Bastrop is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,802 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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bastrop who work in office and administrative support (16.76%), management occupations (9.81%), and sales jobs (9.75%).
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 30.82 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Bastrop is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.99% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bastrop in 2010 was $23,805, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,220 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 23.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bastrop include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Bastrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.