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Gonzales is a city in Gonzales County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Rafael Gonzales, governor of the joint state of Coahuila-Texas.

The latitude of Gonzales is 29.501N. The longitude is -97.452W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 285 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,320.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,226
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gonzales demographic reports
Gonzales is on the Guadalupe River.
Settled in 1825 by 400 families led by Green DeWitt of Kentucky

Opening skirmish of the Texas Revolution was fought here

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 77. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 10.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Come & Take It Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gonzales web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Palmetto State Park, Lake Wood Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Gonzales Memorial Museum, Old Jail Museum, Heroes of Texas Independence Monument

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gonzales demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gonzales County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78629 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Gonzales residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gonzales ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gonzales was $12,866, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Gonzales residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gonzales, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.


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Libraries in Gonzales include Gonzales Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gonzales include Gonzales Inquirer

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Gonzales County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gonzales political report.

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The average commute time for Gonzales workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Gonzales include Best Western Regency Inn.

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