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Bastrop, LA

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Bastrop's Livability

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  • B
    Housing
  • F
    Job Market
  • B-
    Diversity
  • C
    Crime
  • B+
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  • B
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About Bastrop, LA

Bastrop, LA is located in Morehouse County in the state of Louisiana.

The total City Population for Bastrop is about 9,879 with about 454 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $86,407, which is roughly 31% lower than the Average Home Value of $125,814 for the state of Louisiana, and roughly 54% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $23,955, which is roughly 46% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $44,453 for the state of Louisiana, and roughly 58% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Bastrop Population 9,879
Average Home Value $86,407
Median Household Income $23,955
Median Age 32.8
Unemployment Rate 12.7%
Politics 56.25% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.26
Male Population Estimate: 48.2%
Female Population Estimate: 51.8%
Median Age: 32.8
Male Median Age: 32.1
Female Median Age: 34.8

Racial Demographic Estimates

Black:78.5%
White:19.1%
Hispanic:0.7%
Asian:0.6%
Indian:0.5%
Other:0.3%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Morehouse County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Bill Cassidy
U.S. Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
John Kennedy
U.S. Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
John Bel Edwards
State governor
John Bel Edwards
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 56.25%
Democratic: 42.73%
Other: 0.54%
Libertarian: 0.48%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Bastrop specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Morehouse County: About 15.9169 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Morehouse County: About 571.007 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Morehouse County is about 75% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 50% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Bastrop is about 12.7%.

Louisiana is ranked #42 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 24.35 out of 100.

42nd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 8.8

The average living wage for the state of Louisiana is $32.16/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Louisiana a minimum wage score of 3.6 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Louisiana a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Louisiana is $182.09, resulting in a UI benefit score of 25.32 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Louisiana does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Louisiana does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Louisiana does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Louisiana does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Louisiana does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Louisiana does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Louisiana does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Louisiana does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Louisiana does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Louisiana does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Louisiana does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Louisiana does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Louisiana does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Louisiana does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Louisiana does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Louisiana does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Louisiana does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Louisiana does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Louisiana does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Louisiana does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 71220, 71221 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 32.774800
Longitude: -91.907800
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 93.1 ft.
Area Code(s): 318