About The City


Bessemer, Michigan is located on the western end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in an area known as "Big Snow Country" because of the large amounts of lake effect snow coming off of nearby Lake Superior.  The rural landscape, proximity to Lake Superior, and massive amounts of snow make the area an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.  Bessemer is the county seat of Gogebic County and is home to the historic Gogebic County Courthouse and Gogebic County Sheriff's Department.

Getting Here

By Car

US Highway 2 runs through the city of Bessemer and can be taken from Duluth in the west to the Mackinac Bridge in the east.  From the South, take Highway 51 through Wisconsin.

By Air

Bessemer is serviced by the Gogebic-Iron County Airport (IWD) with daily flights to and from Chicago and Minneapolis. Visit Gogebic-Iron County Airport Website.

Nearby Metro Areas

Duluth, MN - 114 miles
Wausau, WI - 125 miles
Marquette, MI - 139 miles
Green Bay, WI - 220 miles
Minneapolis, MN - 233 miles
Madison, WI - 264 miles
Milwaukee, WI - 310 miles
Chicago, IL - 404 miles

Demographics & Information

  • Zip Code


  • Latitude & Longitude

    46°28′41″N 90°3′5″W

  • Area

    5.47 sq mi (14.17 km2)

  • Time Zone


  • Population


  • Median Age

    48.2 years

  • Median Income


  • Median Home Value