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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,496
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+3,047
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$29,174
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,912
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,389

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,000
% Above Poverty Level76.8%
% Below Poverty Level23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$640
Median House Value$100,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.2%
German11.8%
Irish6.3%
English5.2%
Czech3.4%
Polish1%
Swedish0.7%
Welsh0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Italian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
West Indian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Gonzales Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gonzales County
Standard Zip Codes78629
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.5
Approximate Longitude-97.44

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)

StationGONZALES 1 N
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
StationLULING
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
StationNIXON
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Luling5,709$40,324
Moulton1,069$68,281
Shiner2,171$58,321
Smiley536$56,875

Gonzales Public Libraries

Gonzales Public Library
415 SAINT MATTHEW ST
Gonzales, Texas
(830) 672-6315

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Gonzales Hospitals

Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
P. O. Box 587
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
(Non-profit)
921 Gessner Road

Gonzales Public Schools

Gonzales East Avenue Pri
1615 St Louis
ZIP: 78629
(830) 672-2826
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Gonzales El
1600 St Andrew
ZIP: 78629
(830) 672-1467
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
Gonzales H S
1801 N Sarah Dewitt Dr
ZIP: 78629
(830) 672-7535
High
Total Enrollment 687
Gonzales J H
426 N College St
ZIP: 78629
(830) 672-8641
Middle
Total Enrollment 394
Gonzales North Avenue Int
1032 Saint Joseph St
ZIP: 78629
(830) 672-9557
Middle
Total Enrollment 432
New El
424 St Matthew
ZIP: 78629
(830) 672-9551

Gonzales Private Schools

Emmanuel Christian School
1817 Saint Lawrence St
ZIP: 78629
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
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