Carlsbad, California Population 2021

115,110
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Carlsbad is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 115,110, it is the 57th largest city in California and the 257th largest city in the United States. Carlsbad is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually but its population has increased by 9.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 105,328 in 2010. Carlsbad reached it's highest population of 115,518 in 2018. Spanning over 39 miles, Carlsbad has a population density of 3,049 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carlsbad is $150,569 with a poverty rate of 5.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,025 per month, and the median house value is $814,700. The median age in Carlsbad is 42.9 years, 41.8 years for males, and 43.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Carlsbad Demographics

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

  • White: 84.90%
  • Asian: 8.01%
  • Two or more races: 4.29%
  • Other race: 1.48%
  • Black or African American: 0.90%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.18%
The current population of Carlsbad, California is 115,110, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 115,518.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 105,328.

Carlsbad, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,347,2704,4700.13%
20203,342,8004,4700.13%
20193,338,3304,4700.13%
20183,333,86012,6200.38%
20173,321,24015,1500.46%
20163,306,09025,2400.76%
20153,280,85031,9700.97%
20143,248,88039,1101.20%
20133,209,77035,4301.10%
20123,174,34037,1801.17%
20113,137,16033,9501.08%
20103,103,2100.00%

Carlsbad Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White97,00084.90%
Asian9,1578.01%
Two or More Races4,9004.29%
Some Other Race1,6961.48%
Black or African American1,0300.90%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2620.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native2080.18%
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Carlsbad Population by Race

Carlsbad Population Pyramid 2021

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Carlsbad Median Age

42.9


Total

41.8


Male

43.9


Female

Carlsbad Adults

There are 87,830 adults, (19,738 of whom are seniors) in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Carlsbad Sex Ratio

Female

58,900

51.55%

Male

55,353

48.45%

Carlsbad Population by Age

Carlsbad Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carlsbad Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
All64.7%35.3%
Male54.2%45.8%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Female48.3%51.7%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carlsbad Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,5312.6164.7
Married24,6403.1476.4
Non Family12,6131.3249.3
Female4,8733.1848.3
Male1,4053.0554.2

3.07

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Carlsbad Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8282.27%
9th to 12th Grade2,0222.51%
High School Graduate8,35210.37%
Some College14,23617.68%
Associates Degree6,1397.63%
Bachelors Degree27,39434.03%
Graduate Degree20,53725.51%
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Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White61,53360,44538,413
Hispanic9,6177,2633,687
Asian6,6136,3094,480
Multiple Races1,9371,8121,093
Other Race1,001843470
Black854830272
Islander21321363
Native American16216280

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.75%.

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$70,048$84,874$52,479
Less Than High School$24,508$27,303$18,351
High School Grad$34,663$41,505$29,022
Some College$47,769$55,658$35,993
Bachelors Degree$82,201$99,778$58,909
Graduate Degree$103,837$126,170$81,431

$70,048

Average Earnings

$84,874

Average Male

$52,479

Average Female

Carlsbad Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carlsbad Language by Age

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Carlsbad Language

82.90% of Carlsbad residents speak only English, while 17.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.25% of the population.

Carlsbad Language

Carlsbad Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White83,3603,7534.50%
Hispanic15,7831,4359.09%
Asian9,1418939.77%
Multiple4,8863547.25%
Black1,01720319.96%
Other1,6791076.37%
Islander2623814.50%
Native208146.73%

5.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.36%

Male Poverty Rate

7.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carlsbad

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Black, with 19.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is White, with 4.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.79%.

Carlsbad Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.78%
High School12.20%
Some College5.48%
Bachelors or Greater2.71%

Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.82%
Male Unemployed11.04%
Female Employed3.65%
Male Employed2.19%

Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carlsbad Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$110,478$150,569
Families$132,702$171,729
Married Families$156,061-
Non Families$73,632$91,597
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Income by Household Type

Carlsbad Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Carlsbad Married by Age and Sex

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Carlsbad Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Carlsbad Marital Status by Race

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Carlsbad Marital Status

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6,274

Number of Veterans

5,721

Male Veterans

553

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,163
First Gulf War1,480
Second Gulf War1,033
Korea777
World War II438

Carlsbad Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,961
35 to 541,627
65 to 741,349
55 to 641,151
18 to 34186

Carlsbad Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,5337.33%
Hispanic5735.05%
Asian2944.23%
2 or More2569.97%
Black12214.14%
Other393.31%
Indian3014.42%

Carlsbad Veterans by Race

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

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4.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Carlsbad Employment by Age

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Carlsbad Employment by Race

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Carlsbad Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.18%

Born in California

85.63%

Native Born

14.37%

Foreign Born

4.17%

Non Citizen

10.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.63% of Carlsbad residents were born in the United States, with 49.18% having been born in California. 4.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carlsbad Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021115,110-136-0.12%
2020115,246-136-0.12%
2019115,382-136-0.12%
2018115,5181,0410.91%
2017114,4771,2121.07%
2016113,2656030.54%
2015112,6621,0530.94%
2014111,6099440.85%
2013110,6651,7171.58%
2012108,9481,4881.38%
2011107,4601,7861.69%
2010105,67427,4273.05%
200078,24715,1212.17%
199063,12627,6365.93%
198035,49020,5469.03%
197014,9445,6914.91%
19609,2534,8707.76%
19504,3831,9836.21%
19402,4000.00%

Carlsbad Population by Year