Gonzales is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 7,544 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gonzales is the 275th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gonzales is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.78% of the Gonzales workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gonzales is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gonzales who work in office and administrative support (13.79%), farm management occupations (11.00%), and sales jobs (9.75%).
One of the benefits of Gonzales is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.04 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The rate of college-level education in Gonzales is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.17% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gonzales in 2010 was $16,671, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,684 for a family of four. However, Gonzales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Gonzales also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.92% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 58.38% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gonzales include Irish, English, Czech, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Gonzales is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.