Baskin, Louisiana

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Baskin is a village in Franklin Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 188 at the 2000 census. Baskin is located north of the parish seat of Winnsboro.

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History

The Baskin High School women's basketball team holds the record for longest winning streak in organized sports. The lady-rams won 218 consecutive games from 1948 to 1953. A span of six years. Once the streak was broken, another 71 game streak continued. In the span of ten years the lady rams led by Hall of Fame coach Tiny Tarbutton would go 315 and 2 with 9 state titles and an average winning margin of over 30 points.

Baskin also holds the dubious distinction of being the town in Louisiana which derives the most revenue from traffic fines and forfeitures, according to the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. Traffic fines and forfeitures account for 84% of the town's budget.[1]

Geography

Baskin is located at 32°15′27″N 91°44′47″W / 32.2575°N 91.74639°W / 32.2575; -91.74639 (32.257544, -91.746378)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.5 km² (1.3 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 188 people, 77 households, and 47 families residing in the village. The population density was 54.2/km² (140.6/mi²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 24.8/km² (64.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.68% White, 2.66% African American, 0.53% Native American, and 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 77 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.04.

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