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Welcome to Gonzales ...

The city of Gonzales is located in Monterey County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gonzales, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

The city was incorporated January 14, 1947.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gonzales has a population of 8,313 people<2> (see below for details).

Gonzales is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Websites for Gonzales ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gonzales had an population of 8,313 people. This is an increase of 1.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.47% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Communities Also Named Gonzales ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Gonzales ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gonzales.

  • Salinas
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Soledad
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Greenfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Chualar
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Spreckels
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Serra Village
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Serra Village
    • Serra Village is located in Monterey County
  • Ambler Park
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambler Park
    • Ambler Park is located in Monterey County
  • Carmel Valley Village
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Pinnacles
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinnacles have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinnacles
    • Pinnacles is located in San Benito County
  • Paicines
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gonzales. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gonzales.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gonzales.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gonzales. See our Newspapers Page for Gonzales.

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.

Adding Gonzales to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gonzales in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gonzales was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Gonzales post office opened in 1873.

We also found Gonzales in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gonzales.

The official website for Gonzales:

The official website for Monterey County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Monterey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gonzales.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gonzales - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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