Carlsbad, California Population 2020

118,313

Carlsbad is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 118,313, it is the 53rd largest city in California and the 246th largest city in the United States. Carlsbad is currently growing at a rate of 1.04% annually and its population has increased by 12.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 105,328 in 2010. Spanning over 39 miles, Carlsbad has a population density of 3,134 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carlsbad is $143,047 with a poverty rate of 5.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,970 per month, and the median house value is $770,100. The median age in Carlsbad is 42.4 years, 41.6 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.

Carlsbad Demographics

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

  • White: 84.37%
  • Asian: 8.26%
  • Two or more races: 4.35%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Black or African American: 0.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.20%
The current population of Carlsbad, California is 118,313, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 115,877.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 105,328.

Carlsbad, California Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,379,16017,9000.53%
20193,361,26017,9000.53%
20183,343,36017,8900.54%
20173,325,47015,1900.46%
20163,310,28026,2200.79%
20153,284,06033,0701.01%
20143,250,99039,7401.22%
20133,211,25036,0501.12%
20123,175,20037,8301.19%
20113,137,37034,0601.09%
20103,103,3100.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White95,90584.37%
Asian9,3928.26%
Two or More Races4,9434.35%
Some Other Race1,9421.71%
Black or African American9990.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2560.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native2330.20%

Carlsbad Population Pyramid 2020

Carlsbad Median Age

42.4


Total

41.6


Male

43.2


Female

Carlsbad Adults

There are 87,083 adults, (19,151 of whom are seniors) in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Carlsbad Sex Ratio

Female

58,630

51.58%

Male

55,040

48.42%

Carlsbad Households and Families

Carlsbad Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carlsbad Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
All64.4%35.6%
Male57.7%42.3%
Non Family51%49%
Female44.9%55.1%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,2932.6164.4
Married24,5693.1475.4
Non Family12,5521.351
Female4,6463.2544.9
Male1,5263.0457.7

3.09

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carlsbad Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6762.10%
9th to 12th Grade2,1462.69%
High School Graduate8,37410.50%
Some College14,22117.83%
Associates Degree5,7917.26%
Bachelors Degree26,95033.80%
Graduate Degree20,58225.81%

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White60,49659,42837,871
Hispanic9,7327,4953,623
Asian6,8606,4244,647
Multiple Races1,7971,7231,105
Other Race1,2441,045531
Black832809254
Islander21521570
Native American188177108

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.74%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$67,963$83,639$50,279
Less Than High School$24,750$26,692$19,982
High School Grad$35,141$40,317$28,049
Some College$45,861$55,431$36,258
Bachelors Degree$80,249$101,588$54,692
Graduate Degree$99,207$117,217$76,775

$67,963

Average Earnings

$83,639

Average Male

$50,279

Average Female

Carlsbad Language

Carlsbad Language by Age

Carlsbad Language

82.07% of Carlsbad residents speak only English, while 17.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.75% of the population.

Carlsbad Poverty

Carlsbad Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White82,4663,8884.71%
Hispanic16,1451,3678.47%
Asian9,3826857.30%
Multiple4,9283006.09%
Black98823223.48%
Other1,9261377.11%
Islander2563714.45%
Native2333414.59%

5.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.08%

Male Poverty Rate

7.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carlsbad

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Black, with 23.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is White, with 4.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.19%.

Name Poverty
High School12.38%
Less Than High School10.22%
Some College6.14%
Bachelors or Greater2.60%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.70%
Male Unemployed14.74%
Female Employed3.37%
Male Employed2.07%

Carlsbad Income

Carlsbad Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$107,172$143,047
Families$127,463$162,993
Married Families$147,697-
Non Families$69,118$88,332

Carlsbad Marital Status

Carlsbad Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Carlsbad Married by Age and Sex

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

Carlsbad Veterans

6,267

Number of Veterans

5,718

Male Veterans

549

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,064
First Gulf War1,307
Second Gulf War940
Korea860
World War II550
Age Group Veterans
75+2,083
35 to 541,536
65 to 741,347
55 to 641,043
18 to 34258
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,5167.44%
Hispanic7006.18%
Asian3064.23%
2 or More2399.95%
Black11513.56%
Other553.76%
Indian3615.45%

$Carlsbad Veterans by Education

3.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carlsbad Employment Status

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Carlsbad 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

48.12%

Born in California

85.21%

Native Born

14.79%

Foreign Born

4.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.21% of Carlsbad residents were born in the United States, with 48.12% having been born in California. 4.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020118,3131,2181.04%
2019117,0951,2181.05%
2018115,8771,2361.08%
2017114,6411,2181.07%
2016113,4236380.57%
2015112,7851,0970.98%
2014111,6889650.87%
2013110,7231,7411.60%
2012108,9821,5141.41%
2011107,4681,7891.69%
2010105,67927,4323.05%
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%