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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Bassett is a town in Virginia with a population of 959. Bassett is in Henry County. Living in Bassett offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Bassett and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bassett are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$568
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Bassett

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,833
National
$55,322
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Bassett Reviews

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Bassett is a small town enviroment located centrally between larger cities of Roanoke and Danville, Virginia and Greensboro, NC. This is mostly a rural area with access to wonderful camping grounds around the small undeveloped - "Philpott Lake", and is within close proximity of "Fairystone State Park". It is located near the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains!
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Bassett to me, has an environment suited for people that love a little country life, but not to keen on being in the middle of no where either. Bassett is a small community with many opportunities to explore new hobbies. For example, you can rent kayaks and go paddle down Smith River or you can go to our annual classic car show through Bassett. Like many cities and towns, their can be a few changes that can make the community better. One thing I would like to see change would be the lack of jobs in the area. Sadly after many of the factories that made Bassett a thriving community shut down, many people lost jobs and many began search for jobs in other towns, causing people to leave Bassett. I think with more working businesses in Bassett, the community would prosper and become a better environment for newcomers.
The neighbors are friendly, and I enjoy the convenience of being close to stores and restaurants. There are plenty of parks and places to take my kids to play and have fun in the neighborhood.