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Basye, Virginia
intersection of Orkney Springs Road and road to Bryce Mountain resort
intersection of Orkney Springs Road and road to Bryce Mountain resort
Location of Basye, Virginia
Location of Basye, Virginia
Country United States
State Virginia
County Shenandoah
 • Total 8.8 sq mi (22.8 km2)
 • Land 8.7 sq mi (22.5 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Total 1,253
 • Density 142.4/sq mi (54.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 51-04928

Basye is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,253 at the 2010 census, an increase from 986 at the 2000 census, when the CDP was known as Basye-Bryce Mountain.


Basye is located at 38°49′7″N 78°45′47″W / 38.81861°N 78.76306°W / 38.81861; -78.76306 (38.818702, -78.763146).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.8 km²), of which 8.7 square miles (22.5 km²) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.3 km²) (1.05%) is water.


At the 2000 census, there were 986 people, 445 households and 308 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 110.6 per square mile (42.7/km²). There were 1,151 housing units at an average density of 129.1/sq mi (49.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.15% White, 1.62% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 445 households of which 17.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.59.

16.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 19.0% from 25 to 44, 36.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median household income was $49,600 and the median family income was $49,632. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $25,156 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,543. About 5.7% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and none of those over 64.

Bryce Resort

Bryce Resort is a ski area and 18 hole golf course. There is also a small aircraft landing strip onsite and a lake with a beach.

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