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Bassfield, Mississippi
Town
Location of Bassfield, Mississippi
Location of Bassfield, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Jefferson Davis
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 456 ft (139 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 315
 • Density 290.4/sq mi (112.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39421
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-03580
GNIS feature ID 0666563

Bassfield is a town in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. The population was 315 at the 2000 census. At the 2015 census, the population has dropped considerably to 228.

Geography

Bassfield is located at 31°29′50″N 89°44′46″W / 31.49722°N 89.74611°W / 31.49722; -89.74611 (31.497090, -89.746008).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 344
1920 265 −23.0%
1930 334 26.0%
1940 277 −17.1%
1950 320 15.5%
1960 295 −7.8%
1970 354 20.0%
1980 325 −8.2%
1990 249 −23.4%
2000 315 26.5%
2010 254 −19.4%
Est. 2015 228 −10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 315 people, 124 households, and 76 families residing in the town. The population density was 290.4 people per square mile (112.6/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 132.8 per square mile (51.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 64.13% White, 35.56% African American and 0.32% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 124 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 28.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 71.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,500, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $17,292 versus $14,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,283. About 22.7% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 34.8% of those age 65 or over.

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