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Ancestries: German (28.1%), English (21.5%), Irish (9.6%), Danish (5.2%), French (4.7%), United States (4.4%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 02/8/1887
Elevation: 2343 feet
Land area: 0.44 square miles.
Population density: 1,286 people per square mile (low).
Home Value Estimate
For population 25 years and over in Bassett:
High school or higher: 89.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Bassett city:
Never married: 22.1%
Now married: 47.7%
12 residents are foreign born (0.8% Asia).
According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bassett, Nebraska as of April 01, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Bassett to the number of sex offenders is 557 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $925 (2.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $689 (1.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (156.3 miles , pop. 123,975).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (192.1 miles , pop. 225,581).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (609.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Bassett-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.2 miles away from the Bassett city center injured one personand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 10/29/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 peopleand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Bassett-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 573.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.0 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 112.9 miles away from the city center On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 307.8 miles away from the city center On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from Bassett center On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 119.6 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
The number of natural disasters in Rock County (8) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Colby Coash - Politician.
Hospitals and medical centers in Bassett:
ROCK COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 102 EAST SOUTH STREET)
ROCK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $62,960; Location: 400 STATE STREET; 18,146 books; 27,639 e-books; 696 audio materials; 412 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Bassett: Bassett (A), Bassett Tourist Park (B), Rock County Public Library (C), Rock County Court House (D), Rock County Sheriffs Office (E), Bassett Volunteer Fire Department (F), Rock County Ambulance Service (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Bassett include: Holy Cross Catholic Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Bassett Assembly of God Church (C), Saint Peters Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map
Rock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Bassett and their reported violations in the past:
BASSETT, CITY OF (Population served: 619, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-24-2009), St Public Notif received (JAN-12-2010)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-12-2009)
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-06-2008)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.0%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
Gay men: 0.3% of all households
30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
30 people in nursing homes in 2000
Bassett compared to Nebraska state average:
Median house value significantly below state average.
Unemployed percentage below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly 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.
Renting percentage below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
House age above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Number of college students significantly below state average.
Banks with branches in Bassett (2011 data):
Sandhills State Bank: at 202 Clark Steet, branch established on 1902/09/22. Info updated 2010/06/14: Bank assets: $98.1 mil, Deposits: $83.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sandhills Financial Services, Llc
The Tri-County Bank: - Bassett at 103 West Highway 20, branch established on 2006/04/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $79.8 mil, Deposits: $72.1 mil, headquarters in Stuart, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Tri-County Company
Bassett, Lat: 42.539306 Lon: -99.423806, Call Sign: WQAZ712 Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, 956.443 MHz Grant Date: 09/01/2004, Expiration Date: 09/01/2014, Certifier: Joseph Listengart Registrant: Sourcegas Arkansas, 655 East Millsap Road, Suite 104, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Phone: (877) 404-7207, Fax: (479) 582-7802, Email:
Bassett, 88087 448th Ave (Lat: 42.591167 Lon: -99.520250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQHV877 Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6063.80 MHz Grant Date: 11/20/2007, Expiration Date: 06/02/2017, Certifier: Francis J Dirico Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
BASSETT RS, 5.1 Miles Ese Of (Lat: 42.566111 Lon: -99.441500), Overall height: 62.5 m, Call Sign: WGW350 Assigned Frequencies: 6108.27 MHz, 6108.27 MHz Grant Date: 09/06/2000, Expiration Date: 08/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2006 Registrant: Qwest Corporation, 700 W. Mineral Ave., Rm. Ia-C7.18, Littleton, CO 80120, Phone: (303) 707-8714, Fax: (303) 707-9711, Email:
FCC Registered Paging Towers:
1 Mi. S Of Us 20, 6.8 Mi W Of Us 183, 7.5 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 42.536083 Lon: -99.670389), Overall height: 120.1 m, Call Sign: KNLQ470 Assigned Frequencies: 931.837 MHz Grant Date: 02/16/1996, Expiration Date: 02/16/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/03/2005 Registrant: Alltel Communications, Inc., One Allied Drive, B2f02-A, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: (501) 905-8555, Fax: (501) 905-6193
Rock County Airport (Lat: 42.573611 Lon: -99.577889), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2341, Licensee ID: L00003457 Assigned Frequencies: 0.34151 MHz Grant Date: 12/28/2004, Expiration Date: 12/28/2014 Registrant: State Of Nebraska, Box 82088, Lincoln, NE 68501, Phone: (402) 471-2371
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: KA0GVX, Licensee ID: L01121351 Grant Date: 02/22/2006, Expiration Date: 05/22/2016, Certifier: David B Sybrant Registrant: David B Sybrant, Hc 78 Bx 168, Bassett, NE 68714-9552
Call Sign: KB0TOE, Licensee ID: L00109672 Grant Date: 08/31/2005, Expiration Date: 08/31/2015 Registrant: Stanley L Weidner, 410 Park Street, Bassett, NE 68714-0482
Call Sign: N0QYD, Licensee ID: L00415686 Grant Date: 11/16/2011, Expiration Date: 01/28/2022, Certifier: James E Anderson Registrant: James E Anderson, Bassett, NE 68714
Call Sign: W0WRY Grant Date: 06/05/1995, Expiration Date: 06/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2007 Registrant: Wesley A Jones, 515 Wilson St Hc 78 Box 60, Bassett, NE 68714
Call Sign: WB0YAO Grant Date: 03/29/1994, Expiration Date: 03/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2006 Registrant: George A Ruder, Box 492, Bassett, NE 68714
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2440A , Serial Number: 18-1936, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/1956 Registrant (Corporation): Lackaff Cattle Co, , Bassett, NE 68714
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 101 mph), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2543Z , Serial Number: 345-77, Year manufactured: 1977 Registrant (Corporation): Ebert Flying Service Inc, Po Box 209, Bassett, NE 68714
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 98 mph), Engine: Reciprocating N-Number: 4244 , Serial Number: 1034, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 02/06/1973 Registrant (Corporation): Ebert Flying Service Inc, Hc 78 Box 209, Bassett, NE 68714
Aircraft: AERONCA 11CC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 4506E , Serial Number: 11CC-234, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1957 Registrant (Co-Owned): Archie L Blake, Rt 78 Box 153, Bassett, NE 68714, Other Owners: Ila Mae Blake
Aircraft: AERONCA 11CC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 4562E , Serial Number: 11CC-257, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 06/28/1956 Registrant (Individual): Donald Eugene Gordon, 405 Augusta, Bassett, NE 68714
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 7689 , Serial Number: 926, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/1972 Registrant (Corporation): Ebert Flying Service Inc, Hc 78 Box 209, Bassett, NE 68714
Most common first names in Bassett, NE among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Bassett, NE among deceased individuals