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Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°23′28″N 86°57′23″W / 33.39111°N 86.95639°W / 33.39111; -86.95639
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyJefferson
Area
 • Total40.8 sq mi (105.6 km2)
 • Land40.7 sq mi (105.4 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
509 ft (155 m)
Population
 (2007)[1]
 • Total28,657
 • Density727.3/sq mi (281/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35020-35023
FIPS code01-05980
GNIS feature ID0113977

Bessemer is a city in southwestern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and a suburb of Birmingham near Hueytown. The population was 29,672 at the 2000, but by the 2005 U.S. Census estimates, the city had fallen to a population of 28,641.[2]

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