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"Jambalaya Capital of the World"

Gonzales is in Ascension Parish, in the Baton Rouge metro area.

The latitude of Gonzales is 30.238N. The longitude is -90.92W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,339.


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Median household income
Local
$38,173
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gonzales demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.1 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: jambalaya
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Jambalaya Festival - May 24-27, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 26-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gonzales web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Ascension College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gonzales demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ascension Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Baton Rouge area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70737 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Gonzales residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gonzales ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gonzales was $17,690, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Gonzales residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gonzales, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $843.


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Libraries in Gonzales include Ascension Parish Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gonzales include Gonzales Ascension Citizen

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Ascension Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gonzales political report.

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The average commute time for Gonzales workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Gonzales include Americas Best, Best Western Inn, Highland Inn, Holiday Inn Gonzales, Western Inn Gonzales.

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