Bassett is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,058 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bassett is the 268th largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bassett is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bassett is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bassett who work in healthcare (13.40%), office and administrative support (12.46%), and food service (12.15%).
Bassett is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Bassett, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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, Bassett is worth considering.
Bassett is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Bassett rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.20% of adults 25 and older in Bassett have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Bassett in 2010 was $14,473, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,892 for a family of four.
Bassett is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bassett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bassett residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bassett include English, German, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Bassett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.