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Welcome to Gonzales ...

The city of Gonzales is located in Ascension Parish.

The location of Gonzales has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Gonzales has a population of 10,809 people<2> (see below for details).

Gonzales was established in 1855.

The community of Gonzales is near sea level<3>.

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

Gonzales lies within the (225) area code.

The ZIP codes for Gonzales: 70707, 70737<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gonzales had a population of 9,781 people (which is 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 total 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Gonzales had an population of 10,809 people. This is an increase of 10.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.53% 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.

Denham Springs   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the North (N) of Gonzales

Located in Livingston Parish

Donaldsonville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Gonzales

Saint Gabriel   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Gonzales

Located in Iberville Parish

Plaquemine   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Gonzales

Located in Iberville Parish

Walker   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Gonzales

Located in Livingston Parish

Gramercy   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Gonzales

Located in Saint James Parish

Lutcher   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Gonzales

Located in Saint James Parish

White Castle   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Gonzales

Located in Iberville Parish

French Settlement   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Gonzales

Located in Livingston Parish

Port Vincent   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Gonzales

Located in Livingston Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, 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 California, Florida (2), New Mexico and Texas (3).

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

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:

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:

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<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).

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<5>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 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, 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: 30.2154, Longitude: -90.9241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gonzales have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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