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New Berlin is a peaceful rural community located south of Interstate 10 between San Antonio and Seguin, Texas to the east. New Berlin dates from the 1870s, but was incorporated over one hundred years later in 1980. The first store was set up by Mr. Ed Tewes, and a post office operated from 1878 to 1906.   Seventy New Berliners occupied the gently rolling landscape of New Berlin in the 1880s and as many as 56 students attended the local school.

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Demographics

Total Population

562

Households

225

Median Age

47

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Housing

Total Housing Units

243

Owner Occupied

192

Renter Occupied

34

Vacant

18

Median Home Value

$170,395


Average Home Value

$230,890

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Income

Median Household

2018

$61,867

2023

$71,421

Average Household

2018

$76,793

2023

$88,067

Per Capita

2018

$29,563

2023

$34,090

Cost of living

109.10%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

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Commute

Average Commute Time

32 min.

Drive Alone

207

Carpooled

11

Public

0

Work At Home

9

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Workforce

Workers 16+

230

Graduates

High School

163

Associates

16

Bachelor's

64

Graduate

28

Total Employed

44

Total Businesses

9

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

2

Employed

6

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Small-Town Texas, Big-Time Bandwidth: GVEC Fiber Internet in Shiner

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Shiner, Texas is probably best known for the Spoetzl Brewery, Texas’s oldest independent brewery and home to world famous Shiner Bock Beer. Shiner also has a reputation as Texas’s “cleanest little city” and is known for its charm and character, along with its rich heritage. In October 2018, GVEC helped put Shiner “on the map” yet again by launching Fiber Internet, powered by the world’s fastest internet technology. With speeds of up to 1 Gbps, Fiber opens a whole new window onto the world for this hamlet of 2,069.