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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Gonzales is a suburb of Baton Rouge with a population of 10,558. Gonzales is in Ascension Parish. Living in Gonzales offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gonzales there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Gonzales and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Gonzales are above average.
About Gonzales...
Population
10,558

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$953
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Gonzales Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    476.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    64.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    549.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    6,330.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    219.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Gonzales

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,082
National
$55,322
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Gonzales Reviews

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It's a all-around good town to live in. A decent amount of good natured people to meet and talk to.

The main complaint that I hear from most people in the area are a heavy lack of entertainment. Not only is there only 1 place to watch a movie, but there are only 2-3 public playgrounds that I know of within the entirety of the city.

In conclusion: Great place to live. Not much in the way of entertainment.
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Home to Louisiana State and Southern universities, Baton Rouge lies about 30 miles up the Mississippi River from New Orleans and 65 miles from the coast. A rich past as an ocean port, center for antebellum commerce, and Louisiana’s colorful political history adds spice to the local character. There are many points of interest along the shady streets with their gracious old homes. The thing I like about Gonzales is that everybody is close to each other a very small town. The houses are nice and affordable. The food is great from fish, fried chicken etc. Also the sports culture is very big so if like high school football it place you should go .Its also a good very good hospitals in the area. Also a good place to shop. Some things i would improve is more stores so more jobs. New roads more houses that are affordable for people.
People here are really welcoming. There's a warm family feel in the community. We have a movie theatre, bowling alley with an arcade, large outlet mall and many fitness centers. Another fun activity is taking the kids over to Jambalaya Park. My favorite thing is to go to the festivals. High school rivalries are a big thing here.The cost of living here is quite reasonable and we have a lot of different jobs available in the manufacturing industry.