Bastrop County

Bastrop County, Texas

804 Pecan St
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: (512) 332-7244
Fax: (512) 332-7249
www.bastropcounty.com

In east-central TX, southeast of Austin; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For Felipe Enrique Neri (?-1828), Baron de Bastrop, who established a colony of Germans in TX (1823); first commissioner of Austin's colony (1824)

Area (sq mi):: 895.92 (land 888.35; water 7.57) Population per square mile: 78.70
Population 2005: 69,932 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 21.10%; 1990-2000 50.90% Population 2000: 57,733 (White 65.40%; Black or African American 8.80%; Hispanic or Latino 24.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 10.60%). Foreign born: 8.10%. Median age: 35.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,146; median household $43,578; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,415-$21,692
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 37.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Agreement was submitted by, and will be led by, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), working with Bastrop County, the Houston Zoo, Texas State University, nonprofit groups and other partners.
WHEN A WILDFIRE destroyed property in Bastrop County, Texas, in October, Texas A&M University Health Science Center student Revati Narawane received more than a classroom lesson about public health's role in addressing the disaster.
Fritz recounts his experience and that of his family during the forest fire that devastated his home in Bastrop County, Texas in 2011.
Synopsis: Roughly thirteen thousand years ago, Clovis hunters cached more than fifty projectile points, preforms, and knives at the toe of a gentle slope near present-day Elgin, Bastrop County, in central Texas.
The Golden Globe winner had used a storage building in Bastrop County as a personal archive for his career.
Mark Listoria held a public briefing in Bastrop County, just east of Austin, about a pending eight-week U.
Suddenly, Bastrop County and Bastrop State Park were thrust into the nation's eyes.
We need a shooting range, here in Bastrop County, Texas.
Established in 1889, the first National Bank of Bastrop, Texas has assets of approximately $400 million and serves Bastrop County citizens with locations in Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville, and Cedar Creek.
The homeowners, who lived in Bastrop County, Texas, just east of Austin, were devastated by last year's wildfire that consumed their homes and precious belongings.
Today, fragments of this system remain in portions of five counties in East Central Texas with the largest remnant in Bastrop County.
The event--labeled the Bastrop County Complex fire--once again gave rise to the stories that restore one's faith in people: Neighbors as well as citizens from states around the nation responded immediately to the plight of victims.