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Bessemer City is a city in Gaston County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.
The community was named for Henry Bessemer, inventor of steel-making process.
The latitude of Bessemer City is 35.284N. The longitude is -81.284W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 912 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,100.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bessemer City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gaston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Charlotte area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28016 ZIP code.
12% of Bessemer City residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bessemer City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bessemer City was $15,971, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Bessemer City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bessemer City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $779.
Libraries in Bessemer City include Bessemer City Branch Library ... View libraries
Gaston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bessemer City political report.
The average commute time for Bessemer City workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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