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Gonzales, California - Basic Facts

The City of Gonzales had a population of 8,507 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Gonzales, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,507
Daytime Population: Workers 2,852
Daytime Population: Residents 4,682
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,534
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 8,503
Population in Familes 7,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 4,438
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $47,657
Average Household Income $61,273
Per Capita Income $14,332


Total Housing Units 2,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,031 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 942 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $357,429
Average Home Value $431,499


Total Households 1,974
Average Household Size 4.31
Family Households 1,758
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.56%
Households 0.48% 0.52%
Families 0.43% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2017 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 # 525 65th
Population Density # 281 82nd
Diversity Index # 150 90th
Median Household Income # 1007 34th
Per Capita Income # 1376 9th

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