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. Much of the housing stock in Bastrop was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Bastrop economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Bastrop, where 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 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, 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.
One downside of living in Bastrop, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.83 minutes every day commuting to work.
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.