Gonzales, Louisiana Population 2020

10,893

Gonzales is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 10,893, it is the 32nd largest city in Louisiana and the 2916th largest city in the United States. Gonzales is currently growing at a rate of 0.39% annually and its population has increased by 11.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,781 in 2010. Spanning over 9 miles, Gonzales has a population density of 1,192 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gonzales is $70,330 with a poverty rate of 17.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $989 per month, and the median house value is $157,900. The median age in Gonzales is 37.2 years, 37 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males.

Gonzales Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gonzales was:

  • Black or African American: 47.87%
  • White: 43.34%
  • Other race: 4.44%
  • Two or more races: 2.77%
  • Asian: 1.58%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gonzales, Louisiana is 10,893, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,809.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,781.

Gonzales, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,11147.87%
White4,62743.34%
Some Other Race4744.44%
Two or More Races2962.77%
Asian1691.58%

Gonzales Population Pyramid 2020

Gonzales Median Age

37.2


Total

37


Male

37.7


Female

Gonzales Adults

There are 8,126 adults, (1,730 of whom are seniors) in Gonzales.

Gonzales Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Gonzales Sex Ratio

Female

5,568

52.15%

Male

5,109

47.85%

Gonzales Households and Families

Gonzales Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gonzales Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.3%18.7%
All63.6%36.4%
Non Family55.1%44.9%
Female46.2%53.8%
Male34%66%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1952.4863.6
Married1,8112.9781.3
Non Family1,4441.2555.1
Female6583.746.2
Male2822.8434

3.07

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gonzales Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2483.38%
9th to 12th Grade80610.97%
High School Graduate2,37832.38%
Some College2,06728.15%
Associates Degree4976.77%
Bachelors Degree7109.67%
Graduate Degree6388.69%

Gonzales Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,2093,031664
Black3,0792,502594
Hispanic79150590
Other Race322132
Asian146146
Multiple Races134121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,341$47,878$29,467
Less Than High School$25,377$26,651$
High School Grad$36,918$52,105$15,292
Some College$38,686$49,781$27,476
Bachelors Degree$41,324$57,798$34,566
Graduate Degree$71,806$85,369$62,112

$38,341

Average Earnings

$47,878

Average Male

$29,467

Average Female

Gonzales Language

Gonzales Language by Age

Gonzales Language

90.32% of Gonzales residents speak only English, while 9.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.26% of the population.

Gonzales Poverty

Gonzales Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,0391,50529.87%
Hispanic98017017.35%
White3,9371664.22%
Other47415532.70%

17.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.10%

Male Poverty Rate

22.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gonzales

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gonzales is Other, with 32.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gonzales is White, with 4.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.85%
High School15.73%
Some College9.30%
Bachelors or Greater5.54%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed89.02%
Female Unemployed52.22%
Female Employed13.61%
Male Employed2.09%

Gonzales Income

Gonzales Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,672$70,330
Families$63,101$79,680
Married Families$76,102-
Non Families$34,559$51,423

Gonzales Marital Status

Gonzales Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Gonzales Married by Age and Sex

Gonzales Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gonzales Marital Status by Race

Gonzales Veterans

680

Number of Veterans

680

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War250
Vietnam175
Second Gulf War84
World War II30
Korea8
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54238
65 to 74154
75+128
18 to 3495
55 to 6465
Name Veterans % of Total
White46812.09%
Black1995.56%
Hispanic16920.97%
Asian138.90%

$Gonzales Veterans by Education

4.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gonzales Employment Status

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Gonzales Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.74%

Born in Louisiana

93.87%

Native Born

6.13%

Foreign Born

5.15%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.87% of Gonzales residents were born in the United States, with 77.74% having been born in Louisiana. 5.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,893420.39%
201910,851420.39%
201810,809290.27%
201710,780420.39%
201610,7381401.32%
201510,5981771.70%
201410,4211701.66%
201310,2511061.04%
201210,1452122.13%
20119,9331191.21%
20109,8141,6581.87%
20008,1561,1531.54%
19907,003-284-0.40%
19807,2872,7754.91%
19704,5121,2603.33%
19603,2520.00%