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Gonzales County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2014: 20,462 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 18,628 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,997
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,846
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,691
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,277 (it was 2,091 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

36%

Land area: 1068 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gonzales County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (32.6%), Educational, health and social services (25.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gonzales County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (47.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (44.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 10,288  (50.3%)
Females: 10,174  (49.7%)
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Gonzales County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Gonzales County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,011 ($28,368 in 1999)

This county:

$38011
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $408 (lower quartile is $299, upper quartile is $521)
This county:

$408
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,364 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Gonzales:

$79,364
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,963 - $184,993
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $981
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 290

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 73
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 43
  • Thefts: 76
  • Auto thefts: 5
Gonzales County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $167,000
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $131,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,589 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,033 (1.1%)

Gonzales County household income distribution in 2009 Gonzales County home values distribution Gonzales County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.7%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.6% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.1%
Gonzales County:

24.1%
Texas:

17.5%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.5% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 76 years old, Asian residents: 55 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gonzales County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $704 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gonzales, Nixon, Waelder, Smiley, Thompsonville.

Gonzales County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Gilchrist County, Florida , Colorado County , Real County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 312
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 62.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,047 (34% naturalized citizens)

Gonzales County:

11.0%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 719
  • 1990 to 1994: 344
  • 1985 to 1989: 247
  • 1980 to 1984: 322
  • 1975 to 1979: 192
  • 1970 to 1974: 144
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 69

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.8%

Gonzales County marital status for males Gonzales County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,549
  • One, attached: 144
  • Two: 201
  • 3 or 4: 218
  • 5 to 9: 89
  • 10 to 19: 46
  • 20 or more: 108
  • Mobile homes: 1,822
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17

Housing units in Gonzales County with a mortgage: 996 (31 second mortgage, 78 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,629

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gonzales County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,91624
Catholic3,1445
Mainline Protestant2,33713
Other5132
Black Protestant3824
None8,515-
Gonzales County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Gonzales County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Gonzales County:

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gonzales County:

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Gonzales County:

28.0%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Gonzales County:

Average size of farms: 383 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $152,849
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $403.02
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $121,601
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,562
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 60 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.25
Corn for grain: 7082 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 66 harvested acres
Vegetables: 232 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6,926 acres

Earthquake activity:

Gonzales County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.1 miles away from Gonzales County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 355.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 313.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from Gonzales County center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TexasWildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 1, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3284): March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 3, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1709): June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1606): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3261): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3216): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TexasSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 29, 2002 to July 31, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1425): July 4, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1425, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TexasExtreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 1, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3142): September 1, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: October 17, 1998 to November 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1257): October 21, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1257, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TexasExtreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3113): September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3113, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TexasSevere Storm, Thunderstorms, Incident Period: December 20, 1991 to January 14, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-930): December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-930, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Gonzales County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (93%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Pakistan (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Guyana (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gonzales County (%):

  • German (15%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Czech (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Gonzales County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,550 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 1,516 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 335 (4%)
  • Other means: 76 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 291 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Gonzales County, Texas in 2000:

  • 265 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Gonzales County, Texas in 2010:

  • 173 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,841.

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Texas average:

7.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.65% relocated from other counties in Texas ($25,191 average AGI)
0.60% relocated from other states ($3,519 average AGI)
Gonzales County:

0.60%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bexar County, TX  0.58% ($26,243 average AGI)
from Guadalupe County, TX  0.50% ($27,344)
from Travis County, TX  0.33% ($19,762)
from Harris County, TX  0.31% ($25,500)
from Hays County, TX  0.27% ($29,235)
from Caldwell County, TX  0.25% ($26,813)
from Lavaca County, TX  0.20% ($26,154)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Texas average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.17% relocated to other counties in Texas ($24,678 average AGI)
0.73% relocated to other states ($3,591 average AGI)
Gonzales County:

0.73%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Guadalupe County, TX  0.76% ($52,796 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.47% ($18,867)
to Hays County, TX  0.39% ($31,040)
to Caldwell County, TX  0.37% ($45,875)
to Bexar County, TX  0.34% ($18,773)
to Lavaca County, TX  0.34% ($33,727)
to Harris County, TX  0.23% ($24,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.6

