Comal County, Texas

Comal County: County in Texas, United States


Comal County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 108,472 and a population density of 73 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 164,812 inhabitants. Its county seat is New Braunfels. The county was created 178 years ago in 1845.

Comal County is located in south-central Texas, just north of San Antonio. It was established in 1846 and named for the Comal River which flows through the county.

The county was settled by German immigrants in the 1840s. The city of New Braunfels became the county seat in 1848. It was named after the German town of Braunfels by German Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels.

Key Facts About Comal County Today

Population: As of 2021, the population of Comal County was over 156,000 residents. It is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas.

Major Cities: The two largest cities in Comal County are New Braunfels (around 84,000 residents) and Canyon Lake (approx. 23,000 residents).

Economy: Tourism is the major industry in Comal County. Popular attractions like the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, Schlitterbahn Water Park, and Canyon Lake draw millions of visitors each year.

Things to See and Do in Comal County

Some of the top attractions and activities in Comal County include:

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark - Enjoy rides, tubes, and slides at this iconic Texas waterpark in New Braunfels.
  • Natural Bridge Caverns - Tour magnificent underground caves and see unique rock formations.
  • Gruene Historic District - Shop, dine, and take in the sights of this charming restored town.
  • Canyon Lake - Boat, fish, swim and take in the views of this reservoir lake northwest of New Braunfels.
  • Whitewater tubing - Float down the Guadalupe River on an inner tube and enjoy the scenery.

From water fun to underground caves, Comal County offers amazing attractions for all ages. With its German roots and blend of history and natural beauty, it's easy to see why this Central Texas county continues growing in popularity.

Comal County locator map
Location of Comal County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Comal County

Population : 164,812 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Area : 1488 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.7%
Land as percent of area : 97.3%
Named for : Comal River
Altitude : 1,319 feet / 402 meters
Capital : New Braunfels
Establishment : January 01, 1846
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 20:26:09 (13th April 2024)
Density : 111 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 34.18% (2010-2020)
Comal county courthouse 2012 image
Comal county courthouse 2012
Comal county courthouse 2012 image


Comal County is located at 29°48'29"N 98°16'42"W (29.8081800, -98.2782500). It has 4 neighbors: Bexar County, Blanco County, Hays County and Kendall County.

Comal County map

The largest city of Comal County is New Braunfels with a population of 95,534. Other cities include, Canyon Lake population 21,262, Bulverde population 5,509, Garden Ridge population 4,266 and Spring Branch population 270. See all Comal County cities & populated places.

Comal County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Comal County.

City Name Population Title
New Braunfels 95,534 The third most populous city in Comal County, Texas.
Canyon Lake 21,262 City in Comal County, Texas, United States
Bulverde 5,509 City in Comal County, Texas, United States
Garden Ridge 4,266 City in Comal County, Texas, United States
Valley View 865 Town of the United States
Spring Branch 270 Human settlement in Texas, United States of America

Comal County has 4 neighbours.

  • New Braunfels


The population of Comal County increased by 34.18% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 108,472 - census
2011 112,113 3.25% estimation process
2012 114,873 2.4% estimation process
2013 118,627 3.16% estimation process
2014 123,214 3.72% estimation process
2015 128,795 4.33% estimation process
2016 134,343 4.13% estimation process
2017 140,721 4.53% estimation process
2018 148,141 5.01% estimation process
2019 156,209 5.16% estimation process
2020 164,812 5.22% estimation process

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People born in Comal County (1)

American actress Terra Jolé was born in Comal County

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