Census data: New Braunfels' population grows to 90,209

San Antonio Street in downtown New Braunfels. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Antonio Street in downtown New Braunfels. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

San Antonio Street in downtown New Braunfels. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Image description
New Braunfels was the ninth fastest-growing large city in the nation between the census on July 1, 2018, and the latest population estimate on July 1, 2019. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
New Braunfels' was once again ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Data released May 21 by the U.S. Census Bureau has New Braunfels as the third fastest growing city in the country between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2019.

The population grew to 90,209 within that time period—or an increase of 32,469 residents, which represents a 56.4% jump.

New Braunfels was narrowly pushed out of second place by Buckeye, Arizona, which grew by 56.6%.

All together, Texas had five cities ranked in the top 10 for growth nationwide in that time period. Frisco was ranked first with McKinney in fourth, Cedar Park at seventh, Conroe in ninth.

From July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, New Braunfels was ranked ninth in the country in terms of growth when it grew by 6.8%.

Large economic and development projects such as Veramendi, SouthStar's GLO development and Continental Automotive's incoming factory will continue to push the city's growth.

On June 25, the Census Bureau will release estimates of the July 1, 2019, population by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.


New Braunfels Utilities will resume collecting late fees and enforcing disconnections on July 1. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact)
New Braunfels Utilities to resume late fees and disconnections for missed payment

Customers have until June 30 to set up a payment plan with NBU.

Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay

Operations began in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio beginning May 25.

Well over 100 people participated in the New Braunfels Black Lives Matter protest on June 2. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
PHOTOS: New Braunfels residents protest June 2 over the death of George Floyd

Roughly 200 protesters went to Main Plaza in downtown New Braunfels on Tuesday to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Pillars Christian Learning Center to open new location in 2021

The preschool is for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years.

New Braunfels had 62 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on June 1, up from 31 at the end of April, a 96.7% increase. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Comal County confirms 100th COVID-19 case

The new case is a resident of New Braunfels.

Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster in Texas on May 31, while various city officials and law enforcment responded to protests and violence over the weekend.

Additional New Braunfels facilities reopened June 1. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Additional New Braunfels facilities reopen June 1

The New Braunfels Public Library, some Landa Park facilities and the municipal court reopened June 1 with adjusted hours and additional restrictions.

New Postal Annex to open in June in Freiheit Village

The business will offer shipping, copy services, mailbox rentals, notary services and more.

The new materials will be used for English Language Arts and Advanced Academic classes for grades 6-12. (Courtesy Pexels)
New Braunfels ISD to adopt new English Language Arts materials

The materials will be used for ELA and Advanced Academics classes for grades 6-12.

New Braunfels had 61 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on May 30, up from 31 at the end of April, a 96.7% increase. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19 cases up 96% in New Braunfels this month, 75% between Comal and Guadalupe County

30% of Comal County's cases were community transmitted and 28% were from close contacts, such as household members that had previously tested positive.

The Gruenefield development is currently in the Hoffman Lane Elementary School attendance zone but could be moved to the Oak Run Elementary School zone. (Courtesy Comal ISD)
Comal ISD Board of Trustees to vote on attendance zone change

The development could bring approximately 80 additional elementary school students to Comal ISD.