Bassett, Kansas

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Bassett is a city situated along the Neosho River in the west-central part of Allen County, located in southeast Kansas, in the central United States of America. The population was 22 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 22 in the year 2006.[3]



Bassett was founded in 1905. The following year the Bassett and Concreto extensions were made to the Iola Electric Railroad street car line. In 1914, the first concrete road in Kansas was laid in Bassett.[4]


Bassett is located at 37°54′14″N 95°24′29″W / 37.90389°N 95.40806°W / 37.90389; -95.40806 (37.904017, -95.408005).[5] The city is situated east of the Neosho River along the south bank of Elm Creek in Iola Township, and it lies adjacent to the southern border of the city of Iola (the county seat). Lake Bassola lies to the east of the city. The city is less than two miles southwest of the interchange between U.S. Routes 54 and 169.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), of which 0.07 square miles (0.18 km²) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km²), or 22.22%, is water.[1]


Bassett's population was estimated to be 22 in the year 2006.[3]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[1] there were 22 people, 10 households, and 7 families residing in the city. The population density was 309.1 people per square mile (121.3/km²). There were 10 housing units at an average density of 140.5/sq mi (55.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.45% White and 4.55% Black or African American.

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