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Encyclopedia > Bastrop, Louisiana

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The city of Bastrop is the parish seat of Morehouse Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,988. Melbourne, Australia by night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... Morehouse Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... State nickname: Pelican State Official languages None; English and French de facto Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last official government census, but probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Senators Mary Landrieu (D) David Vitter (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 31st 134,382 km... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Geography

Location of Bastrop, Louisiana

Bastrop is located at 32°46'40" North, 91°54'54" West (32.777855, -91.914944)GR1. Image File history File links LAMap-doton-Bastrop. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.8 km² (8.4 mi²). 21.8 km² (8.4 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 12,988 people, 4,723 households, and 3,301 families residing in the city. The population density is 596.3/km² (1,543.9/mi²). There are 5,292 housing units at an average density of 243.0/km² (629.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 34.67% White, 64.50% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 4,723 households out of which 33.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% are married couples living together, 28.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% are non-families. 27.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.25. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 75.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $20,418, and the median income for a family is $26,250. Males have a median income of $30,477 versus $15,813 for females. The per capita income for the city is $10,769. 35.3% of the population and 29.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 46.2% of those under the age of 18 and 30.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The city of Bastrop, Lousiana is governed by a mayor and city council. The present mayor is Clarence Hawkins. Clarence Hawkins has the distinction of being the first African-American mayor in the history of Bastrop.


Education

There are two branches of the Morehouse Parish Public Library System in Bastop, the main branch of the Parish Library System and the Dunbar branch.


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US v Bastrop, Louisiana (8054 words)
Bastrop shall adopt, as a criterion for evaluating the performance of all of its employees who have supervisory or managerial authority over other employees, a factor that takes into account such an employee's awareness of EEO requirements and procedures, and that employee's commitment to enforcing the City's sexual and racial harassment policies.
The City of Bastrop, the Mayor, City Clerk, and Board of Aldermen, and their officials, agents and representatives, in recognition of their duty to combat racial harassment, sexual harassment, retaliation and other forms of employment discrimination in the workplace, are committed to the vigorous enforcement of this policy.
The City of Bastrop recognizes that sexual harassment, racial harassment, retaliation and other forms of employment discrimination are unlawful employment practices in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as other laws.
Preserve America Community: Bastrop, Louisiana (241 words)
Preserve America is a White House initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; the U.S. Departments of Defense, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Education; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities; and the President's Council on Environmental Quality.
Bastrop (population 12,988) is the parish seat of Morehouse Parish within an area marketed to tourists as the Sportsman's Paradise Region of Louisiana.
Bastrop is also home to the Snyder Museum and Creative Arts Center, housed in the circa 1929 home of a leading local family.
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