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Bassett, Nebraska
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
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.15 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.15 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,329 ft (710 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 619
 • Estimate 
(2019)
540
 • Density 1,216.22/sq mi (469.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68714
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-03215
GNIS feature ID 0827208
Website bassettnebr.com

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.

History

Bassett was platted in 1884 soon after the railroad was built through that territory. Sources differ whether it was named for A. N. Bassett, or J. W. Basset, a pioneer settler.

Geography

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).

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 270
1910 383 41.9%
1920 664 73.4%
1930 635 −4.4%
1940 931 46.6%
1950 1,066 14.5%
1960 1,023 −4.0%
1970 983 −3.9%
1980 1,009 2.6%
1990 739 −26.8%
2000 743 0.5%
2010 619 −16.7%
2019 (est.) 540 −12.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 619 people, 306 households, and 162 families living 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.

Education

Rock County Public Schools operates public schools.

Notable people

  • Colby Coash, Nebraska legislator
  • Richard Wills, Idaho State representative
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