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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataAlabama

Economic Statistics

Bessemer, Alabama

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over22,620100.0
In labor force11,44250.6
Civilian labor force
11,44250.6
Employed
10,19345.1
Unemployed
1,2495.5
Percent of civilian labor force
10.9(X)
Armed Forces
00.0
Not in labor force11,17849.4
Females 16 years and over12,851100.0
In labor force6,08447.3
Civilian labor force
6,08447.3
Employed
5,42942.2
Own children under 6 years2,596100.0
All parents in family in labor force1,49757.7
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over9,913100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone7,90379.7
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled1,54815.6
Public transportation (including taxicab)1581.6
Walked1811.8
Other means850.9
Worked at home380.4
Mean travel time to work (minutes)24.1(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over10,193100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations2,24622.0
Service occupations2,06520.3
Sales and office occupations2,79027.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations80.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,07410.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations2,01019.7
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining1101.1
Construction6386.3
Manufacturing1,33713.1
Wholesale trade3633.6
Retail trade1,22212.0
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities5415.3
Information2102.1
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing7257.1
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services6836.7
Educational, health and social services2,28722.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services8578.4
Other services (except public administration)6886.7
Public administration5325.2
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers8,16580.1
Government workers1,63216.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business3963.9
Unpaid family workers00.0
INCOME IN 1999
Households11,750100.0
Less than $10,0002,77623.6
$10,000 to $14,9991,30511.1
$15,000 to $24,9992,19718.7
$25,000 to $34,9991,61813.8
$35,000 to $49,9991,71014.6
$50,000 to $74,9991,23810.5
$75,000 to $99,9995734.9
$100,000 to $149,9992452.1
$150,000 to $199,999610.5
$200,000 or more270.2
Median household income (dollars)23,066(X)
With earnings7,92967.5
Mean earnings (dollars)
33,553(X)
With Social Security income4,14835.3
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
9,579(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,23810.5
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,428(X)
With public assistance income5814.9
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
1,936(X)
With retirement income2,11318.0
Mean retirement income (dollars)
10,749(X)
Families8,032100.0
Less than $10,0001,33616.6
$10,000 to $14,9997739.6
$15,000 to $24,9991,51118.8
$25,000 to $34,9991,16014.4
$35,000 to $49,9991,36517.0
$50,000 to $74,9991,09413.6
$75,000 to $99,9995146.4
$100,000 to $149,9992182.7
$150,000 to $199,999540.7
$200,000 or more70.1
Median family income (dollars)28,230(X)
Per capita income (dollars)12,232(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers29,413(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers21,552(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families1,943(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.2
With related children under 18 years1,540(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)33.7
With related children under 5 years
846(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)44.5
Families with female householder, no husband present1,419(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)42.4
With related children under 18 years1,221(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)50.8
With related children under 5 years
683(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)64.4
Individuals7,969(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)27.2
18 years and over4,913(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)23.2
65 years and over
1,164(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.7
Related children under 18 years3,044(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)37.8
Related children 5 to 17 years
1,985(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)35.3
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over1,614(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)36.5
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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