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Come And Take It


Gonzales Texas is the place where the battle for Texas Independence began. The first shots were fired from the famous “Come and Take It” Cannon on October 2, 1835. Tourists are attracted to the many museums, historical markers and opportunities to see and learn about Texas History. Gonzales is not only rich with history it provides many opportunities for business development and growth.
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In 1988 Gonzales was awarded official Main Street Status and is recognized as a National Main Street City. Over the years Gonzales has invested over $12 million dollars in economic development and restructuring of downtown. Gonzales Economic Development Corporation and Main Street have partnered to award grants and opportunities for businesses in the downtown area and there are still many opportunities for growth and new commerce development.

Gonzales is also home to a well established, growing industrial park. The industrial park is currently home to companies such as Adams Extract, Buddy’s Natural Chicken, Tyson Foods, Texas Trampoline and many other new trucking and manufacturing businesses.
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Trade Area Demographics

Total Population
Average Age
Total Households
Average Household Income

21,359
39
7,841
53,416

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Demographic Trends (Provided By Gonzales Independent School


Population
Households
Age 25 to 34
Age 35 to 54
Age 55 to 64
Avg. Income
High School Graduate
Associate Degree or Higher
2012
13,109
4,703
1,506
3,270
1,604
$57,791
32.3%
18.6%
Estimated 2017
13,243
4,758
1,550
3,062
1,714
$64,610
31.2%
19.5%
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