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Moving to Bessemer?

Considering a move to Bessemer? You’ll love living and working here. Bessemer is home to a nationally ranked school district and an active, involved community. Where else can you work and play within minutes of each other. To get a better understanding of our community, please view this video as seen nationally on Today in America with Terry Bradshaw.

You can also get an idea of what our area has to offer by visiting the Fe Life and GOCAA websites.

Bessemer Area School District
The District is comprised of A.D. Johnston Junior/Senior High School and Washington Elementary School. The A.D. Johnston High School has been selected as one of the Nation's best high schools by U.S. News & World Report for the second straight year.  You can view the District's website here.

Population and Housing
As of 2010, the total population of Bessemer is 1,905. Based on 2006-2010 census data, the per capita income of Bessemer is $19,390. Our median household income is $28,412, which has grown by 2.80% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 1.67%.

It's also cheaper to live in Bessemer. Or cost of living index of 83 is 12.5% less than the State average of 95 and 16.9% less than the national average base of 100. On average, Bessemer residents spend 16.4 minutes per day commuting to work, which is lower than the state average of 23.5 minutes and is lower than the national average of 25.3 minutes.

The median price of a house in Bessemer is $48,000, which is much lower than the state average of $123,300 and the national average of $179,900. Our median house value has grown by 22.76% since 2000. That growth rate for the price of a house is higher than the state average rate of 6.66%.

City Services
Bessemer offers a host of services with your safety and health in mind. Learn more about these services below:

•  Gogebic County Sheriff's Department - 906-667-0203
•  Please contact City Hall at 906-663-4311 for the following:
    •  Water
    •  Sewer/Wastewater
    •  Garbage Pickup
    •  Any Other Questions

Utilities & Other
Electric & Natural Gas: Xcel Energy - 800-895-4999

Propane: Lakes Gas Company - 800-881-5414

Telephone (Home):
•  AT&T (Landline)- 800-288-2020
•  Charter Communications (Cable): 877-840-9914
•  Verizon (Wireless): 800-922-0204

Cell Phone:
•  Verizon: 800-922-0204
•  AT&T: 906-932-0510

•  Charter Communications - 877-840-9914
•  Dish Network - 877-779-0559
•  DirecTV - 888-866-3008

Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles
Click here to obtain information on getting a Michigan driver's license.

Our local DMV office is located at 206 E. Mary Street. Their phone number is 888-767-6424.

Christ Community Church Seventh Day-Adventist (website)
•  507 E. Cinnabar Street - 906-663-6959

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (Missouri)
•  East 8223 Sanders Road - 906-663-4318

Saint Sebastian Catholic Church (website)
•  212 E Iron Street - 906-667-0952

Sharon Lutheran Church (ELCA) (website)
•  100 E Sellar Street - 906-667-0891

Register to Vote
The following link will take you through the step-by-step process of registering to vote.