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Gonzales, Texas Main Photo

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

Gonzales, Texas

Population

Total Population

7,681

Population
Growth Rate

0.65%

Median Age

36

Diversity Index

79.000

Housing & Income

Households

2,623

Total Housing Units

2,944


Owner Occupied

1,593

Renter Occupied

1,031

Vacant

321

Median Home Value

$98,430


Average Home Value

$159,081

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.51%


Per Capita Income

2.26%

Income Projection

Median Household

$43,460 $47,836


Average Household

$62,023 $69,620


Per Capita

$21,320 $23,841

Workforce

Total Businesses

461

Total Employed

4,161

Workers 16+

3,047

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

3

Mining

Businesses

4

Employed

21

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

37

Construction

Businesses

15

Employed

114

Manufacturing

Businesses

12

Employed

97

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

23

Employed

249

Some
High School

527

Graduated
High School

1,425

Associates
Degree

194

Bachelor's
Degree

547

Graduate
Degree

205

Average Commute Time

15 min.



Resident Commuters

2,557

Non-Resident Commuters

490

Drive Alone

2,340

Carpooled

559

Public

54

Work At Home

39