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Gonzales, California

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Welcome to Gonzales ...

The city of Gonzales is located in Monterey County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Gonzales has a population of 8,479 people<1> (see below for details).

Gonzales was incorporated January 14, 1947.

The community of Gonzales is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Gonzales lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gonzales lies within the (831) area code.

The ZIP code for Gonzales: 93926<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gonzales had a population of 8,187 people. This makes Gonzales the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Gonzales represents 0.02% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 383rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,187 people, the population of Gonzales increased 8.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,525 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gonzales had an population of 8,479 people. This is an increase of 3.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.68% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gonzales.

Communities near Gonzales ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Ambler Park   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Boronda   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Carmel Valley Village   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chualar   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Greenfield   [Map]   17,517   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Paicines   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gonzales.

Communities Also Named Gonzales ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Gonzales - they are located in Florida (2), Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas (3).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gonzales.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gonzales. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gonzales. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gonzales.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gonzales:

Websites for Gonzales ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gonzales ...

Looking for more information about Gonzales? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gonzales, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gonzales.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gonzales.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gonzales - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gonzales). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gonzales or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gonzales) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gonzales. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gonzales

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gonzales. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5089, Longitude: -121.4420     [Map].

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