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Bassett, Virginia - Basic Facts

Bassett is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Bassett Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Henry County at latitude 36.7593 and longitude -79.9903. Henry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 768 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Bassett Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bassett: Bassetts.

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Bassett, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,137
Population in Households 1,106
Population in Familes 877
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 327
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 511
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 322
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $83,209
Average Home Value $106,503


Median Household Income $34,244
Average Household Income $45,221
Per Capita Income $19,640
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.78% 0.19%
Households 0.99% 0.23%
Families 3.43% 0.19%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bassett, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bassett to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 345 42nd
Population Density1 # 426 28th
Diversity Index2 # 291 51st
Median Household Income # 488 18th
Per Capita Income # 434 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.