Carlsbad is a city located in San Diego County California. With a 2020 population of 116,630, it is the 57th largest city in California and the 270th largest city in the United States. Carlsbad is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 1.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 114,746 in 2020. Spanning over 39 miles, Carlsbad has a population density of 3,090 people per square mile.
The average household income in Carlsbad is $150,569 with a poverty rate of 6.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,054 per month, and the median house value is $857,300. The median age in Carlsbad is 42.9 years, 41.8 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carlsbadwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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 66.05%.
81.31% of Carlsbad residents speak only English, while 18.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.09% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Native, with 42.53% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Multiple, with 4.99% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.61%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Carlsbad
84.45% of Carlsbad residents were born in the United States, with 49.24% having been born in California. 5.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.