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)

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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.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.