Gonzales, Louisiana Population 2021

11,203
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Gonzales is a city located in Ascension Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 11,203, it is the 31st largest city in Louisiana and the 2872nd largest city in the United States . Gonzales is currently growing at a rate of 1.11% annually and its population has increased by 14.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,781 in 2010. Gonzales reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Gonzales has a population density of 1,226 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gonzales is $67,989 with a poverty rate of 19.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $978 per month, and the median house value is $161,200. The median age in Gonzales is 34.7 years, 34.7 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

Gonzales Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gonzaleswas:

  • Black or African American: 51.50%
  • White: 36.91%
  • Other race: 6.78%
  • Two or more races: 2.71%
  • Asian: 2.11%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gonzales, Louisiana is 11,203 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,957.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,781.

Gonzales, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,55651.50%
White3,98236.91%
Some Other Race7316.78%
Two or More Races2922.71%
Asian2282.11%
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Gonzales Population by Race

Gonzales Population Pyramid $2021

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Gonzales Median Age

34.7


Total

34.7


Male

34.7


Female

Gonzales Adults

There are 7,979 adults, (1,621 of whom are seniors) in Gonzales.

Gonzales Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gonzales Sex Ratio

Female

5,898

54.67%

Male

4,891

45.33%

Gonzales Population by Age

Gonzales Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gonzales Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male47.1%52.9%
Female51.8%48.2%
Non Family64.4%35.6%
All66.7%33.3%
Married78.3%21.7%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gonzales Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1592.5366.7
Married1,7403.0578.3
Non Family1,3521.1464.4
Female8423.651.8
Male2252.9247.1

3.14

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Gonzales Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3104.33%
9th to 12th Grade99713.91%
High School Graduate2,01728.15%
Some College2,05428.66%
Associates Degree4245.92%
Bachelors Degree75510.54%
Graduate Degree6098.50%
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Gonzales Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gonzales Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black3,2892,654721
White2,7782,541581
Hispanic78636639
Other Race472203
Asian215215
2+ Races12611123

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 black people with a rate of 21.92%.

Gonzales Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,005$46,607$29,362
Less Than 9th Grade$25,396$26,930$20,861
High School Graduate$37,813$49,942$18,320
Some College$35,357$46,509$23,988
Bachelors Degree$48,981$$46,250
Graduate Degree$64,674$74,738$61,556

$37,005

Average Earnings

$46,607

Average Male

$29,362

Average Female

Gonzales Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gonzales Language by Age

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Gonzales Language

87.84% of Gonzales residents speak only English, while 12.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.98% of the population.

Gonzales Language

Gonzales Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,4961,55828.35%
Hispanic1,07630928.72%
Other73127938.17%
White3,5291925.44%

19.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.41%

Male Poverty Rate

20.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gonzales

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gonzales is Other, with 38.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gonzales is White, with 5.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.40%.

Gonzales Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.58%
High School11.74%
Some College11.56%
Bachelors or Greater4.93%

Gonzales Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed80.00%
Female Unemployed36.08%
Female Employed10.26%
Male Employed4.19%

Gonzales Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gonzales Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,923$67,989
Families$61,410$77,137
Married Families$77,319-
Non Families$31,954$47,900
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Income by Household Type

Gonzales Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Gonzales Married by Age and Sex

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Gonzales Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Gonzales Marital Status by Race

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Gonzales Marital Status

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495

Number of Veterans

495

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War219
Vietnam80
Second Gulf War69
Korea21
World War II16

Gonzales Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54204
75+112
65 to 7488
18 to 3486
55 to 645

Gonzales Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3189.77%
Black1634.27%
Hispanic506.03%
Asian146.51%

Gonzales Veterans by Race

Gonzales Veterans by Education

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5.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gonzales Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Gonzales Employment by Age

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Gonzales Employment by Race

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Gonzales Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.77%

Born in Gonzales

91.52%

Native Born

8.48%

Foreign Born

7.26%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.52% of Gonzales residents were born in the United States, with 75.77% having been born in Louisiana. 7.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gonzales Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,2031231.11%
202011,0801231.12%
201910,9571231.14%
201810,834350.32%
201710,799550.51%
201610,7441441.36%
201510,6001771.70%
201410,4231681.64%
201310,2551101.08%
201210,1452112.12%
20119,9341211.23%
20109,8131,6571.87%
20008,1561,1531.54%
19907,003-284-0.40%
19807,2872,7754.91%
19704,5121,2603.33%
19603,2520.00%

Gonzales Population by Year