Bassett, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 164 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 75  (46.3%)
Females: 89  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  23.7 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 72350

Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,489 (it was $31,607 in 2000)
Bassett:

$27,489
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $11,050 (it was $13,464 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $56,831 (it was $34,000 in 2000)
Bassett:

$56,831
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $42,572; Detached houses: $64,444; Mobile homes: $10,960

Median gross rent in 2016: $471.

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    • 15690.2%White alone
    • 148.1%Black alone
    • 31.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bassett: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (53.0%), Irish (24.0%), German (10.0%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 236 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 681 people per square mile   (low).

Bassett, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Bassett:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bassett town:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bassett town:  0.6% ($208)
Arkansas:  0.7% ($500)

Bassett satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (30.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (425.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Joiner, AR (1.5 miles ), Wilson, AR (2.3 miles ), Marie, AR (2.4 miles) , Dyess, AR (2.5 miles ), Drummonds, TN (3.0 miles ), Birdsong, AR (3.0 miles) , Keiser, AR (3.1 miles ), Gilmore, AR (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.54 N, Longitude: 90.13 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Bassett household income distribution Bassett home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-14.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Utilities (21%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (34%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)

Average climate in Bassett, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bassett-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 114% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the Bassett town center caused $30,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1998, a category F4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused $350,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bassett-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 13.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from Bassett center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 38.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 117.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 20.6 miles away from Bassett center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 236.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mississippi County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bassett topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bassett:

  • OSCEOLA THERAPY AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • DAVITA - OSCEOLA RENAL CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • LEGACY HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • MISSISSIPPI COUNTY HEALTH UNIT OSCEOLA (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOME CARE OSCEOLA (Hospital, about 15 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • SOUTH MISSISSISSPI COUNTY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)
  • OSCEOLA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OSCEOLA, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bassett:

  • Rhodes College (about 28 miles; Memphis, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 29 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 31 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 38 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 55 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 64 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Union University (about 72 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)

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Mississippi County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 74.5. This is about average.

City:

74.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.595. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.595
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 8.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.27
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.07. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.07
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 54.7%
(49.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 80.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.7%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Arkansas average:

11.6

Bassett travel time to work - commute Bassett mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bassett town (based on Mississippi County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,84595
Black Protestant3,02716
Mainline Protestant2,07315
Other7003
Catholic5002
None15,335-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Mississippi County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Mississippi County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mississippi County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Mississippi County:

32.5%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.3%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Bassett:

29.0
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.1%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bassett:

8.0%
State:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

26.9%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

58.0%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bassett:

73.8%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bassett, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$2,463
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,071
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,071
Totals for Government 0$0 11$4,605

Bassett government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $22,000 ($134.15)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($91.46)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($30.49)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($12.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($54.88)

Bassett government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($91.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($97.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($30.49)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($30.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($60.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($48.78)
    General Support: $3,000 ($18.29)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $7,000 ($42.68)
    Property: $3,000 ($18.29)

Bassett government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $190,000 ($1158.54)

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Craighead County, AR  0.80% ($22,516 average AGI)
from Shelby County, TN  0.30% ($15,178)
from Pemiscot County, MO  0.28% ($27,738)


6.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Craighead County, AR  1.19% ($35,408 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.31% ($31,875)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.30% ($32,255)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bassett:

  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHBQ (560 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WREC (600 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMC (790 AM; 5 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOSE (860 AM; 1 kW; WILSON, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLCN (910 AM; 5 kW; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WLRM (1380 AM; 3 kW; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: WORLD OVERCOMERS OUTREACH MINISTRIES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bassett:

  • WYPL (89.3 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY & INFO CNTR.)
  • WSRR-FM (98.1 FM; MILLINGTON, TN; Owner: KOOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEGR (102.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMC-FM (99.7 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGKX (105.9 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: KIX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVR-FM (104.5 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHRK (97.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJBR (93.7 FM; MARKED TREE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJMS (101.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQDD (107.3 FM; OSCEOLA, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KKLV (94.7 FM; TURRELL, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXHT (107.1 FM; MARION, AR; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNO-FM (91.1 FM; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • KAMJ (93.9 FM; GOSNELL, AR; Owner: PHOENIX BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KHLS (96.3 FM; BLYTHEVILLE, AR; Owner: SUDBURY SERVICES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bassett:

  • WMC-TV (Channel 5; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WREG-TV (Channel 3; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WLMT (Channel 30; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTY-TV (Channel 24; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W67CV (Channel 67; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WPXX-TV (Channel 50; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBQ-TV (Channel 13; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNO (Channel 10; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS FOUNDATION)
  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • W57CG (Channel 57; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WJRJ-LP (Channel 59; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBXP-CA (Channel 44; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W42BY (Channel 42; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC,)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $662,000Total costs
  • 3,200Total average daily traffic
  • 32Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,666Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bassett)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 35.571083 Lon: -90.104917, Call Sign: WQTN783
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.677 MHzGrant Date: 03/13/2014, Expiration Date: 03/13/2024, Certifier: Mark ElderRegistrant: Poinsett Communications, Inc, 2100 Wingate Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72404, Phone: (870) 933-9284, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MP33XC095, Stawberry Road (Lat: 35.494889 Lon: -90.183417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 71.6 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WQRT406
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+8 more)Grant Date: 07/23/2013, Expiration Date: 07/23/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: K5VBF, Licensee ID: L00432090, Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 04/28/2022, Certifier: Samuel H Lehman, Registrant: Samuel H Lehman, Bassett, AR 72313

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Bassett compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
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