Basye, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Basye, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Basye Census Designated Place had a population of 1,327 as of July 1, 2016. Basye ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Basye is located at latitude 38.8094 and longitude -78.7695 in Shenandoah County. The formal boundaries for the Basye Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Shenandoah County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,325 feet.

The Basye Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389177) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Basye population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Basye: Bryce Mountain, Powder Springs.

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Basye, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,327
Population in Households 1,327
Population in Familes 1,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 152
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 603
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 409
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (29.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,129 (65.2%)
Median Home Value $216,667
Average Home Value $266,634


Median Household Income $49,352
Average Household Income $58,824
Per Capita Income $25,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.92% 0.8%
Households 0.82% 0.72%
Families 0.85% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Basye, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Basye to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 321 46th
Population Density1 # 507 15th
Diversity Index2 # 494 17th
Median Household Income # 294 51st
Per Capita Income # 289 51st

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