Bessemer, Pennsylvania

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Bessemer strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Bessemer Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Bessemer, Pennsylvania

Comparing Bessemer to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 4 4
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 3 2
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Working at Home 5 6
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
People Living Alone 4 2
Housing Recently Built 2 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Bessemer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 16112
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.974
Longitude -80.493

Bessemer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEW CASTLE 1 N
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station MERCER
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
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Bessemer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,172 100%
Male 553 47.2%
Female 619 52.8%
Under 18 261 22.3%
18+ 911 77.7%
65+ 254 21.7%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,155 98.5%
African-American 6 0.5%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.8%

Estimated Bessemer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,126
Growth -46
Growth % -3.9%

Bessemer Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 24.7%
German 19.2%
Croatian 10.3%
Irish 8%
Polish 6.2%
Swedish 4.6%
US/American 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Slovene 2.6%
English 2.4%
Scottish 1.6%
Ukrainian 1.6%
Hungarian 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Austrian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Finnish 1.1%
Slovak 1%
Welsh 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
European 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Syrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bessemer 1,172 $35,250
Darlington 299 $38,750
Enon Valley 387 $39,167
New Castle 26,309 $32,539
New Galilee 424 $33,750
New Wilmington 2,452 $56,736
Wampum 678 $36,094

Bessemer Public Libraries

F D Campbell Memorial Library
Bessemer, Pennsylvania
(724) 667-7939

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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