Bassett is a city in Rock County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 619 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Rock County.
Bassett was platted in 1884 soon after the railroad was built through that territory. Sources differ whether it was named for A. N. Bassett, or J. W. Basset, a pioneer settler.
Bassett is located at 42°35′2″N 99°32′14″W (42.583787, -99.537342).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 619 people, 306 households, and 162 families living in the city. The population density was 1,406.8 inhabitants per square mile (543.2/km2). There were 410 housing units at an average density of 931.8 per square mile (359.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.
There were 306 households, of which 19.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.1% were non-families.