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Overview

Introduction to Gonzales, Louisiana

Gonzales, Louisiana, in Ascension county, is 18 miles SE of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center) and 54 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. Part of the surrounding Baton Rouge metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Gonzales History

The early settlers of Gonzales were usually of the French and Spanish ancestry. They settled with the Houma Indians who already lived in the area. Gonzales was incorporated as a village in 1922, by John Parker, the then Louisiana Governor. It became a town in 1952 and was finally incorporated as a city in 1977.

Gonzales and nearby Attractions

  • Tee Joe Gonzales Museum
  • New River Shopping Center
  • Gonzales Municipal Park
  • Southside Church of Christ

Things To Do In Gonzales

Tourists in Gonzales love to be in the Tee Joe Gonzales Museum. Shopping is a fun filled activity at the New River Shopping Center, Eastbank Shopping Center, and the Bayou Plaza Shopping Center. Parks such as the Burnside Park, Gonzales Municipal Park, and the Dixie Youth Park are also worth visiting. The local churches include the Southside Church of Christ and the Gonzales United Methodist Church. The city organizes the Jambalaya Festival every year in the month of May. Oktoberfest is also celebrated by the city.

Gonzales Transportation

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Gonzales Higher Education

Ascension College is in Gonzales. Other higher education institutes close to Gonzales include Southeastern Louisiana University, Southern University and A & M College, and Nicholls State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,492
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+4,928
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,585
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,158
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,083

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,051
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$904
Median House Value$155,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.2%
French Except Basque19.7%
Irish5.2%
German5.1%
English3.3%
Italian2.3%
Canadian2.2%
Polish0.7%
Dutch0.3%
Arab0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
African0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Gonzales Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ascension Parish
Standard Zip Codes70737
P.O. Box Zip Codes70707
Phone Area Codes225
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.21
Approximate Longitude-90.92

Gonzales Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCARVILLE 2 SW
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 91 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip60.7 inches
StationLSU BEN HUR FARM
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip61.4 inches
StationBRUSLY 2 W
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp38 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Donaldsonville7,916$41,967
French Settlement1,405$53,281
Port Vincent919$90,313
Sorrento1,669$64,167
St. Gabriel6,984$56,875
White Castle2,292$32,000

Gonzales Hospitals

St. James Behavioral Health Hospital
(Proprietary)
3136 S St. Landry Road
(225) 647-7524
St. Elizabeth Hospital
(Non-profit)
1125 W Highway 30
(225) 647-5000

Gonzales Public Schools

Central Middle School
14101 Roddy Road
ZIP: 70737
(225) 391-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 671
Central Primary School
41469 La Hwy 621
ZIP: 70737
(225) 391-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 810
Duplessis Primary School
38101 Hwy 621
ZIP: 70737
(225) 391-6650
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
East Ascension High School
612 E Worthy Street
ZIP: 70737
(225) 391-6100
High
Total Enrollment 1819
G. W. Carver Primary School
518 West Oak St.
ZIP: 70737
(225) 391-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Gonzales Middle School
1502 West Orice Roth Street
ZIP: 70737
(225) 391-6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Gonzales Primary School
521 North Burnside Avenue
ZIP: 70737
(225) 391-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Pecan Grove Primary School
1712 South Pecan Grove Avenue
ZIP: 70737
(225) 391-7450
Primary
Total Enrollment 534

Gonzales Private Schools

Ascension Christian High School
14408 E A Academy Rd
ZIP: 70737
Secondary
Total Enrollment 198
Faith Academy
10473 Airline Hwy
ZIP: 70737
Elementary
Total Enrollment 321
St Theresa Of Avila School
212 E New River St
ZIP: 70737
Elementary
Total Enrollment 411
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