Basom is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 511 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Basom is the 844th largest community in New York. Basom has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Basom is a blue-collar town, with 43.71% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Basom is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Basom who work in food service (20.46%), office and administrative support (9.34%), and sales jobs (8.25%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Basom is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Basom doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Basom have a very low rate of college education: just 8.38% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Basom in 2010 was $19,064, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,256 for a family of four.
Basom is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Basom home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Basom residents report their race to be Native American, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Basom include Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.
The most common language spoken in Basom is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Native American languages.