Bastrop County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:106,188More data
Estimate 2021:102,166 
Census 2020:97,218More data
Census 2010:74,171More data
Census 2000:57,733More data
Population of the County Seat (Bastrop)
Census 2020:9,688 
Census 2010:7,218 
Census 2000:5,340 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Austin city (pt.):0More data
Bastrop city:11,189More data
Elgin city (pt.):9,681More data
Mustang Ridge city (pt.):0More data
Smithville city:4,130More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:888.2More data
Water Area:7.3More data
Total Area:895.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:109.45More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:36.15More data
Percent Rural:63.85More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:42.3%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:87.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.2%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:2.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:48.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:6.3%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.6%More data
65 and Older:15.6%More data
85 and Older:1.3%More data
Median Age:37.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$44,230More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$4,513,977,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$72,809More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:11.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:18.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:23.1% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$45,775More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$43,347 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$40,661 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,288 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,426 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.4 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.522000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$12,589,701,868More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$9,032,037,826More data
Total Actual Levy:$47,147,238More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$7,837,387More data
CY 2021:$6,503,945 
CY 2020:$5,368,172 
CY 2019:$4,719,121 
CY 2018:$4,495,993 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:24.585More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:121.971More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:152.991More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:16.488More data
Frontage Roads:16.048More data
On-System Subtotal:332.083More data
City Streets:134.604More data
Certified County Roads:948.963More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,083.567More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,415.650More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:98.340More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:345.556More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:306.099More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:32.976More data
Frontage Roads:33.335More data
On-System Subtotal:816.306More data
City Streets:269.208More data
Certified County Roads:1,898.098More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,167.306More data
County Total:2,983.612More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Bastrop County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Bastrop County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Bastrop County»

Special Districts in Bastrop County.
School Districts in Bastrop County.
History of City Tax Rates in Bastrop County.

Airports in Bastrop County.
Hospitals in Bastrop County.
Prisons in Bastrop County.