Gonzales, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Gonzales, California - Basic Facts

The City of Gonzales had a population of 8,451 as of July 1, 2016. Gonzales ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gonzales is located at latitude 36.506 and longitude -121.4429 in Monterey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gonzales (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Monterey County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Gonzales (GNIS ID: 2410617) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gonzales is located within Gonzales CCD of Monterey County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gonzales population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Gonzales, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,451
Population in Households 8,447
Population in Familes 7,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 4,409
Diversity Index2 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,936
Average Household Size 4.36
Family Households 1,725
Average Family Size 5

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,010 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 927 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $314,773
Average Home Value $377,302
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,806
Average Household Income $57,786
Per Capita Income $13,352
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.59%
Households 0.25% 0.49%
Families 0.2% 0.49%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gonzales, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gonzales to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 523 66th
Population Density1 # 277 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 146 90th
Median Household Income # 1091 28th
Per Capita Income # 1390 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.