Bessemer, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

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Bessemer
Borough
Main Street downtown
Main Street downtown
Location of Bessemer in Lawrence County
Location of Bessemer in Lawrence County
Bessemer is located in Pennsylvania
Bessemer
Bessemer
Location of Lawrence County in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°58′26″N 80°29′15″W / 40.97389°N 80.48750°W / 40.97389; -80.48750Coordinates: 40°58′26″N 80°29′15″W / 40.97389°N 80.48750°W / 40.97389; -80.48750
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lawrence
Established 1913
Government
 • Mayor Stanley Grebenz
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,111
 • Density 650/sq mi (250/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 16112
Area code(s) 724

Bessemer is a borough in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,111 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bessemer is located at 40°58′26″N 80°29′15″W / 40.97389°N 80.48750°W / 40.97389; -80.48750 (40.973960, -80.487517).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 2.89%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,417
1930 2,001 41.2%
1940 1,635 −18.3%
1950 1,461 −10.6%
1960 1,491 2.1%
1970 1,427 −4.3%
1980 1,293 −9.4%
1990 1,196 −7.5%
2000 1,172 −2.0%
2010 1,111 −5.2%
Est. 2015 1,072 [3] −3.5%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,172 people, 480 households, and 345 families residing in the borough. The population density was 701.1 people per square mile (271.0/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 296.7 per square mile (114.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.55% White, 0.51% African American, 0.43% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population. In 2000 census 9.5% of population related Croatian backgrounds, the highest percentage of the population of any municipality in the United States.

There were 480 households, out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,781, and the median income for a family was $35,250. Males had a median income of $32,024 versus $20,069 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,677. About 9.1% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bessemer borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.