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Bessemer City, Alabama Economic Analysis

   (County: Jefferson County)

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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Bessemer City, Alabama need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Alabama

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.59 6.72 4.34 5.61 0.00 5.57
  Total Electric Industry 6.59 6.72 4.34 5.61 0.00 5.57
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.69 6.81 4.37 5.77 0.00 5.64
  Total Electric Industry 6.69 6.81 4.37 5.77 0.00 5.64
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.69 6.85 4.29 5.84 0.00 5.57
  Total Electric Industry 6.69 6.85 4.29 5.84 0.00 5.57
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.82 6.93 4.34 5.89 0.00 5.67
  Total Electric Industry 6.82 6.93 4.34 5.89 0.00 5.67
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.69 6.76 4.12 6.28 0.00 5.48
  Total Electric Industry 6.69 6.76 4.12 6.28 0.00 5.48
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.71 6.73 4.05 7.35 0.00 5.47
  Total Electric Industry 6.71 6.73 4.05 7.35 0.00 5.47
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.63 6.49 3.90 6.82 0.00 5.35
  Total Electric Industry 6.63 6.49 3.90 6.82 0.00 5.35
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.74 6.34 3.71 6.47 0.00 5.33
  Total Electric Industry 6.74 6.34 3.71 6.47 0.00 5.33
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 6.94 6.54 3.89 7.26 0.00 5.56
  Total Electric Industry 6.94 6.54 3.89 7.26 0.00 5.56
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.03 6.54 3.82 7.02 0.00 5.54
  Total Electric Industry 7.03 6.54 3.82 7.02 0.00 5.54
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.05 6.58 3.87 7.12 0.00 5.61
  Total Electric Industry 7.05 6.58 3.87 7.12 0.00 5.61
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.01 6.53 3.79 7.11 0.00 5.60
  Total Electric Industry 7.01 6.53 3.79 7.11 0.00 5.60
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.12 6.63 3.82 7.46 0.00 5.71
  Total Electric Industry 7.12 6.63 3.82 7.46 0.00 5.71
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.39 6.85 3.98 0.00 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.39 6.85 3.98 0.00 0.00 5.88
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.62 7.12 4.15 0.00 0.00 6.08
  Total Electric Industry 7.62 7.12 4.15 0.00 0.00 6.08
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 8.00 7.50 4.52 0.00 0.00 6.46
  Total Electric Industry 8.00 7.50 4.52 0.00 0.00 6.46
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.75 8.18 4.90 0.00 0.00 7.07
  Total Electric Industry 8.75 8.18 4.90 0.00 0.00 7.07

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Bessemer City, Alabama

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 466   (4.7%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 297   (3.0%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 516   (5.2%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 1,112   (11.3%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 1,185   (12.0%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 1,601   (16.2%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 1,473   (14.9%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 815   (8.3%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 403   (4.1%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 284   (2.9%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 236   (2.4%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 53   (0.5%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 731   (7.4%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 703   (7.1%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Bessemer City, Alabama)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,043

1 vehicle available : 1,767

2 vehicles available : 686

3 vehicles available : 49

4 or more vehicles available : 37

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 146

1 vehicle available : 905

2 vehicles available : 1,059

3 vehicles available : 575

4 or more vehicles available : 151

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 312

1 vehicle available : 637

2 vehicles available : 582

3 vehicles available : 374

4 or more vehicles available : 128

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 120

1 vehicle available : 583

2 vehicles available : 583

3 vehicles available : 240

4 or more vehicles available : 266


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Bessemer City, Alabama)

1-person household:

No workers : 2,353

1 worker : 1,229

2-person household:

No workers : 1,170

1 worker : 1,008

2 workers : 658

3-person household:

No workers : 852

1 worker : 761

2 workers : 321

3 workers : 99

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 370

1 worker : 738

2 workers : 487

3 or more workers : 197


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Bessemer City, Alabama)

Less than 5 minutes : 186

5 to 9 minutes : 801

10 to 14 minutes : 867

15 to 19 minutes : 1,500

20 to 24 minutes : 1,178

25 to 29 minutes : 586

30 to 34 minutes : 1,770

35 to 39 minutes : 171

40 to 44 minutes : 243

45 to 59 minutes : 471

60 to 89 minutes : 196

90 or more minutes : 136


(updated 2013)