Births per 1000 population in Gonzales County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Gonzales County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gonzales County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 30.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gonzales County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gonzales County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,311 (2,812 aged, 499 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 959 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Gonzales County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (313)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (169)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (141)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (123)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (113)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (93)
  • Unspecified dementia (74)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (66)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (23)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (22)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 24%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.19
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7893.780
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 176.340
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30932.01

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1929.850
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1026.190
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.79
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.11

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,496
  • In family households: 17,109 (3,558 male householders, 1,530 female householders)
    3,656 spouses, 5,973 children (5,468 natural, 141 adopted, 364 stepchildren), 841 grandchildren, 247 brothers or sisters, 185 parents, 386 other relatives, 545 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,387 (1,044 male householders (872 living alone)), 988 female householders (904 living alone)), 355 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 311 (290 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,056 2-persons, 1,045 3-persons, 965 4-persons, 558 5-persons, 237 6-persons, 227 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,776 1-person, 215 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

3,273 married couples with children.
1,242 single-parent households (355 men, 887 women).

65.9% of residents of Gonzales County speak English at home.
33.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $145,275,000 ($7535 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,559,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $50,753,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,072,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,009,000
Federal grants: $42,098,000
Federal procurement contracts: $716,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $23,626,000 ($19,847,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $332,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,321,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,999,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,697
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,020
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +361
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -46
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gonzales County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.60 millions of gallons per day (47% from ground, 53% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 75
  • 2000 to 2004: 737
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,446
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,343
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,454
  • 1960 to 1969: 966
  • 1950 to 1959: 892
  • 1940 to 1949: 734
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,124
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gonzales County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 338
  • 4 rooms: 708
  • 5 rooms: 1,418
  • 6 rooms: 950
  • 7 rooms: 671
  • 8 rooms: 250
  • 9+ rooms: 212
  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 198
  • 3 rooms: 391
  • 4 rooms: 673
  • 5 rooms: 501
  • 6 rooms: 209
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gonzales County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 338
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,365
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,491
  • 4 bedrooms: 415
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
  • no bedroom: 52
  • 1 bedroom: 536
  • 2 bedrooms: 995
  • 3 bedrooms: 482
  • 4 bedrooms: 26
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Gonzales County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 271
  • 1 vehicle: 1,372
  • 2 vehicles: 2,035
  • 3 vehicles: 764
  • 4 vehicles: 195
  • 5+ vehicles: 54
  • no vehicle: 486
  • 1 vehicle: 975
  • 2 vehicles: 510
  • 3 vehicles: 92
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

63% of Gonzales County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Texas.

Gonzales County:

63.2%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14939
  • Northeast: 110
  • Midwest: 490
  • South: 557
  • West: 429

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $36,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gonzales County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (57.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.8%)
  • Utility gas (19.5%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Electricity (42.8%)
  • Utility gas (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.5%)
  • Wood (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 94
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

13.8%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Gonzales County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $73,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,534,000
    Police Protection: $863,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $708,000
    Corrections - Other: $557,000
    General - Other: $410,000
    Financial Administration: $340,000
    Central Staff Services: $183,000
    General Public Buildings: $111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $59,000
    Health Services - Other: $47,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $283,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $419,000
    Police Protection: $68,000
    Judicial: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Central Staff: $5,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,989,000

Gonzales County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $488,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $73,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $771,000
    Interest Earnings: $170,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $28,000
    All Other: $27,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,255,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $576,000
    Total General Sales: $414,000
    NEC: $5,000

Gonzales County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,725,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,510,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $215,000

Gonzales County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,093,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,171,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $101,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 670
  • Number of aged recipients: 146
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 524
  • Number of recipients under 18: 96
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 344
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 230
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 313
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 237
Gonzales County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Gonzales County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Gonzales County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12876.2 years
Mary11379.4 years
William10976.8 years
James9673.6 years
Robert8771.7 years
Joe7574.5 years
Willie5476.8 years
Annie4982.6 years
Henry4978.3 years
Frank4774.8 years
Most common last names in Gonzales County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8877.8 years
Johnson6775.3 years
Moore6477.3 years
Baker4576.0 years
Jones4280.3 years
Davis4080.3 years
Brown3977.2 years
Williams3378.3 years
Martinez3375.5 years
Miller3278.4 years
Businesses in Gonzales County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
FedEx2UPS2
Ford2Walmart1
H&R Block1