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Bascom, Florida
Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Jackson
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
141 ft (43 m)
 • Total 106
 • Density 530/sq mi (176.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-03725
GNIS feature ID 0278143

Bascom is a town in Jackson County, Florida, United States, located five miles south of the Alabama border. The population was 106 at the 2000 census.

The town is named for the famous circuit-riding preacher Henry Bidleman Bascom, who became a Congressional chaplain and served as president of Madison College and of Transylvania University before being ordained a Methodist bishop.

Bascom is also the hometown of actress Faye Dunaway.


Bascom is located at 30°55′44″N 85°7′1″W / 30.92889°N 85.11694°W / 30.92889; -85.11694 (30.928769, -85.117067).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 87
1980 134 54.0%
1990 90 −32.8%
2000 106 17.8%
2010 121 14.2%
Est. 2015 118 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 106 people, 41 households, and 33 families residing in the town. The population density was 448.3 inhabitants per square mile (170.5/km²). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 207.2 per square mile (78.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 41 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 112.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,000, and the median income for a family was $30,208. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,305. There were 6.5% of families and 6.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 8.1% of under eighteens and 11.8% of those over 64.

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