Gonzales, LA

Census Place

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2022 Population
12,356
2.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
6.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
2.67% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,310
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$205,400
20.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,701
2.78% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gonzales, LA had a population of 12.4k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $66,310. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gonzales, LA grew from 12,080 to 12,356, a 2.28% increase and its median household income grew from $59,108 to $66,310, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gonzales, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (45.2%), Other (Hispanic) (3.37%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (1.82%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.66%).

None of the households in Gonzales, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.7% of the residents in Gonzales, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gonzales, LA are River Parishes Community College (672 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Gonzales, LA was $205,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Gonzales, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Gonzales, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gonzales, LA is home to a population of 12.4k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.48% of Gonzales, LA residents were born outside of the country (553 people).

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.62k people) in Gonzales, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.58k White (Non-Hispanic) and 417 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Gonzales, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gonzales, LA was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gonzales, LA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.62k ± 1k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.58k ± 954
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    417 ± 294
8.24%
Hispanic Population
1.02k people

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.62k people) in Gonzales, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.58k White (Non-Hispanic) and 417 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.24% of the people in Gonzales, LA are hispanic (1.02k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gonzales, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
553 people
6.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
802 people

As of 2022, 4.48% of Gonzales, LA residents (553 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gonzales, LA was 6.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    179 ± 141
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    106 ± 95
  3. Korea
    48 ± 61

Gonzales, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gonzales, LA employs 5.7k people. The largest industries in Gonzales, LA are Manufacturing (1,273 people), Retail Trade (705 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (587 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($100,238), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,250), and Manufacturing ($79,990).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.7k
2022 Value
± 903
2.78%
1 Year growth
± 21.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gonzales, LA grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 5.55k employees to 5.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gonzales, LA, are Sales & Related Occupations (668 people), Management Occupations (610 people), and Production Occupations (431 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gonzales, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.7k
2022 Value
± 903
2.78%
1 Year growth
± 21.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gonzales, LA grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 5.55k employees to 5.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gonzales, LA, are Manufacturing (1,273 people), Retail Trade (705 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (587 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gonzales, LA, though some of these residents may live in Gonzales, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$68,412
Median earning men ± $20,314
$28,656
Median earning women ± $10,478

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($125,189), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($100,288), and Public Administration ($86,154).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,651), Information ($60,893), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,458).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Gonzales, LA awarded 672 degrees. The student population of Gonzales, LA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,221 male students and 1,118 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gonzales, LA are White (372 and 55.8%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 21.3%), Unknown (80 and 12%), and Hispanic or Latino (40 and 6%).

The largest universities in Gonzales, LA by number of degrees awarded are River Parishes Community College (672 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Gonzales, LA are General Studies (202 and 30.1%), Other Industrial Production Technology (177 and 26.3%), and Instrumentation Technology (109 and 16.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,339 students enrolled in Gonzales, LA, 52.2% men and 47.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,057 records, of which 38.7% were women and 61.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Gonzales, LA was Other Industrial Production Technology with 111 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Gonzales, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
672 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was River Parishes Community College with 672 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 370 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gonzales, LA, which is 1.23 times more than the 302 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 372 degrees mean that there were 2.62 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,335) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($744) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gonzales, LA was $205,400 in 2022, which is 0.729 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $169,900 to $205,400, a 20.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Gonzales, LA is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gonzales, LA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gonzales, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$205,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,221
$3,823
Median Property Taxes
±$645

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gonzales, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Gonzales, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.8%
Homeownership
2022
71.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.8% of the housing units in Gonzales, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 306
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Gonzales, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,310
Median Household Income
± $20,320
5.33k
Number of Households
± 847

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.33k households in Gonzales, LA grew to $66,310 from the previous year's value of $59,108.

The following chart displays the households in Gonzales, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gonzales, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Carpooled (16.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.1%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Gonzales, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.2%) and those who worked at home (6.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gonzales, LA have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.112% of the workforce in Gonzales, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gonzales, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gonzales, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gonzales, LA (1.39k out of 12.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gonzales, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91% of the population of Gonzales, LA has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 22.4% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ascension Parish, LA see 2345 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.09% decrease from the previous year (2445 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2797 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 900 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,345 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ascension Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Ascension Parish, LA see an average of 2,345 patients per year. This represents a 4.09% decrease from the previous year (2,445 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ascension Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.04%
Uninsured
42.8%
Employer Coverage
22.4%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gonzales, LA declined by 0.367% from 9.07% to 9.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gonzales, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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