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Bastrop, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Bastrop had a population of 9,225 as of July 1, 2023. Bastrop ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bastrop is located at latitude 32.7562 and longitude -91.8724 in Morehouse Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Bastrop encompass a land area of 8.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morehouse Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6).

The City of Bastrop has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bastrop is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Morehouse Parish.

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Bastrop, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 9,225 (100%)
Population in Households 8,942 (96.9%)
Population in Families 7,307 (79.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 283 ( 3.1%)
Population Density 1,078
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $21,673
Average Household Income $37,585
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $15,410
Wealth Index5 25
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (36.8)


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,915 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,850 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 660 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $83,146
Average Home Value $121,906
Housing Affordability Index3 114


Total Households 3,765
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,450
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -1.50% -0.86%
Households -0.92% -0.60%
Families   -0.70%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.24%

Bastrop, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bastrop to the other 488 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 63 87th
Population Density # 120 76th
Median Household Income # 475 3rd
Housing Affordability Index # 150 31st
Per Capita Income # 467 5th
Diversity Index # 297 39th

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