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Bessemer is a borough in Lawrence County, in the New Castle metro area.
The community was named for Henry Bessenger, inventor of steel-making process
The latitude of Bessemer is 40.974N. The longitude is -80.493W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,083 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,138.
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20% of Bessemer residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $15,677, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $357. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $743.
Libraries in Bessemer include F D Campbell Memorial Library ... View libraries
Lawrence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bessemer political report.
The average commute time for Bessemer workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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