Bastrop County, Texas

According to the 2000 Census, Bastrop County, Texas has a population of 57,733 people. Of those, 46,327 (80%) are White, 5,072 (9%) are Black, and 13,845 (24%) are Latino[1]. However, 1,610 (or 3% of the 57,733 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.

Even though prisoners cannot participate in the local community, the Census Bureau nevertheless counts them as residents of the county where they are incarcerated.

A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Bastrop County a population of 56,123 with a demographic that is 81% White, 8% Black, and 23% Latino.

Reported in
Census 2000
Total 57,733 1,610 56,123
White 46,327 824 45,503
Black 5,072 345 4,727
Latino 13,845 900 12,945


[1]The numbers for Whites, Blacks and Latinos may not add up to the total number because we have not included racial groups other than Whites and Blacks and because the Census Bureau considers "Latino" to be an ethnicity, not a race. Most of the people reported as being Latino are also counted as being White or Black.

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