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Overview

Introduction to Bastrop, Louisiana

Bastrop, Louisiana, in Morehouse county, is 22 miles NE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center) and 195 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Bastrop History

The city of Bastrop in Louisiana is the seat of Morehouse Parish. The Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this region. Then the first settlement was set up at Point Pleasant in 1785 by Indian trader Francois Bonaventure. Bastrop was formed when 500 families were induced to settle in the area by Baron de Bastrop. The city was named Bastrop in honor of Baron de Bastrop. In the year 1852 the city was incorporated.

Bastrop and nearby Attractions

  • Snyder Memorial Museum & Creative Arts Center
  • Poverty Point State Historic Site
  • Chemin - A - Haut State Park
  • Cairo Museum
  • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Bastrop

Visitors to the city can enjoy the recreational facilities offered by various parks like he Ralph George Park, A P Carter Park, East Madison Park, and Emilea Park. One may also see the local churches such as Highland Baptist Church, Second Missionary Baptist Church, and First Church of God. Golf lovers may spend some time in the Morehouse Country Club. Those who are interested in wild life may visit the Georgia Pacific Wildlife Management Area.

Bastrop Transportation

Monroe Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Bastrop Higher Education

Louisiana Technical College - Bastrop Campus is the local college. Other educational institutions that one can opt for are University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana Tech University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,851
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+3,637
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married27.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.7%
Median Earnings25+$21,455
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,835
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,460

Wealth

Median Family Income$25,212
% Above Poverty Level57.9%
% Below Poverty Level42.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$536
Median House Value$64,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)76.3%
African6.2%
Irish6.2%
English4.2%
German2.2%
French Except Basque1.3%
Danishn0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Polish0.2%
Russian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Italian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Bastrop Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morehouse Parish
Standard Zip Codes71220
P.O. Box Zip Codes71221
Phone Area Codes318
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.77
Approximate Longitude-91.9

Bastrop Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBASTROP
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
StationEPPS 6 WNW
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 53 F
Apr Temp53 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip55.3 inches
StationCROSSETT 2 SSE
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 77 F
Annual Precip58 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bonita137$16,667
Collinston365$28,958
Mer Rouge555$51,563
Monroe49,361$37,731
Oak Ridge137$98,750
Sterlington2,165$47,083

Bastrop Public Libraries

Morehouse Parish Library
524 EAST MADISON AVENUE
Bastrop, Louisiana
(318) 281-3696

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Bastrop Hospitals

Liberty Healthcare System - Bastrop
(Proprietary)
4673 Eugene Ware Blvd
(318) 281-2448
Morehouse General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
323 W Walnut Ave
(318) 556-1191
Sterlington Rehabilitation Hospital
370 W. Hickory Street
(318) 281-4531

Bastrop Public Schools

Cherry Ridge Elementary School
6281 Cherry Ridge Road
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-2002
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Morehouse Junior High School
1001 West Madison Avenue
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-0776
Middle
Total Enrollment 465
Pine Grove Elementary School
7261 Pine Grove Loop
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-1289
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Henry V. Adams Elementary School
804 Kammell Street
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-5244
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Beekman Charter School
15190 Am Baker Road
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-1743
Other
Total Enrollment 775
South Side Elementary School
500 South Vine Street
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-4488
Oak Hill Elementary School
630 Collinston Road
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-4495
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Morehouse Magnet School
909 Larche Lane
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-3126
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Bastrop High School
402 Highland Avenue
ZIP: 71220
(318) 281-0194
High
Total Enrollment 856

Bastrop Private Schools

Prairie View Academy
9942 Edwin St
ZIP: 71220
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 310
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