New Braunfels is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 73,959 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, New Braunfels is the 54th largest community in Texas. New Braunfels has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in New Braunfels, where the median household income is $61,618.00.
New Braunfels real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although New Braunfels house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, New Braunfels isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Braunfels are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Braunfels is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Braunfels who work in office and administrative support (14.60%), sales jobs (12.39%), and management occupations (10.34%).
For the size of the city, public transportation in New Braunfels is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For New Braunfels, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The overall education level of New Braunfels citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.57% of adults in New Braunfels have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in New Braunfels in 2010 was $27,501, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,004 for a family of four. However, New Braunfels contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
New Braunfels is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Braunfels home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Braunfels residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. New Braunfels also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Braunfels include English, Irish, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in New Braunfels is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.