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Basile, Louisiana
Town
Town of Basile
Location of Basile in Evangeline and Acadia Parishes, Louisiana.
Location of Basile in Evangeline and Acadia Parishes, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Basile, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Basile, Louisiana
Basile, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Basile, Louisiana is located in the United States
Basile, Louisiana
Basile, Louisiana
Location in the United States
Basile, Louisiana is located in North America
Basile, Louisiana
Basile, Louisiana
Location in North America
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parishes Acadia
Area
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.00 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,214
 • Density 1,046.55/sq mi (404.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 337
FIPS code 22-04580

Basile is a town in Acadia and Evangeline parishes in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The population was 1,821 at the 2010 census.

The Acadia Parish portion of Basile is part of the Crowley Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Basile is located at 30°29′7″N 92°36′2″W / 30.48528°N 92.60056°W / 30.48528; -92.60056 (30.485148, -92.600589).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 552
1930 403 −27.0%
1940 1,132 180.9%
1950 1,572 38.9%
1960 1,932 22.9%
1970 1,779 −7.9%
1980 2,635 48.1%
1990 1,808 −31.4%
2000 1,660 −8.2%
2010 1,821 9.7%
2020 1,214 −33.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Basile racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 839 69.11%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 234 19.28%
Native American 6 0.49%
Asian 15 1.24%
Other/Mixed 63 5.19%
Hispanic or Latino 57 4.7%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,214 people, 570 households, and 345 families residing in the town.

Education

Public schools in Evangeline Parish are operated by the Evangeline Parish School Board. Two campuses serve the town of Basile - W.W. Stewart Elementary School (Grades PK-4) and Basile High School (Grades 5-12). The Basile High School mascot is the "Bearcat".

Basile was formerly home to a Methodist-run school for girls, the Evangeline Industrial Home, founded in 1922.

Notable people

  • Nathan Abshire, Cajun accordionist
  • Dewey Balfa, Cajun fiddler, singer
  • Harry Choates, Cajun fiddler
  • J. Douglas Deshotel, Roman Catholic bishop

See also

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