Bastrop is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,420 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bastrop is the 276th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Bastrop, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Bastrop, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Bastrop’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Bastrop does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $61,538.00.
Bastrop real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Bastrop house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bastrop who work in office and administrative support (14.94%), management occupations (12.70%), and sales jobs (8.57%).
Also of interest is that Bastrop has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Bastrop, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.83 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Bastrop does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Bastrop citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.93% of adults in Bastrop have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bastrop in 2010 was $27,677, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,708 for a family of four. However, Bastrop contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bastrop is an extremely 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Bastrop also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bastrop include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bastrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.