Bessemer, PA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,172. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,126 (-3.9% change)
Males: 553 (47.2%), Females: 619 (52.8%)

Zip code: 16112

Median resident age: 40.3 years
Median household income: $30,781 (year 2000)
Median house value: $64,600 (year 2000)

Races in Bessemer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Black (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: Italian (25.3%), German (25.2%), Irish (13.3%), Polish (7.8%), English (5.7%), Swedish (5.5%).

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bessemer

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer borough

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -31 (-2.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Bessemer:

  • JAMESON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; NEW CASTLE, PA)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL OF NEW CASTLE (about 12 miles; NEW CASTLE, PA)
  • GREENBRIAR HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SERVS (about 13 miles; BOARDMAN, OH)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bessemer:

  • YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN REGIONAL (about 23 miles; YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN, OH; ID: YNG)
  • PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 39 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; ID: PIT)
  • VENANGO REGIONAL (about 52 miles; FRANKLIN, PA; ID: FKL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bessemer:

  • NEW CASTLE MUNI (about 7 miles; NEW CASTLE, PA; ID: UCP)
  • YOUNGSTOWN ELSER METRO (about 13 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; ID: 4G4)
  • LANSDOWNE (about 14 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; ID: 04G)
Amtrak station near Bessemer:

  • 15 miles: YOUNGSTOWN (530 MAHONING AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer:

  • YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Full-time enrollment: 9,726)
  • GENEVA COLLEGE (about 18 miles; BEAVER FALLS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 31 miles; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA; FT enrollment: 6,399)
  • GROVE CITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; GROVE CITY, PA; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (about 39 miles; MOON TOWNSHIP, PA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • MOUNT UNION COLLEGE (about 44 miles; ALLIANCE, OH; FT enrollment: 2,188)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 48 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; FT enrollment: 9,058)

Schools

Public high school in Bessemer:

  • MOHAWK JSHS (Students: 987; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Bessemer:

  • MOHAWK EL SCH (Students: 1,005; Grades: KG – 06)

Libraries

Library in Bessemer:

  • F D CAMPBELL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $46,517; Location: 15 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 12,142 books; 178 audio materials; 351 video materials; 17 serial subscriptions)