Bastrop is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,231 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Bastrop is the 276th largest community in Texas.
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 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bastrop who work in office and administrative support (17.75%), sales jobs (10.92%), and management occupations (8.84%).
The percentage of adults in Bastrop who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.26% of the adults in Bastrop have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bastrop in 2010 was $21,786, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,144 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 19.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bastrop include English, Irish, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bastrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.