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 76,106 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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New Braunfels, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 76,106
Daytime Population: Workers 35,107
Daytime Population: Residents 41,191
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 76,298
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 75,143
Population in Familes 63,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 963
Population Density2 1,696
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $61,793
Average Household Income $78,740
Per Capita Income $29,179


Total Housing Units 30,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,933 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,692 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,508 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $200,283
Average Home Value $236,070


Total Households 27,625
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 19,548
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.88% 3.35%
Households 3.68% 3.24%
Families 3.67% 3.19%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 2017 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 # 50 97th
Population Density # 377 79th
Diversity Index # 526 70th
Median Household Income # 365 79th
Per Capita Income # 452 74th

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