Bastrop, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
39.6
0% 1-year change
2018 Poverty Rate
28.5%
3.1% 1-year increase

About

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bastrop, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.504%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.392%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.25%).

None of the households in Bastrop, LA 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.

Most people in Bastrop, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bastrop, LA was 2 cars per household.

Bastrop, LA borders El Dorado, AR and Monroe, LA.

Population & Diversity

In 2018, there were 1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.8k people) in Bastrop, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 131 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bastrop, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 23
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 133
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    131 ± 37
0.392%
Hispanic Population
102 people

In 2018, there were 1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.8k people) in Bastrop, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 131 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.392% of the people in Bastrop, LA are hispanic (102 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.573%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
149 people
0.669%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
176 people

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    526 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    152 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    147 ± 84

Bastrop, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bastrop, LA employs N/A people. The largest industries in Bastrop, LA are , and the highest paying industries are .

Occupations

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

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The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bastrop, LA, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bastrop, LA, though some of these residents may live in Bastrop, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% 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 14.4%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 210
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 185
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 88
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 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 Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% 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 (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

People in Bastrop, LA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bastrop, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bastrop, LA is N/A. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Bastrop, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,191.

Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bastrop, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,191.

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

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Household Income

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Median Household Income
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9.76k
Number of Households
± 628

The following chart displays the households in Bastrop, LA 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bastrop, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (89.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.05%)

In 2018, 89.7% of workers in Bastrop, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.5%) and those who worked at home (1.05%).

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

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bastrop, LA have a similar commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.944% of the workforce in Bastrop, LA 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, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bastrop, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bastrop, LA (7.16k out of 25.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bastrop, LA is false, followed by false and false.

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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Health

88% of the population of Bastrop, LA has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 26% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 8.51% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1434 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 305 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,434 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,434 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In N/A, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in .

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
26%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
8.51%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bastrop, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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