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Gonzales County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Gonzales County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Seat Gonzales
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,070 sq mi (2,771 km²)
1,068 sq mi (2,766 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.19%
 - (2000)
 - Density

18/sq mi (7/km²)

Gonzales County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 18,628. It is named for its seat, the city of Gonzales.6


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,771 km² (1,070 sq mi). 2,765 km² (1,068 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.19%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,628 people, 6,782 households, and 4,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/sq mi). There were 8,194 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 72.25% White, 8.39% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 16.48% from other races, and 2.01% from two or more races. 39.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,782 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,368, and the median income for a family was $35,218. Males had a median income of $23,439 versus $17,027 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,269. About 13.80% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.60% of those under age 18 and 19.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and townsEdit

Gonzales courthouse 2005

The Gonzales County Courthouse. The Second Empire style building was added to National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

BlueBonnet Antiques and Resale 1906 Water St. Gonzales, Texas 78629

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 29°27′N 97°29′W / 29.45, -97.49

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