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.
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.
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.
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W270BW (WENN) 101.9 FM Birmingham, AL Urban Contemporary
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WQEN 103.7 FM Trussville, AL Top-40
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WAGG 610 AM Birmingham, AL Gospel Music
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Braids For Less - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2314 9th Avenue
Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 482-0057
Express African American Hair - Category: Black Hair Salons - 106 20th St N
Bessemer, AL 35020-5033 (205) 426-1334
Fft Beauty Salon & Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 100 Long 14th St N
Bessemer, AL 35020 (205) 426-9001
Mariame African Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 800 19th St N
Bessemer, AL 35020-3440 (205) 426-5866
Motherland Braids - Category: Black Hair Salons - 105 19th St N
Bessemer, AL 35020-5030 (205) 428-9011
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
First Lndmark Acceptance Group - Category: Legal & Financial Services - 1826 3rd Ave N Ste 414 Bessemer, AL 35020-4900 (205) 424-1405
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Bob Sykes BarBQ - Category: BBQ - Southern Cooking - 1724 9th Avenue North, Bessemer, AL (205) 426-1400
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