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Gonzales, California

Gonzales is a city located in Monterey County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,525.

Geography Gonzales is located at 36°30'31" North, 121°26'34" West (36.508713, -121.442644)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 km² (1.4 mi²). 3.6 km² (1.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.13% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 7,525 people, 1,695 households, and 1,501 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,090.2/km² (5,429.4/mi²). There are 1,724 housing units at an average density of 478.9/km² (1,243.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 34.78% White, 0.80% African American, 1.41% Native American, 2.05% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 55.99% from other races, and 4.81% from two or more races. 86.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,695 households out of which 61.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% are married couples living together, 14.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 11.4% are non-families. 9.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.42 and the average family size is 4.61.

In the city the population is spread out with 37.8% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 12.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 109.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $41,582, and the median income for a family is $41,773. Males have a median income of $31,743 versus $27,115 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,438. 20.2% of the population and 15.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.6% are under the age of 18 and 11.5% are 65 or older.

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