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As of 2010-2014, the per capita income of Bessemer City is $15,469, which is much lower than the state average of $25,608 and is much lower than the national average of $28,555. Bessemer City median household income is $33,583, which has shrunk by 0.72% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. On average Bessemer City residents spend 21.6 minutes per day commuting to work, which is lower than the state average of 23.5 minutes and is lower than the national average of 25.7 minutes.

Topics:Per Capita IncomeMedian Workers IncomeHousehold IncomeFamily IncomeMedian Income by AgeEmployment StatusCommuting to WorkCareersPoverty Level

Per Capita Income, #609

Bessemer City, NC
15,469 USD
North Carolina
25,608 USD
U.S.
28,555 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical per capita income data.

Median Individual Worker Income, see rank

Bessemer City, NC
20,986 USD
North Carolina
28,159 USD
U.S.
30,815 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median individual worker income data.


Male Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Bessemer City, NC
20,777 USD
North Carolina
32,206 USD
U.S.
36,116 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical male median individual worker income data.


Female Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Bessemer City, NC
21,076 USD
North Carolina
24,378 USD
U.S.
25,692 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical female median individual worker income data.

Household Income

Median Household Income, #471
Bessemer City, NC
33,583 USD
North Carolina
46,693 USD
U.S.
53,482 USD
Mean Household Income, see rank
Bessemer City, NC
41,025 USD
North Carolina
64,555 USD
U.S.
74,596 USD
Median Household Income Growth Since 2000, #498
Bessemer City, NC
-0.72%
North Carolina
19.16%
U.S.
27.36%
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more


Household Income Other than Earnings
 Bessemer City, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
%+Average Amount%+Average Amount%+Average Amount
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income6.70%$5,239, see rank19.05%$14,94421.11%$16,919
Social Security Income35.19%$16,277, see rank30.39%$17,54629.33%$17,636
Public Assistance Income2.29%$1,520, see rank1.97%$3,4472.82%$3,720
Retirement Income16.48%$11,097, see rank18.51%$21,84017.85%$24,095
+ The percentage of the total households that have the income.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household income data.

Family Income

Median Family Income, see rank
Bessemer City, NC
39,495 USD
North Carolina
57,328 USD
U.S.
65,443 USD
Mean Family Income, see rank
Bessemer City, NC
47,919 USD
North Carolina
75,892 USD
U.S.
86,963 USD
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical family income data.

Median Household Income by Races

 Bessemer City, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
White$34,811, see rank$51,958$56,900
Black$29,386, see rank$32,930$35,600

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by races data.

Median Household Income by Age

 Bessemer City, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
less than 25$15,948, see rank$24,189$25,788
25 to 44$33,964, see rank$50,435$58,398
45 to 64$32,344, see rank$55,313$65,027
65 or over$34,911, see rank$35,024$37,945

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by age data.

Employment Status

 Bessemer City, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
Population 16 Years and Over4,220, see rank7,717,630248,775,628
Male12,183, 51.73%, see rank48.09%48.69%
Male, In Labor Force:21,366, 62.57%, see rank68.62%69.28%
Male, In Armed Forces20, 0.00%, see rank2.08%0.73%
Male, Civilian21,366, 62.57%, see rank66.53%68.54%
Male, Civilian, Employed31,107, 81.04%, see rank89.27%90.49%
Male, Civilian, Unemployed3259, 18.96%, see rank10.73%9.51%
Male, Not in Labor Force2817, 37.43%, see rank31.38%30.72%
Female12,037, 48.27%, see rank51.91%51.31%
Female, In Labor Force:21,088, 53.41%, see rank58.22%58.79%
Female, In Armed Forces20, 0.00%, see rank0.21%0.11%
Female, Civilian21,088, 53.41%, see rank58.01%58.69%
Female, Civilian, Employed3921, 84.65%, see rank89.64%91.18%
Female, Civilian, Unemployed3167, 15.35%, see rank10.36%8.82%
Female, Not in Labor Force2949, 46.59%, see rank41.78%41.21%
1 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over for the gender.
3 Percentage of the Civilian for the gender.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical employment status data.

Commuting to Work

 Bessemer City, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
Workers 16 Years and Over1,979, 100%4,280,414141,337,148
Car, Truck, or Van—Drove Alone1,703, 86.05%, see rank81.16%76.41%
Car, Truck, or Van—Carpooled239, 12.08%, see rank10.15%9.59%
Public Transportation2, 0.10%, see rank1.12%5.06%
Walked0, 0.00%, see rank1.78%2.78%
Other Means0, 0.00%, see rank1.31%1.79%
Worked at Home35, 1.77%, see rank4.48%4.37%

Mean Travel Time to Work, see rank
Bessemer City, NC
21.6 minutes
North Carolina
23.5 minutes
U.S.
25.7 minutes
Ranks: 9 min. or less, 10-19 min., 20-29 min., 30-39 min., 40-59 min., 60-89 min., 90min. or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical commuting to work data.

Careers


Occupation
 Bessemer City, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over2,0284,287,690143,435,233
Male11,107, 54.59%, see rank51.42%52.38%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2115, 10.39%, see rank31.60%33.12%
Service Occupations2171, 15.45%, see rank14.77%15.12%
Sales and Office Occupations281, 7.32%, see rank17.18%17.47%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations27, 0.63%, see rank1.16%1.11%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations274, 6.68%, see rank9.73%9.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2509, 45.98%, see rank18.93%17.94%
Female1921, 45.41%, see rank48.58%47.62%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2226, 24.54%, see rank40.55%40.04%
Service Occupations2261, 28.34%, see rank20.78%21.52%
Sales and Office Occupations2268, 29.10%, see rank30.64%31.93%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations20, 0.00%, see rank0.26%0.32%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations20, 0.00%, see rank0.25%0.28%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2166, 18.02%, see rank7.22%5.65%
1 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over for the gender.

Industry
 Bessemer City, NCNorth CarolinaU.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over2,028, 100%4,287,690143,435,233
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining7, 0.35%, see rank1.39%1.96%
Construction127, 6.26%, see rank6.65%6.17%
Manufacturing565, 27.86%, see rank12.48%10.43%
Wholesale Trade84, 4.14%, see rank2.77%2.75%
Retail Trade251, 12.38%, see rank11.81%11.57%
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities176, 8.68%, see rank4.30%4.93%
Information0, 0.00%, see rank1.80%2.14%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing46, 2.27%, see rank6.27%6.60%
Professional, Scientific, Management,
Administrative, Waste Management Services
75, 3.70%, see rank10.07%10.89%
Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance322, 15.88%, see rank23.59%23.21%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,
Accommodation, Food Services
162, 7.99%, see rank9.40%9.49%
Public Administration43, 2.12%, see rank4.55%4.92%
Other Services, Except Public Administration170, 8.38%, see rank4.93%4.96%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical careers data.

Poverty Level

 Bessemer City, NC%North CarolinaU.S.
Population in Poverty1,18221.96%, see rank17.58%15.59%
Family in Poverty17213.62%, see rank13.04%11.47%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical poverty level data.


 
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