Bastrop County is home to approximately 84,761 Texas residents. Adjacent counties include Williamson County to the north, Lee County to the northeast, Fayette County to the southeast, Caldwell County to the southwest, and Travis County to the northwest. The average commute time is 34 minutes for residents living in this county.
Bastrop County Homes for Sale
Bastrop County Cities
Bastrop is the county seat for this county. Other cities in the county include Elgin, Mustang Ridge, and Smithville. Census designated areas include Camp Swift, Circle D-KC Estates, McDade, and Wyldwood. Unicorporated communities in Bastrop County include Alum Creek, Bateman, Cedar Creek, Hills Prairie, Jeddo, Jordan, Kovar, Paige, Pettytown, Red Rock, Rockne, Rosanky, Sayersville, String Prairie, Togo, Upton, and Utley.
Bastrop County Schools
Students in Bastrop County are served by Bastrop Independent School District, Elgin Independent School District, McDade Independent School District, and Smithville Independent School District.
Bastrop Independent School District is comprised of six elementary schools, two intermediate schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. This district enrolls approximately 11,000 students annually.
Elgin Independent School District is comprised of three elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. This district enrolls approximately 4,100 students annually.
McDade Independent School District is comprised of one elementary school that enrolls students in grades pre-kindergarten through five and one high school that enrolls students in grades 6 – 11.
Smithville Independent School District is comprised of two elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. This district enrolls approximately 1,800 students annually.
The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 80.6 percent. The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 18.4 percent. They also manage Tiger Academy.
Bastrop County Parks & Recreation
The Bastrop Parks & Recreation Department maintains Stoney Point Park, Colorado River Nature Park, and Cedar Creek Park.
Bastrop County Events
There’s always an adventure to be experienced in Bastrop County with events that are sure to please. Downtown Bastrop is full of creative energy during the Bastrop First Friday Art Walk. This monthly event celebrates local artists and small businesses in the downtown area.
Elgin hosts the Sip, Shop, and Stroll on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Join residents downtown for incredible music, food, and shopping.
Bastrop celebrates fall with the Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival. Smithville brings the fright with the Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park in October.
The Christmas season means it’s time for Lost Pines Christmas in Downtown Bastrop, Elgin Holiday by the Tracks in Elgin, and Smithville Festival of Lights and Parade is hosted by the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bastrop County Weather
The average high temperature for this area is 84 degrees in July, but it does get as high as 97 degrees. The average low temperature is 50 degrees in January, but it does get as low as 41 degrees. The month with the most precipitation is May with 5.8 inches. Residents can breathe easy knowing that the pollution index is 86 percent better than the nation’s average. The air quality index is 17 percent better that the nation’s average.
Bastrop County Real Estate
There are currently around 30,712 residential properties in Bastrop County. Of those properties, 77.9 percent are owned by a person who lives in the home. The median home value for this area is $142,100.