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Bassett, Arkansas
Town Hall in Bassett
Town Hall in Bassett
Location in Mississippi County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Mississippi County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Mississippi
Incorporated 1965
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
236 ft (72 m)
 • Total 168
 • Density 840/sq mi (280/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-03940
GNIS feature ID 0057337

Bassett is a town in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The population was 168 at the 2000 census.


Bassett is located at 35°32′9″N 90°7′34″W / 35.53583°N 90.12611°W / 35.53583; -90.12611 (35.535942, -90.126052).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 265
1980 243 −8.3%
1990 199 −18.1%
2000 168 −15.6%
2010 173 3.0%
Est. 2015 162 −6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2014 Estimate

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 173 people residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 90.2% White, 8.1% Black, and 1.7% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 168 people, 71 households, and 49 families residing in the town. The population density was 270.3/km² (697.7/mi²). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 122.3/km² (315.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.81% White, and 5.19% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 71 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,607, and the median income for a family was $32,813. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,464. About 18.4% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.5% of those sixty five or over.

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