Basye is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,374 people and just one neighborhood, Basye is the 255th largest community in Virginia.
Basye is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Basye is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Basye who work in food service (19.49%), management occupations (19.04%), and sales jobs (9.75%).
Another notable thing is that Basye is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Basye has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Basye has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Basye than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Basye may be for you.
One downside of living in Basye is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Basye, the average commute to work is 32.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Basye doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Basye is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.73% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Basye in 2018 was $39,691, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,764 for a family of four.
The people who call Basye home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Basye residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Basye include Irish, English, German, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Basye is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Basye, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 46.2% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 57.8% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 35 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 91.7% of America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Basye are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 37.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.2%), and 11.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Basye, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report English roots (12.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (2.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (2.4%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (80.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (19.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.