Basile is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 1,195 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Basile is the 220th largest community in Louisiana.
As is often the case in a small town, Basile doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Basile has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 2.21% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Basile in 2018 was $12,094, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,376 for a family of four. However, Basile contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Basile also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.70% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Basile is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Basile home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Basile residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Basile include French, French Canadian, German, English, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Basile is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.