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Bessemer, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bessemer had a population of 1,121 as of July 1, 2017. Bessemer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bessemer is located at latitude 40.9772 and longitude -80.4887 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bessemer (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The Borough of Bessemer (GNIS ID: 1215351) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bessemer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bessemer: Walford Station.

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Bessemer, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,121
Daytime Population: Workers 739
Daytime Population: Residents 649
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,388
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 1,121
Population in Familes 953
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 678
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $51,997
Average Household Income $60,874
Per Capita Income $24,975


Total Housing Units 505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $107,778
Average Home Value $113,823


Total Households 471
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 341
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% -0.29%
Households 0.18% -0.26%
Families 0.92% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Bessemer, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bessemer to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 917 48th
Population Density # 1260 29th
Diversity Index # 1441 18th
Median Household Income # 850 52nd
Per Capita Income # 1032 41st

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