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Bastrop is a city in Bastrop County, in the Austin-Round Rock metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Felipe Enrique Neri, aka Philip Bogel, an impostor who fraudulently assumed the noble title of the Baron de Bastrop.

The latitude of Bastrop is 30.110N. The longitude is -97.315W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,682.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,212
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bastrop demographic reports
Bastrop is on the Colorado River.
Former and merged names include:
· Mina
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1974 movie, "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre"
· 1996 movie, "Courage Under Fire"
· 2004 movie, "The Alamo"
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Art Fest - Nov. 23-24, 2007
  • Homecoming - Aug. 2-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bastrop web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fisherman's Park, Bastrop State Park, Colorado River
Historic sites and museums: Bastrop Historical Society Museum, Bastrop Opera House, Central Texas Museum of Automotive History
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bastrop demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bastrop County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Austin-Round Rock area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78602 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Bastrop residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bastrop ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bastrop was $19,862, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Bastrop residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bastrop, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $497.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.


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Libraries in Bastrop include Bastrop Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Bastrop County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bastrop political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bastrop workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Bastrop include Best Western Inn of the Pines, Comfort Inn Bastrop, Days Inn Bastrop, Holiday Inn Express Ste Bastrop.

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