Bastrop is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,713 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bastrop is the 43rd largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bastrop is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bastrop is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bastrop who work in office and administrative support (13.25%), healthcare suport services (8.67%), and sales jobs (8.28%).
Bastrop is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Bastrop, just 11.67% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Bastrop in 2010 was $12,293, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,172 for a family of four. Bastrop also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.29% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Bastrop is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bastrop home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bastrop residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bastrop include Irish, English, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in Bastrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.