Gonzales County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:20,837More data
Estimate 2018:20,781 
Estimate 2017:20,742 
Estimate 2016:20,787 
Estimate 2015:20,510 
Estimate 2014:20,347 
Estimate 2013:20,143 
Estimate 2012:19,930 
Estimate 2011:19,755 
Census 2010:19,807More data
Census 2000:18,628More data
Population of the County Seat (Gonzales)
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:7,533More data
Nixon city (pt.):2,534More data
Smiley city:570More data
Waelder city:1,133More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,066.7More data
Water Area:3.2More data
Total Area:1,069.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:18.57More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:34.72More data
Percent Rural:65.28More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:51.5%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:89.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.2%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:41.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:5.9%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.0%More data
65 and Older:16.7%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:37.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$43,342More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$902,643,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$49,829More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:25.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:75.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:12.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$42,122More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$40,337 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,624 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$39,032 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$38,627 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:2.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.478400More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,659,635,130More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,881,543,790More data
Total Actual Levy:$13,785,305More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$2,327,597More data
CY 2018:$2,053,844 
CY 2017:$2,136,644 
CY 2016:$1,851,886 
CY 2015:$2,829,251 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:22.174More data
US Highways:102.422More 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:3.331More data
Frontage Roads:9.433More data
On-System Subtotal:409.264More data
City Streets:90.403More data
Certified County Roads:690.727More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:781.130More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,190.394More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:88.696More data
US Highways:226.157More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:166.588More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:378.028More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:6.662More data
Frontage Roads:18.866More data
On-System Subtotal:884.997More data
City Streets:180.806More data
Certified County Roads:1,381.454More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,562.260More data
County Total:2,447.257More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Gonzales County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.