Bastrop has the 2840th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 14.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Bastrop is part of the Austin metro area. Unemployment in the Austin area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Austin has the 32nd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Bastrop is below average at $49,560, and the median cost of a home in Bastrop is $139,800, which is below the national average. 19% of workers in Bastrop hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 80% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Bastrop. 79% of Bastrop workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 13% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Bastrop spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.