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.


Total Population 10,949
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,647
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 27.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $20,266
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,317
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,697


Median Family Income $23,918
% Above Poverty Level 57.7%
% Below Poverty Level 42.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $552
Median House Value $62,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 75.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 5.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bastrop Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 195 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Morehouse
Standard Zip Codes 71220
P.O. Box Zip Codes 71221
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.756
Longitude -91.872

Bastrop Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station EPPS 6 WNW
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 53 F
Apr Temp 53 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 55.3 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bastrop, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beekman (71220)

Dewdrop (71220)

Log Cabin (71220)

Perryville (71220)

Shelton (71220)

Upland (71220)

Wardville (71220)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bonita 178 $14,688
Collinston 216 $32,188
Mer Rouge 602 $49,063
Monroe 49,529 $36,547
Oak Ridge 118 $97,500
Sterlington 1,873 $46,176

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bastrop Public Libraries

Morehouse Parish Library
Bastrop, Louisiana
(318) 281-3696
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Bastrop Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(318) 283-3601
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 925 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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