Bastrop County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:88,723More data
Estimate 2018:86,595 
Estimate 2017:84,585 
Estimate 2016:82,591 
Estimate 2015:80,115 
Estimate 2014:77,737 
Estimate 2013:75,814 
Estimate 2012:74,749 
Estimate 2011:75,055 
Census 2010:74,171More data
Census 2000:57,733More data
Population of the County Seat (Bastrop)
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:9,242More data
Elgin city (pt.):9,284More data
Mustang Ridge city (pt.):0More data
Smithville city:4,515More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:888.2More data
Water Area:7.3More data
Total Area:895.6More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:83.51More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:36.15More data
Percent Rural:63.85More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:38.6%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:87.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:52.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:6.7%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.4%More data
65 and Older:15.2%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:38.3More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$36,561More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$3,179,953,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$61,883More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:12.6%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:81.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:20.4% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$39,288More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$37,426 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$36,297 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$36,308 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$35,376 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.579900More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$9,047,889,615More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$8,552,908,521More data
Total Actual Levy:$49,598,317More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$4,719,121More data
CY 2018:$4,495,993 
CY 2017:$4,145,433 
CY 2016:$3,971,764 
CY 2015:$3,604,571 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:24.536More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:121.963More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:153.011More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:16.488More data
Frontage Roads:12.287More data
On-System Subtotal:328.285More data
City Streets:133.076More data
Certified County Roads:930.906More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,063.982More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,392.267More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:96.170More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:348.581More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:306.022More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:33.278More data
Frontage Roads:26.312More data
On-System Subtotal:810.363More data
City Streets:266.152More data
Certified County Roads:1,862.480More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,128.632More data
County Total:2,938.995More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Bastrop County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.