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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Braunfels demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Comal County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Antonio area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78130 ZIP code.
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.
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.
Libraries in New Braunfels include New Braunfels Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in New Braunfels include New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Comal County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Braunfels political report.
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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