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City of Bessemer, AL Economic Information

Bessemer, AL Selected Economic Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey employment of persons 16 years of age and older
    21,323
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently in labor force
    10,915
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently in labor force
    51.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently in Civilian labor force
    10,898
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently in Civilian labor force
    51.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently employed in Civilian labor force
    9,349
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently employed in Civilian labor force
    43.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently unemployed in Civilian labor force
    1,549
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently unemployed in Civilian labor force
    7.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older currently in Civilian labor force, Armed Forces
    17
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older currently in Civilian labor force, Armed Forces
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years of age and older not in labor force
    10,408
  • Percentage of persons 16 years of age and older not in labor force
    48.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in civilian labor force
    10,898
  • Percentage of unemployed persons in civilian labor force
    14.2%
  • American Community Survey number of women 16 years and older (labor)
    11,639
  • American Community Survey number of women 16 years and older in labor force
    5,576
  • Percentage of women 16 years and older in labor force
    47.9%
  • American Community Survey number of women 16 years and older in civilian labor force
    5,563
  • Percentage of women 16 years and older in civilian labor force
    47.8%
  • American Community Survey number of women 16 years and older in employed in civilian labor force
    4,767
  • Percentage of women 16 years and older in employed in civilian labor force
    41.0%
  • American Community Survey number in labor force with own children under the age of 6
    1,973
  • American Community Survey number in labor force with own children under the age of 6 when all parents in family are in labor force
    1,147
  • Percentage in labor force with own children under the age of 6 when all parents in family are in labor force
    58.1%
  • American Community Survey number in labor force with own children of 6 to 17 years
    4,157
  • American Community Survey number in labor force with own children 6 to 17 years when all parents in family are in labor force
    3,143
  • Percentage in labor force with own children 6 to 17 years when all parents in family are in labor force
    75.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that commute to work
    9,168
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that commute to work by car, truck or van (drove alone)
    7,620
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older that commute to work by car, truck or van (drove alone)
    83.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that commute to work by car, truck or van (carpooled)
    1,001
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older that commute to work by car, truck or van (carpooled)
    10.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that commute to work using public transportation (not including taxicabs)
    99
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older that commute to work using public transportation (not including taxicabs)
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older that walked to work
    155
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older that walked to work
    1.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older which used other means to commute to work
    118
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older which used other means to commute to work
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older which worked at home
    175
  • Percentage of persons 16 years and older which worked at home
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 16 years and older mean travel time to work in minutes
    23.50
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older by occupation
    9,349
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in management, business, science, and arts occupations
    2,235
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in management, business, science, and arts occupations
    23.9%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in service occupations
    1,696
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in service occupations
    18.1%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in sales and office occupations
    2,809
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in sales and office occupations
    30.0%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
    900
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in production, transportation, and material moving occupations
    1,709
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in production, transportation, and material moving occupations
    18.3%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older (Industries)
    9,349
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industry
    70
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the construction industry
    555
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the construction industry
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the manufacturing industry
    1,189
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in the manufacturing industry
    12.7%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in wholesale trade
    199
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in wholesale trade
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in retail trade
    1,337
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older in retail trade
    14.3%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in transportation and warehousing, and utilities
    692
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in transportation and warehousing, and utilities
    7.4%
  • American Community Survey number of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in the information industry
    88
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in the information industry
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
    421
  • Percentage of civilian employed persons 16 years and older working in finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
    4.5%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
    752
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
    8.0%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in educational services, and health care and social assistance
    2,013
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in educational services, and health care and social assistance
    21.5%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services
    1,229
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services
    13.1%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in other services, except public administration
    447
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in other services, except public administration
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older working in public administration
    357
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older working in public administration
    3.8%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older (by class of worker)
    9,349
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older which are private wage and salary workers
    7,405
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older which are private wage and salary workers
    79.2%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older which are government workers
    1,357
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older which are government workers
    14.5%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older which are self employed in own not incorporated business workers
    578
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older which are self employed in own not incorporated business workers
    6.2%
  • American Community Survey number of employed persons 16 years and older which are unpaid family workers
    9
  • Percentage of employed persons 16 years and older which are unpaid family workers
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation - dollars)
    10,457
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) under $10,000
    1,745
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) under $10,000
    16.7%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $10,000 to $14,999
    969
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $10,000 to $14,999
    9.3%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $15,000 to $24,999
    1,739
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $15,000 to $24,999
    16.6%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $25,000 to $34,999
    1,440
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $25,000 to $34,999
    13.8%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $35,000 to $49,999
    1,486
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $35,000 to $49,999
    14.2%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $50,000 to $74,999
    1,514
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $50,000 to $74,999
    14.5%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $75,000 to $99,999
    739
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $75,000 to $99,999
    7.1%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $100,000 to $149,999
    665
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $100,000 to $149,999
    6.4%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $150,000 to $199,999
    103
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $150,000 to $199,999
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $200,000 or more
    57
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) $200,000 or more
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median household income (dollars)
    30,369
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Mean household income (dollars)
    40,579
  • American Community Survey with earnings, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    6,548
  • Percentage earnings, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    62.6%
  • American Community Survey earnings, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Mean earnings (dollars)
    44,942
  • American Community Survey with Social Security, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    4,046
  • Percentage with Social Security, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    38.7%
  • American Community Survey with Social Security, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Mean Social Security income (dollars)
    14,496
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with retirement income
    2,319
