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Welcome to Bessemer ...
The city of Bessemer is located in Jefferson County.
The location of Bessemer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Bessemer has a population of 26,386 people<2> (see below for details).
Bessemer was established in 1887.
The community of Bessemer is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Bessemer lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Bessemer is within the boundaries of the (205) area code.
The ZIP codes for Bessemer: 35020-35023<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bessemer had a population of 27,456 people. This makes Bessemer the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Bessemer represents 0.57% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 27,456 people, the population of Bessemer decreased 7.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 29,672 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bessemer had an population of 26,386 people. This is a decrease of 3.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.07% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bessemer.
Communities near Bessemer ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bessemer and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bessemer.
Communities Also Named Bessemer ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Bessemer - they are located in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bessemer.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bessemer:
Websites for Bessemer ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bessemer ...
Looking for more information about Bessemer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Bessemer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bessemer.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jan 2019