Carlsbad, California Population 2024

112,032

Carlsbad is a city located in San Diego County California. Carlsbad has a 2024 population of 112,032. Carlsbad is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -2.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 114,896 in 2020.

The average household income in Carlsbad is $172,430 with a poverty rate of 6.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Carlsbad is 42.4 years, 40.6 years for males, and 44.4 years for females.

Carlsbad Demographics

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

  • White: 74.21%
  • Two or more races: 10.99%
  • Asian: 9.67%
  • Other race: 3.43%
  • Black or African American: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
37.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,967.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.49% (-2,864)
The current population of Carlsbad, California is 112,032 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 114,896.

Carlsbad, California Population 2024

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Carlsbad Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White85,15074.21%
Two or more races12,61610.99%
Asian11,0989.67%
Other race3,9343.43%
Black or African American1,3571.18%
Native American5280.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander620.05%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carlsbad Population by Race

Carlsbad Population Pyramid 2024

Carlsbad Median Age

42.4

Total

40.6

Male

44.4

Female

Carlsbad Adults

There are 88,635 adults, (20,446 of whom are seniors) in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Carlsbad Sex Ratio

Female57,46150.08%
Male57,28449.92%

Carlsbad Population by Age

Carlsbad Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All43,9122.662.237.8
Married25,6253.1372.727.3
Non Family12,9231.350.249.8
Female3,9673.240.859.2
Male1,3973.1940.259.8
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3.08

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carlsbad Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$77,862

Average Earnings

$102,092

Average Male

$60,007

Average Female

Carlsbad Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carlsbad Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carlsbad Language

81.02% of Carlsbad residents speak only English, while 18.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.47% of the population.

Carlsbad Language

Carlsbad Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White76,7254,3535.67%
Hispanic19,0032,27911.99%
Multiple12,5838086.42%
Other3,90667217.2%
Asian11,0845164.66%
Black1,31947035.63%
Native52820037.88%
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6.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.87%

Male Poverty Rate

7.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carlsbad

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Native, with 37.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Asian, with 4.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.82%.

Carlsbad Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.71%
High School16.81%
Some College8.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.18%
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Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.85%
Male Unemployed19.03%
Female Employed3.96%
Male Employed3.8%
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Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carlsbad Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carlsbad Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Carlsbad Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carlsbad Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,481

Number of Veterans

5,840

Male Veterans

641

Female Veterans

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Carlsbad Veterans by War

count

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Carlsbad Veterans by Age

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Carlsbad Veterans by Race

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Carlsbad Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carlsbad Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carlsbad Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.16%

Born in Carlsbad

84.49%

Native Born

15.51%

Foreign Born

5.84%

Non Citizen

9.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.49% of Carlsbad residents were born in the United States, with 51.16% having been born in California. 5.84% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029106,712-1,064-0.99%
2028107,776-1,064-0.98%
2027108,840-1,064-0.97%
2026109,904-1,064-0.96%
2025110,968-1,064-0.95%
2024112,032-1,064-0.94%
2023113,096-1,064-0.93%
2022114,160-1,064-0.92%
2021115,2243280.29%
2020114,8965790.51%
2019114,3171080.09%
2018114,209660.06%
2017114,1434140.36%
2016113,7298090.72%
2015112,9209130.82%
2014112,0071,3271.2%
2013110,6801,6991.56%
2012108,9811,5791.47%
2011107,4021,6341.54%
2010105,76827,52135.17%
200078,24715,12123.95%
199063,12627,63677.87%
198035,49020,546137.49%
197014,9445,69161.5%
19609,2534,870111.11%
19504,3831,98382.63%
19402,400
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Carlsbad Population by Year