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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Bastrop is a town in Louisiana with a population of 10,643. Bastrop is in Morehouse Parish. Living in Bastrop offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Bastrop and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$73,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$546
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Bastrop Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,139.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    29.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    155.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3,330.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,183.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    282.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Bastrop

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$21,364
National
$55,322
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Bastrop Reviews

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When we first moved to Bastrop, we were in financial difficulty and was looking to decrease our debt. We found a home for $50,000 on 2 acre lot facing the bayou. Who knew affordable housing really existed. This was very helpful financially as well as mentally. Bastrop offers a small town feel with local courthouse shopping. It continues to support the local entrepreneur with his/her businesses. Bastrop offers public and private schools within it's parish to fit the needs of each child. It is a diverse community that offers multiple religious church homes for each individual. Bastrop continues to hold on to it's small town persona and provides a family a safe place to grow.
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I have lived here all my life. Everything I have experienced has been in this town. I would love to see areas for kids, teens, and the younger adults to have place to go during weeekends and summers. Someplace that might help them to learn some skills or to practice on skills they may already have like skateboarding, basketball baseball's. Something to just bring the kids together and keep them out of trouble. This is a great city and if our jury would focus more on the lives of the kids to improve their minds they might just improve their lives.
Parents are not concerned about their children's education like parents of previous students. The mill was the largest money maker in town and after its closure the town has been declining since. The only money making jobs are in administration! Most stores that are not commercial have a hard time staying open after 3 to 6 months. This is a very depressed city!