Gonzales is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,460 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gonzales is the 438th largest community in California.
Gonzales is a blue-collar town, with 44.54% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gonzales is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gonzales who work in farm management occupations (21.40%), sales jobs (8.75%), and office and administrative support (8.72%).
Gonzales is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Gonzales isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 84.73% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small city, Gonzales does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Gonzales, just 8.44% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Gonzales in 2010 was $15,321, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,284 for a family of four. However, Gonzales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gonzales is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gonzales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Gonzales, accounting for 93.67% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Gonzales residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gonzales include German, Irish, Jordanian, and Portuguese.
In addition, Gonzales has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.14%).
The most common language spoken in Gonzales is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Arabic.