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Welcome to Gonzales ...

The city of Gonzales is located in Ascension Parish<1>.


The location of Gonzales has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Gonzales was established in 1855.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gonzales has a population of 11,002 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Gonzales is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Gonzales lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gonzales is located in the (225) area code.

The ZIP codes for Gonzales: 70707, 70737<5>

Websites for Gonzales ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ascensionchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Gonzales, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gonzales had an population of 11,002 people. This is an increase of 12.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gonzales had a population of 9,781 people (or 9.12% of the total population of Ascension Parish). This makes Gonzales the parish's most populous community.

The population of Gonzales represents 0.22% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,781 people, the population of Gonzales increased 19.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,156 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 California, Florida (2), 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.

  • Denham Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denham Springs
    • Denham Springs is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,842 people
    • Former names for Denham Springs:
    • Amite Springs
    • Hill's Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denham Springs <6>
  • Donaldsonville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldsonville
    • Donaldsonville is located in Ascension Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,638 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donaldsonville <6>
  • Saint Gabriel
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Plaquemine
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaquemine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaquemine
    • Plaquemine is located in Iberville Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaquemine <6>
  • Walker
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,302 people
  • Gramercy
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gramercy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gramercy
    • Gramercy is located in Saint James Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gramercy <6>
  • Lutcher
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutcher
    • Lutcher is located in Saint James Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutcher <6>
  • White Castle
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Castle
    • White Castle is located in Iberville Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,640 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Castle <6>
  • French Settlement
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Port Vincent
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Vincent
    • Port Vincent is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people

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 1887.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gonzales.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gonzales. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ascension Parish: www.ascensionparish.net/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Ascension, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gonzales.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gonzales - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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