Bessemer, AL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 12,783 housing units in Bessemer. This represents a 7.3% decline from 13,783 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 11,693 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 1,090 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Bessemer is about 58.9%. Bessemer's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9%. Average household size is 2.52 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Bessemer were built after 1961.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.30%
One Bedroom11.90%
Two Bedrooms35.30%
Three Bedrooms41.10%
Four Bedrooms8.30%
Five Bedrooms or more2.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.61
Median year structure was built1959
Median Value of occupied units$56,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$31,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.39
Median year structure was built1965
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$276

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.30%
Second Mortgage6.50%
Home Equity Loan5.20%
Simple Mortgage45.40%
Debt Free42.60%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19%