Bastrop County

Bastrop County, Texas

Bastrop County, Texas

Bastrop County, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Bastrop County, located on State highways 71, 95, 21, and 304, on the upper Gulf coastal plains just below the Balcones Escarpment, encompasses 895 square miles of southeast central Texas. Its seat of government, Bastrop, is situated in the center of the county at approximately 30°04' north latitude and 97°22'west longitude, a location about thirty miles southeast of downtown Austin. The terrain throughout most of the county is characterized by rolling uplands and broken hills with surface layers of primarily sandy, loamy soils, and woods where post oaks predominate but where cedar, hickory, elm, and walnut also occur. In the northwestern corner of the county and along the central southeastern border, the topography changes to blackland prairie with waxy clay soil and tall grass cover. The Colorado River bisects the county from northwest to southeast; along this waterway and its tributaries can be found rich alluvial silts and clays. Near the river, the Lost Pine Forest extends through an east central section of the county. Elevations range from 400 to 600 feet above sea level. The county's climate has been described as subtropical humid, with a low average January temperature of 40° F, a high average July temperature of 96° F, and an average annual rainfall of 36.82 inches; the growing season is 270 days long. Mineral resources include clay, oil, gas, lignite, sand, gravel, and surface and underground water.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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300 ft – 729 ft

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Bastrop County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Bastrop County
Pop. Year Source
88,723 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Bastrop County
People Year Source
41,830 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$36,561 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Bastrop County
USD ($) Year Source
9,047,889,615 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Bastrop County
USD ($) Year Source
1,339,762,271 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Bastrop County
USD ($) Year Source
204,951,110 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.2 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
37.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
37.6 95.4 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Bastrop County
Area (square miles) Year Source
888.2 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Bastrop County
Area (square miles) Year Source
895.6 2019 United States Census Bureau