Bessemer, MI Profile: Facts & Data

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Bessemer, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Bessemer had a population of 1,780 as of July 1, 2018. Bessemer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bessemer is located at latitude 46.4775 and longitude -90.0499 in Gogebic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bessemer (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gogebic County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The City of Bessemer (GNIS ID: 1625928) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,780
Population in Households 1,760
Population in Familes 1,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 326
Diversity Index3 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,530
Average Household Income $50,015
Per Capita Income $23,307

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 643 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $54,520
Average Home Value $74,379
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 829
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 474
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 -0.82% -0.99%
Households -0.83% -0.98%
Families -0.91% -1.21%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Bessemer, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bessemer to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 325 53rd
Population Density # 580 16th
Diversity Index # 612 12th
Median Household Income # 541 22nd
Per Capita Income # 405 42nd

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