Bassett, Nebraska

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Bassett, Nebraska
City
Old-fashioned Phillips 66 station in Bassett
Old-fashioned Phillips 66 station in Bassett
Location of Bassett, Nebraska
Location of Bassett, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°35′2″N 99°32′14″W / 42.58389°N 99.53722°W / 42.58389; -99.53722Coordinates: 42°35′2″N 99°32′14″W / 42.58389°N 99.53722°W / 42.58389; -99.53722
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Rock
Area[1]
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,329 ft (710 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 619
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 557
 • Density 1,406.8/sq mi (543.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68714
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-03215[4]
GNIS feature ID 0827208[5]

Bassett is a city in Rock County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 619 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Rock County[6].

History[edit]

Bassett had its start soon after the Chicago and North Western Railway was built through that territory. It bears the name of A. N. Bassett, an early settler.[7]

Geography[edit]

Bassett is located at 42°35′2″N 99°32′14″W / 42.58389°N 99.53722°W / 42.58389; -99.53722 (42.583787, -99.537342)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 619 people, 306 households, and 162 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,406.8 inhabitants per square mile (543.2 /km2). There were 410 housing units at an average density of 931.8 per square mile (359.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 306 households of which 19.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.1% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the city was 51.9 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 29.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 743 people, 355 households, and 189 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,676.8 people per square mile (652.0/km²). There were 419 housing units at an average density of 945.6 per square mile (367.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.25% White, 0.67% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 355 households out of which 21.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.5% were non-families. 43.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 30.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 79.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.5 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $24,412, and the median income for a family was $32,778. Males had a median income of $25,329 versus $15,278 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,856. About 16.8% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

Rock County Public Schools operates public schools.

Historical landmarks[edit]

Bassett Lodge and The Range Cafe – Established in the 1950s for cattlemen selling and purchasing cattle in Bassett. It is currently in operation and is run by Rex and Gale Simmons and chef Tony Ford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 135. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.