Carlsbad, California Population 2022

116,630
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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.

Carlsbad Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carlsbadwas:

  • White: 79.74%
  • Asian: 9.13%
  • Two or more races: 7.04%
  • Other race: 2.40%
  • Black or African American: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Carlsbad, California is 116,630 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 114,746.

Carlsbad, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Carlsbad Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Carlsbad Population by Race

Carlsbad Population Pyramid 2022

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Carlsbad Median Age

41.8


Total

41


Male

42.8


Female

Carlsbad Adults

There are 87,887 adults, (18,916 of whom are seniors) in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Carlsbad Sex Ratio

Female

58,061

50.75%

Male

56,350

49.25%

Carlsbad Population by Age

Carlsbad Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carlsbad Household Types

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carlsbad Households and Families

3.1

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Carlsbad Households by Type

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Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

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$66,520

Average Earnings

$85,503

Average Male

$50,855

Average Female

Carlsbad Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carlsbad Language by Age

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Carlsbad Language

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.

Carlsbad Language

Carlsbad Poverty by Race

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6.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.73%

Male Poverty Rate

7.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carlsbad

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%.

Carlsbad Poverty

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Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Education

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Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carlsbad Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Carlsbad Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

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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6,111

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Carlsbad Veterans by War

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Carlsbad Veterans by Age

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Carlsbad Veterans by Race

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

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4.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

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65.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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49.24%

Born in Carlsbad

84.45%

Native Born

15.55%

Foreign Born

5.12%

Non Citizen

10.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Carlsbad Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Carlsbad Population by Year