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.
Bastrop is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
As is often the case in a small city, Bastrop doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Bastrop with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.67% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
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.