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Gonzales, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Gonzales had a population of 11,084 as of July 1, 2018. Gonzales ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gonzales is located at latitude 30.213 and longitude -90.9223 in Ascension Parish. 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. Ascension Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Gonzales (GNIS ID: 2403710) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Gonzales is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ascension Parish.


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Gonzales, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 11,084
Population in Households 10,931
Population in Familes 8,986
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density2 1,219
Diversity Index3 67
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,653
Average Household Income $68,523
Per Capita Income $25,776

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,835 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,351 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 434 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $160,823
Average Home Value $205,166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,185
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 2,850
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.52% 1.67%
Households 1.58% 1.71%
Families 1.64% 1.52%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Gonzales, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gonzales to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 53 89th
Population Density # 116 76th
Diversity Index # 20 96th
Median Household Income # 101 79th
Per Capita Income # 114 76th

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