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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Bessemer AL General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||27,053||4,833,722|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||27,463||4,779,758|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||-1.5%||1.1%|
|Population, 2010 ||27,456||4,779,736|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||7.1%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||24.7%||23.7%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||15.1%||13.8%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||53.3%||51.5% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||24.3%||68.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||71.2%||26.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.3%||0.6%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.2%||1.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.0%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||0.9%||1.5%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||4.1%||3.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||23.6%||67.0% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||86.9%||85.0%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||2.4%||3.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||3.6%||5.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||79.5%||83.1%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||12.2%||22.6%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||2,014||388,865|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||24.3||24.2|
|Housing units, 2010 ||12,369||2,171,853|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||58.2%||69.7%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||20.7%||15.9%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$88,500||$122,500|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||10,814||1,838,683|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.46||2.55|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$16,393||$23,680|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$28,910||$43,253|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||31.4%||18.6%|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||2,566||382,350|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||39.5%||14.8%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.8%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||1.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||3.3%||1.2%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||33.7%||28.1% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||373,138||112,858,843|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||769,072||52,252,752|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||633,181||57,344,851|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$21,891||$12,364|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||62,329||6,426,342|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||39.85||50,645.33|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||689.0||94.4|
|FIPS Code ||05980||01|
|Counties ||Jefferson County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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