Carlsbad, New Mexico Population 2019

Carlsbad, New Mexico's estimated population is 29,331 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Carlsbad, New Mexico is the 10th largest city in New Mexico based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1004.43 people/mi² (387.81 people/km²).

The overall median age is 35.8 years, 35 years for males, and 36.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.6 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Carlsbad, New Mexico is $62,932, while the mean household income is $70,845.

Carlsbad Nm Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carlsbad Nm was:

  • White: 91.72%
  • Other race: 3.49%
  • Black or African American: 2.07%
  • Two or more races: 1.79%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Asian: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Carlsbad, New Mexico?

29,331
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201829,3314311.49%
201728,900260.09%
201628,874-67-0.23%
201528,9417632.71%
201428,1784571.65%
201327,7219733.64%
201226,7484281.63%
201126,320590.22%
201026,2616360.25%
200025,6256730.27%
199024,952-544-0.22%
198025,4964,1991.82%
197021,297-4,244-1.80%
196025,5417,5663.58%
195017,97510,8599.71%
19407,1163,4086.74%
19303,7080.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White26,043
Some Other Race991
Black or African American589
Two or More Races509
American Indian and Alaska Native176
Asian85

Carlsbad Nm Population Pyramid 2019

Carlsbad Nm Median Age

35.8


Total

35


Male

36.6


Female

Carlsbad Nm Adults

There are 21,208 adults, (3,823 of whom are seniors) in Carlsbad Nm.

Carlsbad Nm Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Carlsbad Nm Sex Ratio

Female

13,907

48.98%

Male

14,486

51.02%

Carlsbad Nm Households and Families

Carlsbad Nm Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carlsbad Nm Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All68.8%31.2%
Non Family57.7%42.3%
Female56.8%43.2%
Male51.1%48.9%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7082.668.8
Married4,7543.1484.5
Non Family3,4961.3257.7
Female1,3773.3656.8
Male1,0813.4251.1

3.05

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

10.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carlsbad Nm Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8694.71%
9th to 12th Grade1,4858.06%
High School Graduate6,89637.41%
Some College4,23322.97%
Associates Degree1,6589.00%
Bachelors Degree1,8019.77%
Graduate Degree1,4908.08%

Carlsbad Nm Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,0629,2482,342
Hispanic7,6396,185698
Other Race68649425
Black35832588
Multiple Races25623585
Native American12210842
Asian735454

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,268$53,262$25,736
Less Than High School$20,951$33,859$11,978
High School Grad$36,396$52,257$22,189
Some College$40,096$64,000$26,655
Bachelors Degree$45,815$62,843$31,532
Graduate Degree$61,629$62,174$60,375

$39,268

Average Earnings

$53,262

Average Male

$25,736

Average Female

Carlsbad Nm Language

Carlsbad Nm Language by Age

Carlsbad Nm Language

79.45% of Carlsbad Nm residents speak only English, while 20.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.57% of the population.

Carlsbad Nm Poverty

Carlsbad Nm Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,1182,03015.47%
White13,5831,98414.61%
Other96918519.09%
Black5496111.11%
Native1654829.09%
Multiple498153.01%

14.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.98%

Male Poverty Rate

18.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carlsbad Nm

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad Nm is Native, with 29.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad Nm is Multiple, with 3.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.74%
High School12.84%
Some College10.56%
Bachelors or Greater5.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.43%
Male Unemployed33.42%
Female Employed10.89%
Male Employed5.07%

Carlsbad Nm Income

Carlsbad Nm Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,932$70,845
Families$65,247$75,240
Married Families$75,000$87,184
Non Families$41,476$53,848

Carlsbad Nm Marital Status

Carlsbad Nm Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Carlsbad Nm Married by Age and Sex

Carlsbad Nm Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Carlsbad Nm Marital Status by Race

Carlsbad Nm Veterans

2,055

Number of Veterans

1,925

Male Veterans

130

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam754
First Gulf War532
Second Gulf War496
World War II178
Korea77

Carlsbad Nm Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9049.80%
Hispanic7207.70%
Other647.70%
2 or More309.43%
Black297.00%
Indian1713.71%
Asian1112.94%

Carlsbad Nm Veterans by Education

5.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carlsbad Nm Employment Status

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Carlsbad Nm Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.15%

Born in New Mexico

95.45%

Native Born

4.55%

Foreign Born

3.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.45% of Carlsbad Nm residents were born in the United States, with 56.15% having been born in New Mexico. 3.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.