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. Bastrop has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
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 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bastrop, the average commute to work is 31.83 minutes, which is quite a bit 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 overall 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, and the average American community has 21.84%.
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.