Poverty in Bastrop, Louisiana

What is the poverty rate in Bastrop, Louisiana?
The poverty rate in Bastrop is 43.5%. One out of every 2.3 residents of Bastrop lives in poverty.

How many people in Bastrop, Louisiana live in poverty?
4,508 of 10,359 Bastrop residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Bastrop compare to the rest of Louisiana?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Louisiana is 19.6%, meaning Bastrop has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Louisiana.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Bastrop, Louisiana Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

8,354

48.9% 25.2% 78.5%

White

1,820

20.8% 10.3% 17.1%

What's the Poverty Rate in Bastrop, Louisiana By Race?

48.9% of Black residents of Bastrop, Louisiana live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Bastrop, Louisiana is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 4,082 of 8,354 black Louisianians live below the poverty line. Approximately 78.5% of the total population of Bastrop, Louisiana are black.

20.8% of White residents of Bastrop, Louisiana live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Bastrop, Louisiana is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 378 of 1,820 white Louisianians live below the poverty line. Approximately 17.1% of the total population of Bastrop, Louisiana are white.

Bastrop, Louisiana Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Bastrop, Louisiana?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Bastrop, Louisiana is 43.4%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Bastrop, Louisiana is 43.6%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Bastrop, Louisiana

Female residents of Bastrop, Louisiana are slightly(0%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

1,953 of 4,502 males in Bastrop live below the poverty line.

2,555 of 5,857 females in Bastrop live below the poverty line.

Bastrop, Louisiana Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Bastrop can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Bastrop, Louisiana have a Poverty Rate of 52.8%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Bastrop, Louisiana have a Poverty Rate of 39.3%.

Poverty for younger ages in Bastrop is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Bastrop, Louisiana have a Poverty Rate of 28.8%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Bastrop, Louisiana have a Poverty Rate of 64.0%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Bastrop can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Bastrop, Louisiana have a Poverty Rate of 54.6%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Bastrop, Louisiana have a Poverty Rate of 49.5%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Bastrop, Louisiana have a Poverty Rate of 14.9%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Bastrop, Louisiana have a Poverty Rate of 52.7%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Bastrop, Louisiana Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Bastrop, Louisiana?

Bastrop, Louisiana Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Bastrop, Louisiana Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

62.5%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

67.3%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

53.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

37.0%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

33.0%

75 to 84 Years Old

24.5%

Over 85 Years Old

36.8%

Bastrop, Louisiana Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Bastrop, Louisiana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bastrop, Louisiana who were born citizens of the United States is 43.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bastrop, Louisiana who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 4.0%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Bastrop, Louisiana born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Bastrop, Louisiana who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 10,334 residents of Bastrop, Louisiana who were born citizens of the United States, 4,507 (43.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1 (4.0%) of 25 residents of Bastrop, Louisiana who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Bastrop, Louisiana

The poverty rate in Bastrop is 43.5%.
Bastrop is in Morehouse Parish.
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