322.81%

10.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.04%

Male Poverty Rate

9.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bessemer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is Multiple, with 22.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bessemer is White, with 9.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.58%.

Bessemer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.65%
High School14.11%
Some College9.29%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Bessemer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed56%
Female Employed1.83%
Male Employed1.72%
Male Unemployed0%

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$58,750$77,464
Families$76,875$84,708
Married Families$98,371$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,694$60,086

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bessemer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.5%

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

Bessemer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bessemer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

67

Number of Veterans

67

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War23
Vietnam18
Second Gulf War11
Korea9
World War II0

Bessemer Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5427
75+22
65 to 7411
18 to 344
55 to 643

Bessemer Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White568.48%
2+ Races1126.19%

Bessemer Veterans by Race

Bessemer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bessemer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

8.7%

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

75.22%

Born in Bessemer

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Bessemer residents were born in the United States, with 75.22% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0% 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
2029986-10-1%
2028996-9-0.9%
20271,005-10-0.99%
20261,015-9-0.88%
20251,024-10-0.97%
20241,034-9-0.86%
20231,043-10-0.95%
20221,053-12-1.13%
20211,065-7-0.65%
20201,072201.9%
20191,052-8-0.75%
20181,06000%
20171,060-1-0.09%
20161,061-4-0.38%
20151,065-7-0.65%
20141,072-10-0.92%
20131,082-7-0.64%
20121,089-7-0.64%
20111,096-11-0.99%
20101,10700%

Bessemer Population by Year