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Bastrop County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Bastrop County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Seat Bastrop
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

896 sq mi (2,320 km²)
888 sq mi (2,301 km²)
8 sq mi (20 km²), 0.84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

57,733
65/sq mi (25/km²)
Founded 1836
Named for Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
The Bastrop County Courthouse in Bastrop is designed in classical revival style. Built in 1883, the Courthouse and Jail Complex were listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.
Closeup view of the Bastrop County Courthouse, located across from the Roman Catholic Church in Bastrop
Obelisk commemorating Bastrop County soldiers in the army of the Confederate States of America is located on the courthouse grounds.
Veterans Memorial at Bastrop County Courthouse
The Bastrop County Historical Museum in Bastrop periodically changes its exhibits.


Bastrop County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. As of 2006, the population was 71,700. Its county seat is Bastrop[1]. Bastrop County is named for Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop (he was actually a commoner named Philip Hendrik Nering Bogel wanted for embezzlement in his native country of the Netherlands), an early Dutch settler who assisted Stephen F. Austin in obtaining land grants in Texas. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 896 square miles (2,320 km²), of which, 888 square miles (2,301 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (20 km²) of it (0.84%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 57,733 people, 20,097 households, and 14,771 families residing in the county. The population density was 65 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 22,254 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.24% White, 8.79% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.60% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 23.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,097 households out of which 35.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,578, and the median income for a family was $49,456. Males had a median income of $32,843 versus $25,536 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,146. About 8.40% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated areas/Historical Communities

Education

The following school districts serve Bastrop County:

Miscellaneous topics

Recreational facilities

Filmography

Several Hollywood feature films and notable independent films have used locations in Bastrop County.

Year Film Top Billed Cast Location
1974 Lovin' Molly Anthony Perkins, Blythe Danner Bastrop
1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Marilyn Burns, Allen Danzinger Bastrop (Gas Station and BBQ Shack)
1975 The Great Waldo Pepper Robert Redford, Bo Svenson Elgin
1994 Love and a .45 Gil Bellows, Renée Zellweger Bastrop (Gas station)
1995 The Big Green Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo Elgin
1996 Courage Under Fire Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan Bastrop
1996 The Whole Wide World Vincent D'Onofrio, Renée Zellweger Bastrop
1997 The Only Thrill Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard Bastrop
1998 The Dentist 2 Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter Smithville
1998 Home Fries Drew Barrymore, Luke Wilson Bastrop
1998 Hope Floats Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr. Smithville
1999 Varsity Blues James Van Der Beek, Amy Smart Elgin
1999 The Soul Collector Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Gilbert Bastrop
2004 Friday Night Lights Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black Elgin
2004 The Alamo Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton Bastrop
Jim Small's Big Thicket (Lake camp scenes)
Steiner Ranch (Bexar & Alamo scenes)
2006 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Amber Heard, Anson Mount Bastrop
2008 Fireflies in the Garden Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds Bastrop (T. A. Hasler House)
Smithville
2009 The Tree of Life Brad Pitt, Sean Penn Smithville
2009 Friday the 13th (2009 film) Jared Padalecki, Derek Mears Camp

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 30°06′N 97°19′W / 30.10°N 97.31°W / 30.10; -97.31


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Bastrop County, Texas
Map
File:Map of Texas highlighting Bastrop County.png
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the USA highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1836
Seat Bastrop
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.84%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

57733
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop

Bastrop County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. As of 2000, the population was 57,733. Its county seat is Bastrop6. Bastrop is named for Felipe Enrique Neri, Baron de Bastrop, an early Dutch settler who assisted Stephen F. Austin in obtaining land grants in Texas. (See List of Texas county name etymologies.)

Contents

Geography

The Bastrop County courthouse, designed in classical revival style, was built in 1883. The Courthouse and Jail Complex were listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,320 km² (896 sq mi). 2,301 km² (888 sq mi) of it is land and 20 km² (8 sq mi) of it (0.84%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 57,733 people, 20,097 households, and 14,771 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (65/sq mi). There were 22,254 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 80.24% White, 8.79% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 7.60% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 23.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,097 households out of which 35.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 105.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,578, and the median income for a family was $49,456. Males had a median income of $32,843 versus $25,536 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,146. About 8.40% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated areas

Education

The following school districts serve Bastrop County:

Miscellaneous topics

Recreational facilities

External links



Coordinates: 30°06′N 97°19′W / 30.10, -97.31

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