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 2017:20,893More data
Estimate 2016:20,863 
Estimate 2015:20,538 
Estimate 2014:20,357 
Estimate 2013:20,139 
Estimate 2012:19,915 
Estimate 2011:19,742 
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:7,628More data
Nixon city (pt.):2,482More data
Smiley city:570More data
Waelder city:1,121More 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 - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:51.0%More data
Race - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.8%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 - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:41.4%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:6.0%More data
Age - 2017 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:27.2%More data
65 and Older:16.3%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:36.9More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$41,154More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$859,835,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$45,052More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:26.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:72.5% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:13.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$40,350More data
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$38,624 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$39,032 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$38,627 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$35,266 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.5More data
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:3.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:5.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2017
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.478500More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$5,666,819,180More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$2,842,597,040More data
Total Actual Levy:$13,601,827More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2017:$2,136,644More data
CY 2016:$1,851,886 
CY 2015:$2,829,251 
CY 2014:$3,993,926 
CY 2013:$3,582,981 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:22.136More data
US Highways:102.456More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:82.942More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:188.416More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:3.081More data
Frontage Roads:8.670More data
On-System Subtotal:407.701More data
City Streets:90.407More data
Certified County Roads:691.236More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:781.643More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,189.344More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:88.544More data
US Highways:226.907More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:166.684More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:376.832More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:6.162More data
Frontage Roads:17.340More data
On-System Subtotal:882.469More data
City Streets:180.814More data
Certified County Roads:1,382.472More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,563.286More data
County Total:2,445.755More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Gonzales County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Gonzales County Narrative Profile»
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.