  • Percentage of income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with retirement income
    22.2%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with retirement income, mean retirement income (dollars)
    15,424
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Supplemental Security Income
    1,444
  • Percentage income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Supplemental Security Income
    13.8%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Supplemental Security Income, mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
    9,128
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with cash public assistance income
    313
  • Percentage of income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with cash public assistance income
    3.0%
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with cash public assistance income, mean cash public assistance income (dollars)
    2,230
  • American Community Survey income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months
    2,977
  • Percentage of income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) with Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months
    28.5%
  • American Community Survey families, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    6,507
  • American Community Survey families, under $10,000, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    789
  • American Community Survey families, under $10,000, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    12.1%
  • American Community Survey families, $10,000 to $14,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    287
  • Percentage of families, $10,000 to $14,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    4.4%
  • American Community Survey families, $15,000 to $24,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    977
  • Percentage of families, $15,000 to $24,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    15.0%
  • American Community Survey families, $25,000 to $34,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    963
  • Percentage of families, $25,000 to $34,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    14.8%
  • American Community Survey families, $35,000 to $49,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    1,043
  • Percentage of families, $35,000 to $49,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    16.0%
  • American Community Survey families, $50,000 to $74,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    1,113
  • Percentage of families, $50,000 to $74,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    17.1%
  • American Community Survey families, $75,000 to $99,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    553
  • Percentage of families, $75,000 to $99,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    8.5%
  • American Community Survey families, $100,000 to $149,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    622
  • Percentage families, $100,000 to $149,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    9.6%
  • American Community Survey families, $150,000 to $199,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    103
  • Percentage of families, $150,000 to $199,999, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey families, $200,000 or more, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    57
  • Percentage of families, $200,000 or more, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation)
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey median family income, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) (dollars)
    38,736
  • American Community Survey mean family income, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) (dollars)
    48,720
  • American Community Survey per capita income , income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) (dollars)
    16,716
  • American Community Survey non family households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) (dollars)
    3,950
  • American Community Survey non family households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median non family income (dollars)
    17,223
  • American Community Survey non family households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Mean non family income (dollars)
    26,110
  • American Community Survey households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median earnings for workers (dollars)
    23,113
  • American Community Survey households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median earnings for full time employed year-round workers men (dollars)
    37,509
  • American Community Survey households, income and benefits in 2014 (Adjusted for inflation) Median earnings for full time employed year-round workers women (dollars)
    32,733
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons (Health Insurance)
    26,687
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons which have health insurance coverage
    22,060
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons which have health insurance coverage
    82.7%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons which have private health insurance coverage
    12,951
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons which have private health insurance coverage
    48.5%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons which have public health insurance coverage
    12,279
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons which have public health insurance coverage
    46.0%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons without health insurance coverage
    4,627
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons without health insurance coverage
    17.3%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons under 18 years (Health Insurance)
    6,689
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons under 18 years without health insurance coverage
    314
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons under 18 years without health insurance coverage
    4.7%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons 18 to 64 years of age
    16,092
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age
    10,403
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age
    8,909
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health insurance coverage
    6,727
  • Percentage of non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health insurance coverage
    75.5%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have private health insurance coverage
    6,349
  • Percentage of non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have private health insurance coverage
    71.3%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have public health insurance coverage
    566
  • Percentage of non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have public health insurance coverage
    6.4%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    2,182
  • Percentage of non institutionalized employed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    24.5%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    1,494
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with health insurance coverage
    808
  • Percentage of non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with health insurance coverage
    54.1%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with private health insurance coverage
    353
  • Percentage of non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with private health insurance coverage
    23.6%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with public health insurance coverage
    467
  • Percentage of non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age with public health insurance coverage
    31.3%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    686
  • Percentage of non institutionalized unemployed civilian persons in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    45.9%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age (Health Insurance)
    5,689
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health insurance coverage
    4,299
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health insurance coverage
    75.6%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have private health insurance coverage
    1,705
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have private health insurance coverage
    30.0%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have public health insurance coverage
    3,212
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age which have health public insurance coverage
    56.5%
  • American Community Survey non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    1,390
  • Percentage of non institutionalized civilian persons not in labor force 18 to 64 years of age without health insurance coverage
    24.4%
  • Percentage of all families with income below poverty level in the past year
    26.2%
  • Percentage of all families with related children with income below poverty level in the past year
    42.2%
  • Percentage of all families with related children under 18 years (under five years only) with income below poverty level in the past year
    48.0%
  • Percentage of married couple families with income below poverty level in the past year
    12.2%
  • Percentage of married couple families with related children under 18 years of age, with income below poverty level in the past year
    23.6%
  • Percentage of married couple families with related children under 18 years of age (related children under 5 years only), with income below poverty level in the past year
    28.4%
  • Percentage of families with women householder without husband, with income below poverty level in the past year
    42.5%
  • Percentage of families with women householder without husband, with related children under 18 years, with income below poverty level in the past year
    55.3%
  • Percentage of families with women householder without husband, with related children under 18 years (related children under 5 years only), with income below poverty level in the past year
    74.0%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (All persons)
    32.7%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (Under 18 years of age)
    52.6%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (Under 18 years of age) Related children
    52.6%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (Under 18 years of age) Related children under 18 years of age (Related children under 5 years of age)
    65.7%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (Under 18 years of age) Related children under 18 years of age (Related children 5 to 17 years)
    47.6%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (18 years of age and older)
    26.1%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (18 to 64 years of age and older)
    28.2%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (65 years of age and older)
    17.7%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (65 years of age and older, people in families)
    31.3%
  • Percentage of families with income below poverty level in the past year (65 years of age and older, not related individuals 15 years of age and above)
    39.0%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.