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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    D+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Gonzales is a town in California with a population of 8,462. Gonzales is in Monterey County. Living in Gonzales offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Gonzales and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,151
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    199.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    423.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    49%
    13%

Working in Gonzales

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,690
National
$55,322
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Gonzales Reviews

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As of now, I am a graduated senior from Gonzales. So, I like how everyone in the schools, like students in the high school, know each other. Since all these students tend to know each other, most students in their graduating class get along or get along with the other classes. From experience, we give each other help and support. I would say something that could be improved, school-wise is too offer more opportunities for the students such as more classes that are offered that will prepare them for college and their future careers. Also, Gonzales could increase teaching students to be more open-minded within the high school and outside.
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Gonzales, California is a small safe town where everyone knows everyone. People are friendly and helpful. It is a mostly all Latino community. Super safe small town where no major crimes are committed.
I personally think that Gonzales is a very good place to at least start your life. It has everything you would want with two other towns nearby for shopping. Something I'd like to see soon is more trees in the parks to provide more shade.