Bastrop County, TX

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2022 Population
98,435
3.74% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38
1.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
9.67% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,151
2.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$235,900
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
45,372
3.43% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bastrop County, TX had a population of 98.4k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $80,151. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bastrop County, TX grew from 94,887 to 98,435, a 3.74% increase and its median household income grew from $78,339 to $80,151, a 2.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bastrop County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.3%), Other (Hispanic) (16.9%), White (Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.1%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.23%).

None of the households in Bastrop County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.6% of the residents in Bastrop County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bastrop County, TX are The Art Institute of Austin (451820) (29 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bastrop County, TX was $235,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.8%.

Most people in Bastrop County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bastrop County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bastrop County, TX is home to a population of 98.4k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.3% of Bastrop County, TX residents were born outside of the country (12.1k people).

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.5k people) in Bastrop County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k Other (Hispanic) and 12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.6%
2022 Citizenship
92.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.6% of Bastrop County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bastrop County, TX was 92.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bastrop County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.5k ± 873
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 2.62k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12k ± 2.08k
41.2%
Hispanic Population
40.6k people

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.5k people) in Bastrop County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k Other (Hispanic) and 12k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.2% of the people in Bastrop County, TX are hispanic (40.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bastrop County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.1k people
11.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11k people

As of 2022, 12.3% of Bastrop County, TX residents (12.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bastrop County, TX was 11.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,391 ± 393
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,990 ± 479
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,383 ± 367

Bastrop County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bastrop County, TX employs 45.4k people. The largest industries in Bastrop County, TX are Construction (5,800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,166 people), and Retail Trade (4,943 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($72,353), Public Administration ($61,844), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,399).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

45.4k
2022 Value
± 2,220
3.43%
1 Year growth
± 6.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bastrop County, TX grew at a rate of 3.43%, from 43.9k employees to 45.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bastrop County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,788 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,894 people), and Management Occupations (4,745 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bastrop County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

45.4k
2022 Value
± 2,220
3.43%
1 Year growth
± 6.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bastrop County, TX grew at a rate of 3.43%, from 43.9k employees to 45.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bastrop County, TX, are Construction (5,800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,166 people), and Retail Trade (4,943 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bastrop County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Bastrop County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,311
Median earning men ± $4,023
$37,908
Median earning women ± $4,031

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($79,964), Public Administration ($67,857), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,256).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($103,309), Information ($65,575), and Public Administration ($59,077).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 406
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 336
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 264
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bastrop County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 56% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Bastrop County, TX awarded 29 degrees. The student population of Bastrop County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 47 male students and 31 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bastrop County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (11 and 39.3%), followed by White (10 and 35.7%), Black or African American (6 and 21.4%), and Asian (1 and 3.57%).

The largest universities in Bastrop County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The Art Institute of Austin (451820) (29 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bastrop County, TX are Game & Interactive Media Design (8 and 27.6%), Multimedia (5 and 17.2%), and Recording Arts Technology (3 and 10.3%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 78 students enrolled in Bastrop County, TX, 60.3% men and 39.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 31 records, of which 35.5% were women and 64.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 8 degrees awarded
  2. 5 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bastrop County, TX was Game & Interactive Media Design with 8 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The Art Institute of Austin (451820) with 29 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 17 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bastrop County, TX, which is 1.42 times more than the 12 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 11 degrees mean that there were 1.1 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 10 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($94) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bastrop County, TX was $235,900 in 2022, which is 0.837 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $209,000 to $235,900, a 12.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Bastrop County, TX is 77.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bastrop County, TX have an average commute time of 35.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bastrop County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bastrop County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.26%.

Property

$235,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,090
$25,884
Median Property Taxes
±$1,468

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bastrop County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bastrop County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.8% of the housing units in Bastrop County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9507
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bastrop County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$80,151
Median Household Income
± $4,882
33.3k
Number of Households
± 1,867

In 2022, the median household income of the 33.3k households in Bastrop County, TX grew to $80,151 from the previous year's value of $78,339.

The following chart displays the households in Bastrop County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bastrop County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.2%)

In 2022, 75.7% of workers in Bastrop County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (10.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

35.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bastrop County, TX have a longer commute time (35.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.51% of the workforce in Bastrop County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bastrop County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bastrop County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bastrop County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.26%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bastrop County, TX (11.5k out of 95.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bastrop County, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.4% of the children was living in poverty in Bastrop County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 407 in Bastrop County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.12 per 100,000 population.

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Health

80.8% of the population of Bastrop County, TX has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 2.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bastrop County, TX see 3697 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% increase from the previous year (3624 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3159 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1579 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,697 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bastrop County, TX

Primary care physicians in Bastrop County, TX see an average of 3,697 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% increase from the previous year (3,624 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bastrop County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

19.2%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
10.1%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
2.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bastrop County, TX grew by 3.13% from 18.6% to 19.2%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.3 in Bastrop County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.7% in Bastrop County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22.7% in Bastrop County, TX.

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