Bassett, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 65 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.2%
 
Males: 31  (47.8%)
Females: 34  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  52.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50645

Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,209 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Bassett:

$49,209
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $26,796 (it was $13,131 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $41,293 (it was $39,500 in 2000)
Bassett:

$41,293
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $52,840; Detached houses: $53,284
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bassett: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.6%), Dutch (10.7%), American (7.1%), Polish (7.1%), Irish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/7/1896

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 0.37 square miles.

Population density: 176 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bassett:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bassett city:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

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

Bassett city:  0.5% ($199)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

Bassett satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (40.4 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (134.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (260.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ionia, IA (1.9 miles ), North Washington, IA (2.5 miles) , Colwell, IA (2.8 miles) , Nashua, IA (2.8 miles ), Charles City, IA (2.8 miles ), New Hampton, IA (3.2 miles ), Alta Vista, IA (3.3 miles ), Floyd, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 43.06 N, Longitude: 92.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 641

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

3.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-7.5%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Transportation occupations (26%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)

Average climate in Bassett, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bassett-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the Bassett city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bassett-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 250.7 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 400.5 miles away from Bassett center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 215.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 380.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 259.8 miles away from Bassett center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 354.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chickasaw County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bassett:

  • CREST VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - CHARLES CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • FLOYD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH/HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CHARLES CITY, IA)
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-NEW HAMPTON Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)
  • NEW HAMPTON CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)
  • CHICKASAW CO PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; NEW HAMPTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bassett:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 32 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 34 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 38 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 40 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Luther College (about 40 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 45 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Riverland Community College (about 50 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)

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Chickasaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.8. This is better than average.

City:

53.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 9.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.75
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 2.9%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.6
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bassett city (based on Chickasaw County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,2977
Mainline Protestant4,26414
Evangelical Protestant1,0286
Other11
None2,849-
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: 4
Chickasaw County:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Chickasaw County:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

11.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Chickasaw County:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$450
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$754
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$180
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,384

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $2,000 ($30.77)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($30.77)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($30.77)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($30.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($15.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($15.38)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,000 ($30.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($61.54)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($61.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($92.31)
    General Support: $1,000 ($15.38)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,000 ($61.54)
    Property: $3,000 ($46.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($1230.77)

4.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Iowa average:

5.75%

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 Bremer County, IA  0.72% ($31,000 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.54% ($29,630)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.46% ($29,783)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
Iowa average:

5.94%

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 Black Hawk County, IA  0.56% ($30,071 average AGI)
to Floyd County, IA  0.56% ($22,071)
to Bremer County, IA  0.32% ($32,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bassett:

  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KCHA (1580 AM; 1 kW; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Bassett:

  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bassett:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 61m200ftTotal length
  • 16,164Total average daily traffic
  • 1,444Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,126Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bassett, IA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (82%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (6%)

Bassett compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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