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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, Purina, Tyson and Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm.  In early 2020 BYK Industries, based in Germany, completed a $50 million expansion in the City.
  The Texas Gonzales Northern Rail (TXGN) 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.

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Gonzales Economic Development Corporation
830.672.2815

 

Gonzales, Texas

Population

Total Population

7,555

Population
Growth Rate

0.42%

Median Age

36

Diversity Index

79.000

Housing & Income

Households

2,575

Total Housing Units

2,945


Owner Occupied

1,550

Renter Occupied

1,026

Vacant

370

Median Home Value

$121,395


Average Home Value

$157,768

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.28%


Per Capita Income

1.43%

Income Projection

Median Household

$48,464 $50,778


Average Household

$66,330 $71,290


Per Capita

$22,795 $24,470

Workforce

Total Businesses

436

Total Employed

3,993

Workers 16+

3,062

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

64

Employed

891

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

28

Employed

498

2020 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

29

Employed

444

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

42

Employed

398

2020 General Merchandise Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

370

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

8

Employed

326

Some
High School

522

Graduated
High School

1,855

Associates
Degree

190

Bachelor's
Degree

441

Graduate
Degree

172

Average Commute Time

18 min.



Resident Commuters

2,441

Non-Resident Commuters

621

Drive Alone

2,280

Carpooled

496

Public

49

Work At Home

31