Gonzales, La is the commercial hub of Ascension Parish as well as the largest municipality in the parish with a population of 9,781. Gonzales enjoys a prime location near the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast with strong rail and highway connections linking it to the world.
Rich in history and tradition, diverse in its ethnic background, Gonzales also holds the distinction of the title of "Jambalaya Capital of the World". Gonzales is home to five primary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-8), and one high school, as well as LeBlanc Special Services (Special Education).
The hard working people of Gonzales find time for recreation, too. Sports of every type abound here and in the naturally temperate climate they are played year round.
The lifestyle, food, and music combined with the endless commercial venues such as Tanger Outlet, Cabela’s and the many accommodations available make Gonzales a great place to visit and to live.