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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataAlabama

Demographic Statistics

Bessemer, Alabama

Number

Percent

Total population29,672100.0
SEX AND AGE
Male13,45045.3
Female16,22254.7
Under 5 years2,2917.7
5 to 9 years2,2137.5
10 to 14 years2,1097.1
15 to 19 years2,1897.4
20 to 24 years1,9816.7
25 to 34 years3,66012.3
35 to 44 years4,07413.7
45 to 54 years3,75312.6
55 to 59 years1,3334.5
60 to 64 years1,1884.0
65 to 74 years2,4428.2
75 to 84 years1,7615.9
85 years and over6782.3
Median age (years)35.9(X)
18 years and over21,72473.2
Male
9,36931.6
Female
12,35541.6
21 years and over20,42668.8
62 years and over5,57618.8
65 years and over4,88116.4
Male
1,7415.9
Female
3,14010.6
RACE
One race29,45199.3
White
8,58428.9
Black or African American
20,63869.6
American Indian and Alaska Native
820.3
Asian
520.2
Asian Indian
140.0
Chinese
80.0
Filipino
40.0
Japanese
50.0
Korean
40.0
Vietnamese
120.0

Other Asian 1

50.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
50.0
Native Hawaiian
20.0
Guamanian or Chamorro
10.0
Samoan
00.0

Other Pacific Islander 2

20.0
Some other race
900.3
Two or more races2210.7

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races 3

White8,72429.4
Black or African American20,75870.0
American Indian and Alaska Native1680.6
Asian1070.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander120.0
Some other race1420.5
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Total population29,672100.0
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)3381.1
Mexican
2060.7
Puerto Rican
390.1
Cuban
20.0
Other Hispanic or Latino
910.3
Not Hispanic or Latino29,33498.9
White alone
8,45828.5
RELATIONSHIP
Total population29,672100.0
In households29,04397.9
Householder
11,53738.9
Spouse
3,99513.5
Child
9,52232.1
Own child under 18 years
6,25421.1
Other relatives
3,13510.6
Under 18 years
1,5845.3
Nonrelatives
8542.9
Unmarried partner
3841.3
In group quarters6292.1
Institutionalized population
5942.0
Noninstitutionalized population
350.1
HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
Total households11,537100.0
Family households (families)7,87368.2
With own children under 18 years
3,52230.5
Married-couple family
3,99534.6
With own children under 18 years
1,52813.2
Female householder, no husband present
3,36429.2
With own children under 18 years
1,82915.9
Nonfamily households3,66431.8
Householder living alone
3,34229.0
Householder 65 years and over
1,49713.0
Households with individuals under 18 years4,33537.6
Households with individuals 65 years and over3,63531.5
Average household size2.52(X)
Average family size3.12(X)
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Total housing units12,790100.0
Occupied housing units11,53790.2
Vacant housing units1,2539.8
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use
130.1
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent)1.9(X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent)7.0(X)
HOUSING TENURE
Occupied housing units11,537100.0
Owner-occupied housing units6,83359.2
Renter-occupied housing units4,70440.8
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.53(X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.49(X)
(X) Not applicable
1 Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories.
2 Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.
3 In combination with one or more other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 1, Matrices P1, P3, P4, P8, P9, P12, P13, P,17, P18, P19, P20, P23, P27, P28, P33, PCT5, PCT8, PCT11, PCT15, H1, H3, H4, H5, H11, and H12.

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