Gonzales County Profile

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The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:19,832More data
Estimate 2021:19,655 
Census 2020:19,657More data
Census 2010:19,807More data
Census 2000:18,628More data
Population of the County Seat (Gonzales)
Census 2020:7,165 
Census 2010:7,237 
Census 2000:7,202 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Gonzales city:7,196More data
Nixon city (pt.):2,378More data
Smiley city:483More data
Waelder city:948More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,066.7More data
Water Area:3.2More data
Total Area:1,069.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:18.43More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:34.72More data
Percent Rural:65.28More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:52.6%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.2%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:39.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:5.7%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:26.4%More data
65 and Older:17.5%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:37.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$57,578More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$1,130,897,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$48,164More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:76.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:13.6% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$48,016More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$45,576 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$43,715 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$42,122 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$40,337 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:5.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.439100More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,387,371,712More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,327,062,965More data
Total Actual Levy:$14,609,133More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$2,336,960More data
CY 2021:$1,842,225 
CY 2020:$2,076,634 
CY 2019:$2,327,597 
CY 2018:$2,053,844 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:22.213More data
US Highways:102.449More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:82.890More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:189.014More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.281More data
Frontage Roads:9.774More data
On-System Subtotal:409.621More data
City Streets:93.150More data
Certified County Roads:688.882More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:782.032More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,191.653More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:88.852More data
US Highways:234.641More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:166.076More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:378.028More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:6.562More data
Frontage Roads:19.548More data
On-System Subtotal:893.707More data
City Streets:186.300More data
Certified County Roads:1,377.764More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,564.064More data
County Total:2,457.771More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Gonzales County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Gonzales County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Gonzales County»

Special Districts in Gonzales County.
School Districts in Gonzales County.
History of City Tax Rates in Gonzales County.

Airports in Gonzales County.
Hospitals in Gonzales County.
Prisons in Gonzales County.