Bessemer, AL 35020 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 35020: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bessemer, AL 35020

Acceptable Alternative
Brighton, AL 35020

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Jefferson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.401, Longitude -86.942
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,020
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 10,382
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 454
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,928

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Bessemer, AL 35020 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,949
Daytime Population: Workers 8,685
Daytime Population: Residents 17,350
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,035
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 25,411
Population in Familes 20,466
Population in Group Qrtrs 538
Population Density2 1,502
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $24,518
Average Household Income $37,311
Per Capita Income $14,812


Total Housing Units 12,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,189 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,840 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,107 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $74,243
Average Home Value $88,991


Total Households 10,029
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 6,355
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% 0.0%
Households -0.23% 0.01%
Families -0.51% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.16%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Bessemer, AL 35020 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 35020 to the other 614 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 94th
Population Density # 45 93rd
Diversity Index # 209 66th
Median Household Income # 581 6th
Per Capita Income # 577 6th

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