17.5 percent of people 25 or older had an associate's degree or higher in Bessemer City, North Carolina


17.5 percent of people 25 years or older had an associate's degree or higher in Bessemer City, North Carolina in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

This number was 21.6 percent lower than the state average of 39.1 percent. In 2017 the total municipality population reached 5,411.

74.4 percent of the population had at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. The table below shows how many Bessemer City, North Carolina residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017 held each of the listed degrees.

Degree distribution in Bessemer City, North Carolina for 2017*
Degree
Number of people
Percentage of population
No degree
939
25.6
Regular high school diploma
1,069
29.1
GED or alternative credential
329
9
Some college less than 1 year
160
4.4
Some college 1 or more years no degree
533
14.5
Associate's degree
403
11
Bachelor's degree
172
4.7
Master's degree
42
1.1
Professional school degree
14
0.4
Doctorate degree
13
0.4
*All data is for residents who were at least 25 years old in 2017.

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