Carlsbad, New Mexico Population 2022

31,478
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Carlsbad is a city located in Eddy County New Mexico. Carlsbad has a 2020 population of 31,478. Carlsbad is currently growing at a rate of 1.80% annually and its population has increased by 19.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,276 in 2010.

The average household income in Carlsbad is $79,753 with a poverty rate of 14.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,050 per month, and the median house value is $150,300. The median age in Carlsbad is 34.9 years, 34 years for males, and 35.6 years for females.

Carlsbad Demographics

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

  • White: 79.92%
  • Two or more races: 7.99%
  • Other race: 7.62%
  • Black or African American: 2.06%
  • Native American: 1.43%
  • Asian: 0.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Carlsbad, New Mexico is 31,478 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,478.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,276.

Carlsbad, New Mexico Population 2022

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201053,9090.00%
201154,0701610.30%
201254,4193490.64%
201355,6621,2432.23%
201456,6821,0201.80%
201557,7151,0331.79%
201657,650-65-0.11%
201757,108-542-0.95%
201857,7296211.08%
201958,4607311.25%
202059,1917311.23%
202159,9227311.22%

Carlsbad Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,39879.92%
Black or African American6022.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native4191.43%
Asian2900.99%
Some Other Race2,2317.62%
Two or More Races2,3387.99%
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Carlsbad Population by Race

Carlsbad Population Pyramid 2022

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Carlsbad Median Age

36.7


Total

36.6


Male

36.9


Female

Carlsbad Adults

There are 22,567 adults, (4,432 of whom are seniors) in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Carlsbad Sex Ratio

Female

14,079

48.09%

Male

15,199

51.91%

Carlsbad Population by Age

Carlsbad Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carlsbad Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All70.7%29.3%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female54.4%45.6%
Male53.1%46.9%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carlsbad Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,0882.5970.7
Married5,0633.2287.8
Male1,0823.853.1
Female1,2453.1154.4
Non Family3,6981.1957.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Carlsbad Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9424.80%
9th to 12th Grade2,02210.31%
High School Graduate6,19531.57%
Some College4,86024.77%
Associates Degree1,8019.18%
Bachelors Degree2,38012.13%
Graduate Degree1,4217.24%
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Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian186186170
Native American28225880
White9,5968,7992,600
Black44139295
2+ Races1,5161,307178
Hispanic8,8116,846873
Other Race1,32891820

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 91.40%.

Carlsbad Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,907$61,180$30,314
Less Than 9th Grade$35,125$46,667$15,236
High School Graduate$37,098$60,349$21,431
Some College$42,036$62,641$30,782
Bachelors Degree$57,552$81,875$41,477
Graduate Degree$61,481$65,505$59,222

$43,907

Average Earnings

$61,180

Average Male

$30,314

Average Female

Carlsbad Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carlsbad Language by Age

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Carlsbad Language

78.14% of Carlsbad residents speak only English, while 21.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.97% of the population.

Carlsbad Language

Carlsbad Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,5622,33216.01%
White12,6531,77013.99%
Black549427.65%
Native410266.34%
Asian290155.17%
Other322NaN%
Multiple2,31428112.14%

14.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.79%

Male Poverty Rate

17.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carlsbad

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Hispanic, with 16.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carlsbad is Multiple, with 12.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.73%.

Carlsbad Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.45%
High School17.24%
Some College12.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.83%

Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.94%
Male Unemployed56.20%
Female Employed9.25%
Female Unemployed49.38%

Carlsbad Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carlsbad Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,786$82,553
Families$84,063$94,346
Married Families$99,457-
Non Families$37,897$51,345
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Income by Household Type

Carlsbad Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

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 55-64.

Carlsbad Marital Status by Race

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Carlsbad Marital Status

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2,051

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War240
First Gulf War308
Vietnam741
Korea147
World War II133

Carlsbad Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3432
35 to 54584
55 to 64348
65 to 74581
75+506

Carlsbad Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5348.42%
Black7114.88%
Native American3411.53%
Other Race24615.98%
2+ Races1669.02%
Hispanic7827.36%

Carlsbad Veterans by Race

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

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7.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carlsbad Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

3%

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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56.37%

Born in Carlsbad

94.73%

Native Born

5.27%

Foreign Born

3.06%

Non Citizen

2.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.73% of Carlsbad residents were born in the United States, with 56.37% having been born in New Mexico. 3.06% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19303,7080.00%
19407,1163,4086.74%
195017,97510,8599.71%
196025,5417,5663.58%
197021,297-4,244-1.80%
198025,4964,1991.82%
199024,952-544-0.22%
200025,6256730.27%
201026,2766510.25%
201126,339630.24%
201226,7614221.60%
201327,7289673.61%
201428,1874591.66%
201528,9497622.70%
201628,875-74-0.26%
201728,862-13-0.05%
201829,2543921.36%
201929,8105561.90%
202030,3665561.87%
202130,9225561.83%
202231,4785561.80%

Carlsbad Population by Year