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Bessemer is a city in Gogebic County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Henry Bessemer, English inventor of a low-cost steelmaking process.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Bessemer. For links to other places called Bessemer, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bessemer is 46.481N. The longitude is -90.052W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,424 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,029.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bessemer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gogebic County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49911 ZIP code.
14% of Bessemer residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bessemer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bessemer was $17,499, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Bessemer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bessemer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $259. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $557.
Libraries in Bessemer include Bessemer Public Library ... View libraries
Gogebic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bessemer political report.
The average commute time for Bessemer workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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