New Braunfels, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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New Braunfels, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of New Braunfels had a population of 86,674 as of July 1, 2019. New Braunfels ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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 29.703 and longitude -98.1245 in Comal County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Braunfels 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.


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New Braunfels, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

New Braunfels, TX Housing Affordability Index is 141
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

New Braunfels, TX Wealth Index is 94
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 86,674
Population in Households 85,571
Population in Familes 72,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,103
Population Density 1,928
Diversity Index1 66
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,960
Average Household Income $84,770
Per Capita Income $30,815
Wealth Index3 94

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 34,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,394 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,045 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,023 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $205,677
Housing Affordability Index2 141
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 31,440
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 22,354
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 4.51% 2.69%
Households 4.33% 2.6%
Families 4.38% 2.55%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

New Braunfels, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Braunfels to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 46 97th
Population Density # 321 82nd
Diversity Index # 444 75th
Median Household Income # 428 76th
Per Capita Income # 472 73rd

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