Bessemer City, NC
Community & Region
-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Bessemer City NC General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Demographics||Bessemer City||North Carolina|
|Population, 2013 estimate ||5,441||9,848,060|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||5,340||9,535,471|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||1.9%||3.3%|
|Population, 2010 ||5,340||9,535,483|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||6.2%||6.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||25.7%||23.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||13.0%||12.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||51.3%||51.3% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||79.6%||68.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||14.4%||21.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.4%||1.3%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.7%||2.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.0%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||1.9%||2.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||5.1%||8.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||78.0%||65.3% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||87.4%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||1.4%||7.6%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||4.8%||10.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||79.7%||84.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||6.3%||27.3%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||477||724,295|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||20.7||23.6|
|Housing units, 2010 ||2,348||4,327,528|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||66.7%||66.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||8.2%||17.2%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$95,000||$153,600|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||2,011||3,715,565|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.67||2.53|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$16,118||$25,284|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$34,482||$46,334|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||22.2%||17.5%|
|Business Attributes||Bessemer City||North Carolina|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||354||798,791|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||10.5%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||1.0%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||2.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||2.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||28.2% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||0||205,867,299|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||D||88,795,885|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||28,483||114,578,173|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$5,226||$12,641|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||2,148||16,126,939|
|Geographic Attributes||Bessemer City||North Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||4.79||48,617.91|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,114.8||196.1|
|FIPS Code ||05220||37|
|Counties ||Gaston 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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