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Gonzales was the site of the first battle of the Texas Revolution on October 2, 1835.  The internationally recognized sign of freedom, the Come and Take IT flag was born from that battle.  Today, Gonzales still boasts its place in the Texas Revolution but is also home to some significant business and industry including Adams Extract & Spice, Southern Clay, Purina, Tyson and Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm.   The Texas Gonzales Northern Rail serves the area with connections to Union Pacific and the Port of Houston.  The City is the County Seat for Gonzales County.  The Gonzales Memorial Museum, built by the State of Texas in celebration of the Texas Centennial in 1936, houses the original Come & Take It Cannon.  Gonzales is located 15 miles south of Interstate Highway 10, 70 miles east of San Antonio, 70 miles south of Austin and 130 miles west of Houston, Texas.

Gonzales Economic Development Corporation
Genora Young, Executive Director
830.672.2815
gyoung@cityofgonzales.org

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Demographics

Total Population

7,582

Households

2,597

Median Age

36

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

2,928

Owner Occupied

1,530

Renter Occupied

1,068

Vacant

331

Median Home Value

$82,900


Average Home Value

$127,402

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$36,068

2021

$39,947

Average Household

2016

$52,832

2021

$57,673

Per Capita

2016

$18,592

2021

$20,204

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Average Commute Time

0 min.

Drive Alone

1,895

Carpooled

494

Public

96

Work At Home

87

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

2,687

Graduates

High School

1,137

Associates

183

Bachelor's

447

Graduate

247

Total Employed

4,688

Total Businesses

521

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

3

Mining

Businesses

3

Employed

17

Utilities

Businesses

5

Employed

220

Construction

Businesses

17

Employed

138

Manufacturing

Businesses

13

Employed

147

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

19

Employed

297

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Setting New Trends in Healthcare

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Gonzales Healthcare Systems has set the gold standard as the first rural hospital in Texas, and only the second in the nation, to feature a state-of-the-art 3-D mammography machine in its Jane Johnson Women’s Imaging Center. The service attracts patients from Gonzales and surrounding counties, as well as close metropolitan cities such as Austin, seeking the benefits of this top notch technology.