Assynt is situated in North Western Scotland and is approximately 15 miles north of Ullapool. The Community Council area boundary is based on the old boundary of the Parish of Assynt. The area is characterised by disparate populations, many distributed along the coast.
The 2011 Census recorded the population of Assynt as 1028 people normally resident in Assynt. Although Lochinver has the largest population, the total population outside the village is larger.