Bastrop is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,242 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 $56,425.00.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bastrop who work in office and administrative support (15.83%), management occupations (11.09%), and teaching (8.38%).
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 31.78 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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.
In terms of college education, Bastrop is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.06% of adults in Bastrop have a college degree.
The per capita income in Bastrop in 2018 was $29,340, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,360 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 24.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bastrop include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Bastrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.