Community Profile

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, 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

Jennifer Kolbe, Executive Director
830.672.2815
gedc@gonzales.texas.gov

Gonzales, Texas

Population

Total Population

7,600

Population
Growth Rate

0.44%

Median Age

36

Diversity Index

79.200

Housing & Income

Households

2,605

Total Housing Units

2,964


Owner Occupied

1,582

Renter Occupied

1,023

Vacant

359

Median Home Value

$138,478


Average Home Value

$167,945

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.36%


Per Capita Income

1.80%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,286 $51,131


Average Household

$70,080 $76,702


Per Capita

$24,200 $26,457

Workforce

Total Businesses

422

Total Employed

4,182

Workers 16+

3,108

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

64

Employed

812

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

24

Employed

567

2021 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

26

Employed

437

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

42

Employed

403

2021 General Merchandise Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

364

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

348

Some
High School

519

Graduated
High School

2,110

Associates
Degree

204

Bachelor's
Degree

512

Graduate
Degree

202

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

2,494

Non-Resident Commuters

614

Drive Alone

2,370

Carpooled

514

Public

24

Work At Home

25