Bessemer, Alabama






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A Taste of Bessemer, Alabama

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT BESSEMER?

  1. Bessemer is a city outside of Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States eight miles west of Hoover. The population was 29,672 at the 2000, but by the 2009 U.S. Census estimates, the city had fallen to a population of 28,772.

  2. Economy:  In 1900 Bessemer ranked eighth in population in the state, second in amount of capital invested in manufacturing, and fourth in the value of its manufactured product for the year. By 1911 ore mining, iron smelting and the manufacture of iron and coke were the chief industries of Bessemer; truck farming was also an important industry. Today, ore mining has ended as supplies exhausted. Manufacturing remains a factor with the Mueller Water Products U.S. Pipe division ductile pipe plant on the city's north side. On May 9, 2007, U.S. Pipe announced that it would be building a new $45-million foundry near the current plant. The site was selected, among other reasons, for the space which would be available for potential future expansions.

  3. The median income for a household in the city was $23,066, and the median income for a family was $28,230. Males had a median income of $29,413 versus $21,552 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,232. About 24.2% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.8% of those under age 18 and 24.7% of those age 65 or over.

Radio Stations
WLJR 88.5 FM Birmingham, AL Religious
WVSU 91.1 FM Birmingham, AL Samford University Smooth Jazz
WXJC 92.5 FM Cordova, AL Gospel Music
WJOX 94.5 FM Birmingham, AL Sports
WBHJ 95.7 FM Midfield, AL Hip Hop
WBHK 98.7 FM Warrior, AL Urban Contemporary
W270BW (WENN) 101.9 FM Birmingham, AL Urban Contemporary
W270BW (WENN) 102.1 FM Birmingham, AL Urban Contemporary
WQEN 103.7 FM Trussville, AL Top-40
W281AB (WJLD) 104.1 FM Mountain Brook, AL Urban Contemporary
WUHT 107.7 FM Birmingham, AL Urban Contemporary
WAGG 610 AM Birmingham, AL Gospel Music
WJOX 690 AM Birmingham, AL Sports

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Demographics of Bessemer, Alabama

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

28.93%

69.55%

0.28%

0.18%

1.14%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Bessemer, Alabama


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Braids For Less -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   2314 9th Avenue Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 482-0057

  2. Express African American Hair -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  106 20th St N Bessemer, AL 35020-5033 (205) 426-1334

  3. Fft Beauty Salon & Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  100 Long 14th St N Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 426-9001

  4. Mariame African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   800 19th St N Bessemer, AL 35020-3440 (205) 426-5866

  5. Motherland Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  105 19th St N Bessemer, AL 35020-5030 (205) 428-9011

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. First Lndmark Acceptance Group -  Category: Legal & Financial Services -   1826 3rd Ave N Ste 414 Bessemer, AL 35020-4900 (205) 424-1405

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Bob Sykes BarBQ -  Category: BBQ - Southern Cooking -   1724 9th Avenue North, Bessemer, AL (205) 426-1400

  2. Brighton Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   3804 Edwards St, Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 424-2998

  3. Kaylyn's Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   306 18th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 436-2600

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Gip's Place is a honest-to-God Juke Joint in Bessemer, Alabama - this is a clip from a recent Saturday night.

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CHURCHES



  1. Allen Temple Ame Church -  917 22nd St, Bessemer, AL 35020-4110 (205) 428-5961

  2. New Magnolia Ame Church -  403 New Ave, Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 428-8404

  3. Saddlers Chapel A.M.E. Church -   21 Center Street, Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 428-7681  - (visit website)

  4. St Luke AME Church -  301 Forest Rd, Bessemer 35023-1677 (205) 744-9306

  5. Ward Chapel Ame Church -  430 24Th St S, Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 428-9921

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Gipís Juke Joint -  Category: Juke Joint -   3101 Ave. C, Bessemer, AL, 35020 - (visit website)

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SCHOOLS

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