Carlsbad, New Mexico Population 2024

30,951

Carlsbad is a city located in Eddy County New Mexico. Carlsbad has a 2024 population of 30,951. Carlsbad is currently declining at a rate of -1.05% annually and its population has decreased by -4.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,273 in 2020.

The average household income in Carlsbad is $95,049 with a poverty rate of 13.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Carlsbad is 35 years, 35 years for males, and 35 years for females.

Carlsbad Demographics

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

  • White: 66.26%
  • Two or more races: 18.97%
  • Other race: 9.79%
  • Black or African American: 2.34%
  • Native American: 1.62%
  • Asian: 1.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
31.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
977.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.1% (-1,322)
The current population of Carlsbad, New Mexico is 30,951 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,273.

Carlsbad, New Mexico Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,04266.26%
Two or more races6,02518.97%
Other race3,1109.79%
Black or African American7422.34%
Native American5141.62%
Asian3221.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carlsbad Population by Race

Carlsbad Population Pyramid 2024

Carlsbad Median Age

35

Total

35

Male

35

Female

Carlsbad Adults

There are 23,783 adults, (4,831 of whom are seniors) in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Carlsbad Sex Ratio

Female15,70449.45%
Male16,05150.55%

Carlsbad Population by Age

Carlsbad Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,7722.647129
Married5,4473.2983.216.8
Non Family3,8651.161.438.6
Female1,5173.335941
Male9434.1258.941.1

3.22

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carlsbad Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2,30111.17%
Associates Degree1,9119.28%
Bachelors Degree2,46111.95%
Graduate Degree1,4647.11%
High School Graduate6,06529.45%
Less Than 9th Grade1,2706.17%
Some College5,12424.88%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic10,3477,8781,170
White8,8328,0912,549
2+ Races3,6412,980370
Other Race2,1161,380122
Black62151154
Native American26519642
Asian167155122

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.05%.

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,966$114,508$49,547
Graduate Degree$72,865$74,458$65,515
High School Graduate$41,361$64,257$24,845
Less Than 9th Grade$39,120$67,938$23,902
Overall$51,186$70,276$34,922
Some College$46,506$64,295$33,831

$51,186

Average Earnings

$70,276

Average Male

$34,922

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

76.32% of Carlsbad residents speak only English, while 23.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.15% of the population.

Carlsbad Language

Carlsbad Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,8512,93516.44%
White11,7019858.42%
Multiple5,89068411.61%
Other3,09942213.62%
Black72216522.85%
Asian32241.24%
Native47610.21%

13.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.44%

Male Poverty Rate

16.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carlsbad

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Black, with 22.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Native, with 0.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.27%.

Carlsbad Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.61%
High School15.42%
Some College11.47%
Bachelors or Greater2.54%

Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed53.66%
Female Unemployed39.88%
Female Employed8.74%
Male Employed6.45%

Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carlsbad Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$96,182$112,227
Households$77,209$95,049
Married Families$126,539$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,527$49,460

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carlsbad Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Carlsbad Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carlsbad Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,754

Number of Veterans

1,626

Male Veterans

128

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam634
First Gulf War224
Second Gulf War125
Korea107
World War II0

Carlsbad Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54516
65 to 74504
55 to 64371
75+363
18 to 340

Carlsbad Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,0386.46%
Hispanic6945.58%
Other Race33114.26%
2+ Races2766.64%
Black639.89%
Native American349.04%
Asian125.66%

Carlsbad Veterans by Race

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

3%

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

56.65%

Born in Carlsbad

94.65%

Native Born

5.35%

Foreign Born

3.01%

Non Citizen

2.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.65% of Carlsbad residents were born in the United States, with 56.65% having been born in New Mexico. 3.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carlsbad Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,298-331-1.12%
202829,629-330-1.1%
202729,959-331-1.09%
202630,290-330-1.08%
202530,620-331-1.07%
202430,951-330-1.05%
202331,281-331-1.05%
202231,612-255-0.8%
202131,867-406-1.26%
202032,2732,5028.4%
201929,7715301.81%
201829,2413751.3%
201728,866-14-0.05%
201628,880-82-0.28%
201528,9627642.71%
201428,1984591.65%
201327,7399753.64%
201226,7644251.61%
201126,339670.26%
201026,2726472.52%
200025,6256732.7%
199024,952-544-2.13%
198025,4964,19919.72%
197021,297-4,244-16.62%
196025,5417,56642.09%
195017,97510,859152.6%
19407,1163,40891.91%
19303,70800%
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Carlsbad Population by Year