Bastrop is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,688 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bastrop is the 255th 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.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bastrop who work in management occupations (17.14%), teaching (11.29%), and sales jobs (10.54%).
A relatively large number of people in Bastrop telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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.
The citizens of Bastrop are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.12% of adults in Bastrop have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bastrop in 2018 was $29,390, 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 $117,560 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 39.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bastrop include German, Irish, English, Lebanese, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Bastrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.