Bassett, VA
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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, Bassett isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bassett are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bassett is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bassett who work in food service (14.89%), healthcare (12.36%), and office and administrative support (11.80%).

A relatively large number of people in Bassett telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.86% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Bassett has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Bassett a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

As is often the case in a small town, Bassett doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Bassett, just 10.76% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bassett in 2010 was $14,976, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,904 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.

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