Gonzales is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,306 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gonzales is the 438th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Gonzales are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
When you are in Gonzales, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 48.25% of Gonzales’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Gonzales is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gonzales who work in farm management occupations (25.04%), sales jobs (10.09%), and office and administrative support (8.26%).
The citizens of Gonzales have a very low rate of college education: just 9.51% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Gonzales in 2018 was $19,560, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,240 for a family of four. However, Gonzales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gonzales is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gonzales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Gonzales, accounting for 90.32% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Gonzales residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gonzales include Italian, German, English, Irish, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Gonzales's cultural character, accounting for 32.47% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Gonzales is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.