Gonzales is a city located in Ascension Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 12,721, it is the 42nd largest city in Louisiana and the 3407th largest city in the United States. Gonzales is currently growing at a rate of 1.96% annually and its population has increased by 4.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,231 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Gonzales has a population density of 1,392 people per square mile.
The average household income in Gonzales is $67,989 with a poverty rate of 16.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gonzales is 34.7 years, 34.7 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gonzaleswas:
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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 31.35%.
88.50% of Gonzales residents speak only English, while 11.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.94% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Gonzales is Hispanic, with 25.82% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Gonzales is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.87%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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92.58% of Gonzales residents were born in the United States, with 80.14% having been born in Louisiana. 4.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.