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Overview

Introduction to New Braunfels, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal county, is 29 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is located in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

New Braunfels History

The community of New Braunfels was established on March 21, 1845. Founded by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, the town was platted and laid out by Nicolaus Zink. The community was named "New Braunfels," after the German Prince's hometown of Braunfels. Due to the reliable waterpower produced by Comal Springs, and the proximity of the road connecting Austin and San Antonio, a number of immigrants began arriving in the 1840s. Soon New Braunfels became a commercial center, complete with business stores, craft shops, and millworks. By 1850, it had emerged as the fourth largest city in Texas.

New Braunfels and Nearby Attractions

  • Sebastopol House State Historic Site
  • Natural Bridge Caverns
  • Sophienburg Museum and Archives
  • Clear Springs Aviaries and Zoological Gardens
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture

Things To Do In New Braunfels

New Braunfels is home to the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, Sophienburg Museum and Archives, McKenna Children's Museum, and Alamo Classic Car Museum. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Landa Park Golf Course, Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club, and Sundance Golf Course. Due to the presence of a number of pools, lakes, and rivers in the area, water sports like swimming, tubing, boating, and fishing are popular. New Braunfels also offers easy access to amusement and water parks like the Wonder World Park, Seaworld Adventure Park, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Visitors can also tour the Natural Bridge Caverns, or take a safari drive into the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. In addition, the community of New Braunfels hosts various annual celebrations including the Wurstfest, Comal County Fair, Folkfest, and Frog Fest.

New Braunfels Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

New Braunfels Higher Education

Colleges close to New Braunfels are Texas State University, Saint Philips College, and Texas Lutheran University.

Demographics

People

Total Population70,317
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+33,542
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married54%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.3%
Median Earnings25+$38,903
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,142
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,993

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,880
% Above Poverty Level90.5%
% Below Poverty Level9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,099
Median House Value$186,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.2%
German24.2%
English10.7%
Irish7.6%
French Except Basque2.9%
Italian2.6%
Scottish1.9%
Polish1.5%
Czech1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
Welsh0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Dutch0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Belizean0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
African0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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New Braunfels Almanac

CategoryValue
County Comal County
Standard Zip Codes78130, 78132, 78133
P.O. Box Zip Codes78131
Company Zip Codes78135
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.7
Approximate Longitude-98.11

New Braunfels Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNEW BRAUNFELS
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp55 to 82 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationCANYON DAM
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationLULING
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp37 to 62 F
Apr Temp55 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 83 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Garden Ridge3,806$129,679
Marion962$54,091
Schertz38,199$89,159
Seguin27,762$52,692
Selma9,217$81,770

New Braunfels Public Libraries

New Braunfels Public Library
700 E COMMON ST
New Braunfels, Texas
(830) 221-4300

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New Braunfels Hospitals

New Braunfels Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
2041 Sundance Parkway
Warm Springs Specialty Hospital At New Braunfels
(Proprietary)
1445 Hanz Drive
Warm Springs Speciality Hospital
(Proprietary)
1445 Hanz Drive
(830) 627-7600
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels
(Non-profit)
600 North Union Avenue

New Braunfels Public Schools

Borgfeld Area Middle
1404 Ih 35 N
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2000
Canyon H S
1510 Ih 35 E
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2400
High
Total Enrollment 2341
Canyon Middle
2014 Fm 1101
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1073
Carl Schurz El
633 W Coll St
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6680
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Church Hill Middle
1275 N Business 35
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 926
Clear Spring El
550 Avery Pkwy
ZIP: 78130
(830) 837-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Comal Academy
1413 Business 35
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2950
High
Total Enrollment 39
Comal Discipline Center
1413 N Business 35
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2950
Other
Total Enrollment 34
County Line El
1200 County Line Rd
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6610
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Discipline Alternative Education Placement
902 W San Antonio
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6960
Other
Freiheit El
2002 Fm 1101
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Goodwin Frazier El
1441 N Business 35
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2225
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Hwy 46 Area El
1404 Ih 35 N
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2000
Klein Road El
2620 Klein Way
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 728
Lamar El
240 N Central Ave
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6890
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Lone Star El
2343 W San Antonio St
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6820
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Memorial Early College H S With St Philip's
1419 N Business 35
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2900
High
Total Enrollment 216
Memorial El
1911 S Walnut
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6470
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
New Braunfels H S
2551 Loop 337 N
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6000
High
Total Enrollment 1711
New Braunfels H S Ninth Grade Center
659 S Guenther St
ZIP: 78130
(830) 629-8600
Other
Total Enrollment 678
New Braunfels Middle
4150 Klein Meadow
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6270
Middle
Total Enrollment 971
New H S
1404 Ih 35 N
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2000
New South Middle
1404 Ih 35 N
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2000
New West H S
1404 Ih 35 N
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2000
Oak Creek El
3060 Goodwin Ln
ZIP: 78130
(830) 837-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Premier H S Of New Braunfels
1928 S Seguin Ave Ste 100a
ZIP: 78130
(830) 609-6606
High
Total Enrollment 94
Seele El
540 Howard St
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6750
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
The Nbisd Learning Center
659 S Guenther
ZIP: 78130
(830) 629-8650
High
Total Enrollment 46
Vintage Oaks Area El
1404 Ih 35 N
ZIP: 78130
(830) 221-2000
Walnut Springs El
1900 S Walnut
ZIP: 78130
(830) 627-6540
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Hoffmann Lane El
4600 Fm 306
ZIP: 78132
(830) 221-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Morningside El
3855 Morningside Dr
ZIP: 78132
(830) 837-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
Oakrun Middle
415 Timber Hollow
ZIP: 78132
(830) 627-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 973

New Braunfels Private Schools

Calvary Baptist Academy
177 W Klein Rd
ZIP: 78130
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Cross Lutheran School
2171 Common St
ZIP: 78130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
Ss Peter & Paul Catholic School
198 W Bridge St
ZIP: 78130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 260
I Cento School
1600 River Rd
ZIP: 78132
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
New Braunfels Christian Academy
220 Fm 1863
ZIP: 78132
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 341
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