New Braunfels, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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New Braunfels, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of New Braunfels had a population of 71,869 as of July 1, 2016. New Braunfels ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Braunfels is located at latitude 29.6993 and longitude -98.1151 in Comal County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Braunfels (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Comal County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of New Braunfels are located in Comal County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Guadalupe County.

The City of New Braunfels (GNIS ID: 2411228) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of New Braunfels is located within New Braunfels Division of Comal County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Braunfels population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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New Braunfels, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 71,869
Population in Households 70,786
Population in Familes 59,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,083
Population Density1 1,602
Diversity Index2 62
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 26,157
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 18,471
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 28,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,867 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,290 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,394 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $186,355
Average Home Value $221,936
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,055
Average Household Income $74,758
Per Capita Income $27,906
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.56% 2.99%
Households 3.37% 2.89%
Families 3.33% 2.83%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Braunfels, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Braunfels to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 97th
Population Density1 # 404 77th
Diversity Index2 # 526 70th
Median Household Income # 382 78th
Per Capita Income # 440 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.