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New Braunfels is a city in Comal County, in the San Antonio metro area. (The community straddles Comal and Guadalupe counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, leader of settlers in the region; another says the prince himself named it for his birthplace.

The latitude of New Braunfels is 29.702N. The longitude is -98.124W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 42,693.


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Median household income
Local
$40,078
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Braunfels demographic reports
New Braunfels is on the Guadalupe River.
Many people died in the early days of the settlement, and the prince returned to Germany.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 156. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 13 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
New Braunfels received national attention for severe flooding in 1998 and 2002
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Michael"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Comal County Fair - Sept. 25-30, 2007
  • Folkfest - April 14-15, 2007
  • Wurstfest - Nov. 2-11, 2007
  • Frog Fest - June 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check New Braunfels web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Canyon Park, Cranes Mill Park
New Braunfels attractions: Natural Bridge Caverns, Clear Springs Aviaries and Zoological Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Children's Museum, Heritage Village-Museum of TX, Sophienburg Museum & Archives, Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81
Pronunciations: BRON-fulls

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Ancestry & family history

24% of New Braunfels residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Braunfels ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Braunfels was $18,548, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of New Braunfels residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Braunfels, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $536.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $937.


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Libraries in New Braunfels include New Braunfels Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in New Braunfels include New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

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Comal County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Braunfels political report.

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The average commute time for New Braunfels workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in New Braunfels between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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