Bessemer, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

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Bessemer, Pennsylvania
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Location in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
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Bessemer
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Bessemer
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°58′26″N80°29′15″W / 40.97389°N 80.48750°W / 40.97389; -80.48750 Coordinates: 40°58′26″N80°29′15″W / 40.97389°N 80.48750°W / 40.97389; -80.48750
CountryUnited States
State Pennsylvania
County Lawrence
Established1913
Government
  MayorNathan Leslie [1]
Area
[2]
  Total1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)
  Land1.65 sq mi (4.28 km2)
  Water0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
Elevation
[3] (center of downtown)
1,086 ft (331 m)
Highest elevation
[3] (near south border)
1,222 ft (372 m)
Lowest elevation
[3] (Hickory Run)
1,040 ft (320 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,111
  Estimate 
(2019) [4]
1,051
  Density635.43/sq mi (245.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-4 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EDT)
ZIP code
16112
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-05936
GNIS feature ID1215351
Website bessemerpa.com

Bessemer is a borough in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,111 at the 2010 census. [5]

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Geography

Bessemer is located at 40°58′26″N80°29′15″W / 40.97389°N 80.48750°W / 40.97389; -80.48750 (40.973960, -80.487517). [6]

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

Historical population
CensusPop.
1920 1,417
1930 2,00141.2%
1940 1,635−18.3%
1950 1,461−10.6%
1960 1,4912.1%
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%
2019 (est.)1,051 [4] −5.4%
Sources: [7] [8] [9]

As of the census [8] 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.

Notable people

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References

  1. ""Bessemer Selects Leslie as New Mayor"". New Castle News. Retrieved 2021-01-23.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  3. 1 2 3 "Hickory Run Topo Map, Lawrence County PA (Bessemer Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. 1 2 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bessemer borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved March 27, 2012.
  6. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. 1 2 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. "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.