COMMUNITY SNAPSHOT: See how New Braunfels has changed in five years

Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper
Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper

Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper

From 2014-2019, the city of New Braunfels has changed drastically in numerous ways.

When it comes to growth, New Braunfels proves why it is one of the fastest growing communities nationally through a near 50% jump over five years.

Compared against the state of Texas, which has only shown about a 7.5% increase over the same time period, the difference is significant.

New Braunfels has also gotten a little bit more diverse, and its median household income has increased dramatically.

SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY 2019 5-YEAR ESTIMATES/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Population change

New Braunfels

2014: 61,712

2019: 90,710

Texas

2014: 26,964,333

2019: 28,995,881

5-year change New Braunfels: 46.99% increase

5-year change Texas: 7.53% increase

Median Household Income

New Braunfels

2014: $59,083

2019: $81,131

Texas

2014: $52,576

2019: $61,874


Median age


New Braunfels

0-19: 27.8%

20-39: 27.3%

40-59: 24.4%

60-79: 17.3%

80+: 3.3%

Median age: 36.5




Texas

0-19: 28.2%

20-39: 28.5%

40-59: 24.7%

60-79: 15.6%

80+: 2.8%

Median age: 35.1

Demographics*

New Braunfels

Hispanic or Latino: 37.7%

White: 57.3%

Black or African American: 3.1%

American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 1.4%

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%

Some other race: 0%
Two or more races: 0.5%


Texas

Hispanic or Latino: 39.7%

White: 41.1%

Black or African American: 11.9%

American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.3%

Asian: 4.9%

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.1%

Some other race: 0.2%

Two or more races: 1.8%

*Census data may not add up to 100% due to rounding

Education Level

New Braunfels

High School or higher achieved

2014: 87.2%

2019: 90.9%

Bachelor’s degree or higher achieved

2014: 26.7
2019: 34.7%


Texas

High School or higher achieved

2014: 81.6%

2019: 84.6%

Bachelor’s degree or higher achieved

2014: 27.1%

2019: 30.8%

Largest employment sectors

New Braunfels

1: Management

2: Service

3: Sales and office

4: Construction and maintenance

5: Production, transportation and material moving
Texas


1. Management


2. Service


3. Sales and office

4. Construction and maintenance

5. Production, transportation and material moving
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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