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People

Total Population 1,935
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 886
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.2%
Median Earnings25+ $28,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,708
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,333

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,750
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $395
Median House Value $46,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 6.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bessemer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 99 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 180 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Gogebic
Standard Zip Codes 49911
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.481
Longitude -90.052

Bessemer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station IRONWOOD
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station BERGLAND DAM
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 25 to 50 F
Jul Temp 53 to 78 F
Oct Temp 32 to 54 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station REST LAKE
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 19 F
Apr Temp 25 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 53 F
Annual Precip 32.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ironwood 5,153 $41,420

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bessemer Public Libraries

Library
Bessemer Public Library
411 SOUTH SOPHIE STREET
Bessemer, Michigan
(906) 667-0404

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Bessemer High Schools

A.D. JOHNSTON JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
100 W. LEAD STREET
906-667-0413
Serves 331 students.

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