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Gonzales, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Gonzales is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ascension Parish at latitude 30.213 and longitude -90.9223. Ascension Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gonzales, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gonzales, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gonzales indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gonzales (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles.

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Gonzales, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,294
Population in Households 10,141
Population in Familes 8,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density1 1,228
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 3,901
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,683
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,494 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,407 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 385 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $159,898
Average Home Value $185,985


Median Household Income $49,302
Average Household Income $61,118
Per Capita Income $22,880
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.21% 1.64%
Households 1.43% 1.76%
Families 1.77% 1.58%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gonzales, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gonzales to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 88th
Population Density1 # 113 76th
Diversity Index2 # 17 97th
Median Household Income # 115 76th
Per Capita Income # 147 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.