AM Radio Stations Near Bessemer City, Alabama

  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WAYE (1220 AM; 1.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Christian Broadcasting Of Birmingham, Inc.)
  • WTBC (1230 AM; 1.0 kW; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: John Sisty Enterprises, Inc.)
  • WYDE (1260 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Kimtron, Inc.)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5.0 kW; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Lawson Of Tuscaloosa, Inc.)
  • WPSB (1320 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • NEW (1340 AM; 1.0 kW; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Anderson Communications, Llc)
  • WBYE (1370 AM; 1.0 kW; Calera, AL; Owner: Progressive United Communications, Inc.)
  • WJLD (1400 AM; 1.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Richardson Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5.0 kW; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WZGX (1450 AM; 1.0 kW; Bessemer, AL; Owner: Bar Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WRLM (1480 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Davidson Media Station Wlph Licensee, Llc,)
  • WQCR (1500 AM; 2.3 kW; Alabaster, AL; Owner: Wqcr - Riverva Commnications)
  • WRSM (1540 AM; 1.0 kW; Sumiton, AL; Owner: Sumiton Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
  • WAGG (610 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WSPZ (690 AM; 50.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WSPZ (690 AM; 0.5 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5.0 kW; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WXJC (850 AM; 50.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Kimtron, Inc.)
  • NEW (880 AM; 1.5 kW; Montevallo, AL; Owner: Scott C. Cinnamon)
  • WATV (900 AM; 0.845 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Mcl/mcm Alabama, Llc)
  • WERC (960 AM; 5.0 kW; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)

FM Radio Stations Near Bessemer City, Alabama

  • WJOX (100.5 FM; Vance, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WQEM (101.5 FM; Alabaster, AL; Owner: Glen Iris Baptist School)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WQEN (103.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WENN (105.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WUHT (107.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WSJL (88.1 FM; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Mary V Harris Foundation)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; Chelsea, AL; Owner: Briarwood Presbyterian Church)
  • WLJR (88.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Briarwood Presbyterian Church)
  • WMFT (88.9 FM; Brookwood, AL; Owner: The Moody Bible Institute Of Chicago)
  • WBFR (89.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Family Stations, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.7 FM; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Family Stations, Inc.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Bd Of Trustees/u Of Al At Birmingham)
  • WVUA-FM (90.7 FM; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Board Of Trustees, University Of Alabama)
  • WJSR (91.1 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Jefferson State Community College)
  • WVSU-FM (91.1 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Samford University)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; Chelsea, AL; Owner: Glen Iris Baptist School)
  • WXJC-FM (92.5 FM; Quinton, AL; Owner: Kimtron, Inc.)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WDJC-FM (93.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Kimtron, Inc.)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WFFN (95.3 FM; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WMJJ (96.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WNCB (97.3 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Cox Radio, Inc.)
  • WZRR (99.5 FM; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Citadel Broadcasting Company)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Bessemer City, Alabama

  • WBIQ (Channel 10; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Alabama Educational Television Commission)
  • WVTM-TV (Channel 13; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Media General Communications Holdings, Llc)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Wdbb-tv, Inc.)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Wtto Licensee, Llc)
  • WUOA (Channel 23; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Alabama)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Tv Alabama, Inc.)
  • 960724KV (Channel 39; Tuscaloosa, AL; Owner: Oral Roberts University)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Nvt Birmingham Licensee, Llc)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Fox Television Stations, Inc.)
  • WABM (Channel 68; Birmingham, AL; Owner: Birmingham (wabm-tv) Licensee, Inc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Bessemer City, Alabama

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 728  (15.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 673  (14.1%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 741  (15.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 8  (0.2%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 1,032  (21.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,518  (28.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 1,392  (25.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 2,049  (37.7%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 42  (0.8%)


(updated 2010)





There are 104 Farms In Bessemer City, Alabama


(updated 2008)



Banks In Bessemer City, Alabama

Regions Bank - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $589.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,673

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.3b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

First Financial Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $366.3k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 21

Woodforest National Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $8.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 763

Pnc Bank, National Association - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $633.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 2,821

Branch Banking And Trust Company - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $183.6m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,843

Trustmark National Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $12.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 222

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Bessemer City, Alabama

  • Bessemer Airport


    (about 5.7 miles in Helena, Alabama; Airport Code: EKY)

  • Birmingham International


    (about 16.6 miles in Birmingham, Alabama; Airport Code: BHM)

  • Birmingham Airport


    (about 16.6 miles in Birmingham, Alabama; Airport Code: BHM)

  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International


    (about 16.6 miles in Birmingham, Alabama; Airport Code: BHM)

  • Shelby County


    (about 17.9 miles in Saginaw, Alabama; Airport Code: AL2)

  • Tuscaloosa Regional


    (about 39.6 miles in Northport, Alabama; Airport Code: TCL)

  • Talladega Municipal


    (about 53.6 miles in Lincoln, Alabama; Airport Code: ASN)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Bessemer City, Alabama

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

79.72%

Carpooled

15.62%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

1.23%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.36%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.05%

Walked

1.83%

Other Means

0.81%

Worked At Home

0.38%



(updated 2010)





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