Comal County

Comal County, Texas

Comal County, Texas

Comal County Courthouse in the City of New Braunfels, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Comal County is located in south central Texas on the divide between the Blackland Prairies and the Balcones Escarpment. Its largest city and county seat, New Braunfels, is twenty-nine miles northeast of San Antonio and forty-five miles southwest of Austin. The county's center lies at 29°48' north latitude and 98°17' west longitude. The county comprises 555 square miles of prairie and Hill Country terrain. The eastern quarter, below the Balcones Escarpment, is gently rolling grass and crop land ranging in elevation from 600 to 750 feet above sea level. The Blackland Prairie soil of this section is loam with clay subsoils and is well suited for cultivation. The elevation of the northwestern three-quarters of the county ranges from 750 to roughly 1,500 feet above sea level. The loam in this section varies from shallow to deep and has proved better suited for grazing than for cultivation. The Hill Country terrain supports more timber-live oak, mesquite, and Ashe juniper-and fewer grasses than the prairies of eastern Comal County. Indigenous wildlife includes deer, doves, rabbits, turkeys, squirrels, ringtail cats, skunks, bobcats, and coyotes. Ranchers have also introduced several exotics into the area, including axis deer, sika deer, and Barbados sheep. The annual precipitation averages 33.19 inches, and average temperatures range from a low of 40° F in January to a high of 96° in July; the growing season lasts 265 days. Mineral resources include limestone, sand, and gravel; these have become the basis of a construction-materials industry in the county.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Comal County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

560 ft – 1529 ft

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Comal County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Comal County
Pop. Year Source
156,209 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Comal County
People Year Source
71,954 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$58,067 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Comal County
USD ($) Year Source
22,709,757,820 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Comal County
USD ($) Year Source
2,391,927,563 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Comal County
USD ($) Year Source
715,332,632 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.4 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
34.0 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
38.1 93.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Comal County
Area (square miles) Year Source
559.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Comal County
Area (square miles) Year Source
574.9 2019 United States Census Bureau