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B-
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C-
Bastrop County is located in Texas with a population of 80,306. In Bastrop County, most residents own their homes. Many families live in Bastrop County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
80,306

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$932
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Bastrop County 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
    345
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    414
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,166.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    191.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Bastrop County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,185
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Bastrop County

Bastrop County Reviews

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Although not large like Austin, Bastrop County has grown immensely over the past years. It has the essential stores that one needs and is currently expanding on creating stores that offer tech support, home goods, and doctors. At the moment, Bastrop County is building a hospital to attend the needs of the people quicker, instead of driving all the way to Smithville or Austin. However, Bastrop County has grown in size and their is many traffic issues, such as accidents, speeding, and road rage. Overall good county, but needs better management of roads.
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I have been in Bastrop since the middle of 5th grade and right now, I am in my last semester of high school. I love Bastrop. Even though there are some stores that i wish we had here in Bastrop, it is still my home. Bastrop is still recovering from the horrible fire that occurred a couple of years ago, but in it's own unique way, it is pretty. The state park is a really great park for people who like to go hiking. I myself have been there alot and all the hiking trails are different. There are trails for people who dont want a really heavy exercise but there are also heavy and steep trails for the folks who do want a challenging hiking trail. There is a pool that is open during the summer. There is also a little playground to keep the little kids busy.
Bastrop is a cute town that is drastically growing! Main street keeps it's historic charm and where most of the night life happens. The parks are beautiful and the library resourceful. Decent school districts. Bastrop likes to hold art festivities and yearly events like Bastrop River Clean up and Yesterfest. A family oriented community and just about thirty minutes outside of Austin, Texas where the State Capitol is. Bastrop even has a Hyatt Regency to escape and relax in natures scenic beauty. And let's not forget it even has a state park.