Introduction to Gonzales, Texas

Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales county, is 55 miles NW of Victoria, Texas (center to center) and 55 miles S of Austin, Texas.

Gonzales History

The city of Gonzales was founded by Empresario Green DeWitt in August of 1825. It was established as the capital of his colony and named after Rafael Gonzales, the Governor of Coahuila y Tejas. Gonzales, which was earlier known as Dewitt County, is one of the earliest settlements of the Anglo-Americans in Texas. In 1826, the original settlement was vacated after being attacked by Indians twice. It was rebuilt in 1827 not far from the site of the original settlement. Gonzales is known as the "Lexington of Texas" as the first encounter of the Texas Revolution occurred here.

Gonzales and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Wood Recreation Area
  • Texas Zoo
  • Old Jail Museum
  • Palmetto State Park
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Heroes of Texas Independence Monument

Things To Do In Gonzales

Some of the popular attractions located at some distance away from the city are the San Antonio Zoo, the Texas Zoo, and SeaWorld San Antonio. LBJ Museum exhibits focus on the life and times of former president Lyndon B. Johnson. A trip may be planned to Yoakum Heritage Museum located nearby. In addition, there are several parks in the area including Lockhart State Park, Buescher State Park, and Palmetto State Park. Lockhart State Park provides opportunities to play golf, and it also has camping grounds and hiking trails. Sebastopol House State Historic Site amd Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites are frequently visited historical sites.

Gonzales Transportation

Flights are available at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Gonzales Higher Education

Texas Lutheran University and Texas State University are located near Gonzales.



Total Population7,370
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population34


% of people married45.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,155
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,840
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,955


Median Family Income$42,693
% Above Poverty Level70.6%
% Below Poverty Level29.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%


People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$596
Median House Value$81,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)69.6%
French Except Basque1%
West Indian0.1%
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Gonzales Almanac

Nearest Medium City 55 miles NW of Victoria, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City55 miles S of Austin, Texas
County Gonzales County
Standard Zip Codes78629
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Gonzales Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 61 F
Apr Temp56 to 79 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip36 inches
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp37 to 62 F
Apr Temp55 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 83 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gonzales, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dilworth (78629)

Hamon (78629)

Maurin (78629)

Nickel (78629)

Oak Forest (78629)

Summerville (78629)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Gonzales Public Libraries

Gonzales Public Library
415 SAINT MATTHEW ST GONZALES, TX 78269 (29.499453, -97.451715)
Gonzales, Texas
(830) 672-6315

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Gonzales Hospitals

Memorial Hospital
P. O. Box 587
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Road
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Gonzales Public Schools

Gonzales East Avenue Pri
1615 St Louis
(830) 672-2826
Total Enrollment 657
Gonzales H S
1801 North Sarah Dewitt Dr
(830) 672-7535
Total Enrollment 697
Gonzales J H
426 North College St
(830) 672-8641
Total Enrollment 390
Gonzales North Avenue Int
1032 Saint Joseph St
(830) 672-9557
Total Enrollment 361
Gonzales El
1600 St Andrew
(830) 672-1467
Total Enrollment 646

Gonzales Private Schools

Emmanuel Christian School
1817 Saint Lawrence St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
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