DATA: New Braunfels continues to trend upward in population, wages, housing costs

The city of New Braunfels continues to grow in a number of areas, according to five-year estimates from the American Community Survey. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact)
The city of New Braunfels continues to grow in a number of areas, according to five-year estimates from the American Community Survey. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact)

The city of New Braunfels continues to grow in a number of areas, according to five-year estimates from the American Community Survey. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact)

The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest American Community Survey five-year estimates for 2014-18 on Dec. 19. According to the U.S. census, the annual data release “helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities.”


For the city of New Braunfels, many of the changes seen over the past decade continue to accelerate as the city’s population increases. New Braunfels has seen year over year growth in population, median home value, median age and median household income.

The ACS five-year estimates put the total population of New Braunfels at 74,587 as of 2018. The 2018 total represents a 21% increase from 2014. The largest group is 25- to 34-year-olds at 10,883 or 14.5% of the total population. Residents in the 35- to 44-year-old grouping represent 14.4% of the population with 10,758.




The median home value in New Braunfels was estimated at $199,700 in 2018, a 19% increase from 2014. In addition, the median monthly mortgage has increased 8.5% since 2014 to $1,516, and the median rent has increased 16% to $1,146 during that same time.






As rent and mortgage prices have increased, the median household income has increased year over year in New Braunfels to $67,510 in 2018. The change represents a 14% increase since 2014 and a 5% increase from 2017.