Bessemer City, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Bessemer City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Bessemer City had a population of 5,441 as of July 1, 2018. Bessemer City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bessemer City is located at latitude 35.2847 and longitude -81.285 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bessemer City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Bessemer City (GNIS ID: 2403865) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bessemer City is located within Township of Crowders Mountain, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gaston County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bessemer City: Crowders Mountain.

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Bessemer City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,441
Population in Households 5,434
Population in Familes 4,451
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,152
Diversity Index3 43
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,173
Average Household Income $52,179
Per Capita Income $19,971

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,393 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,218 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 877 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $138,115
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,096
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,434
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.23% 0.47%
Households 0.17% 0.41%
Families 0.14% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

Bessemer City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bessemer City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 145 81st
Population Density # 173 77th
Diversity Index # 418 44th
Median Household Income # 503 32nd
Per Capita Income # 557 25th

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