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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

7,575

Households

2,586

Median Age

36

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Housing

Total Housing Units

2,920

Owner Occupied

1,530

Renter Occupied

1,056

Vacant

334

Median Home Value

$86,408


Average Home Value

$129,311

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Income

Median Household

2017

$39,577

2022

$41,716

Average Household

2017

$56,454

2022

$63,787

Per Capita

2017

$19,802

2022

$22,219

Cost of living

94.90%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

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Commute

Average Commute Time

13 min.

Drive Alone

1,792

Carpooled

600

Public

83

Work At Home

89

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Workforce

Workers 16+

2,632

Graduates

High School

1,219

Associates

151

Bachelor's

492

Graduate

125

Total Employed

4,445

Total Businesses

471

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

3

Mining

Businesses

3

Employed

23

Utilities

Businesses

5

Employed

220

Construction

Businesses

17

Employed

154

Manufacturing

Businesses

15

Employed

171

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

19

Employed

274

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

The Epicenter of Eagle Ford Shale Oil and Gas Production

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DeWitt and Gonzales Counties, both located in the GVEC service area, are among the top five oil producing counties of the Eagle Ford Shale. Major producers with established operations in the area include Enterprise Products, EOG Resources, and Kinder Morgan among others.