Bastrop is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,278 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bastrop is the 43rd largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some cities, Bastrop isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bastrop are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bastrop is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bastrop who work in healthcare suport services (15.98%), healthcare (8.92%), and food service (8.17%).
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.
The population of Bastrop has a very low overall level of education: only 9.98% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Bastrop in 2010 was $13,011, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,044 for a family of four. Bastrop also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.88% 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 African, English, Irish, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Bastrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.