Carlsbad, California Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

There are a few things that you should know about the population of Carlsbad City. The population of this mid-sized city is 112,008 residents. The majority of residents are White, while the next highest race is Black. The majority of residents are married, with 58% of residents having children under the age of 18.

The local economy is based on the mineral extraction industry, with the Carlsbad area overlying the rich oil and gas formations of the Permian Basin. The town produces more potash than any other city in the U.S., and it is home to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office, which operates the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for transuranic nuclear waste from defense sites. Other attractions in the area include the Living Desert Zoo and Garden and the Christmas on Pecos Light Show.

The population of Carlsbad is approximately 114,952 in the city's district 1, which covers the downtown Village and Barrio neighborhoods. According to the 2020 U.S. census, the city's population will be 114,952 people. According to the National Demographics Corporation, the ideal number of residents per district would be 28,738. This means that Carlsbad City is a large enough town to hold two council seats.

The median income of residents of Carlsbad, CA is $11,508, while the median household income is $66,051 (or higher). The percentage of homeowners is also significantly higher than that of neighboring geographies. The percentage of households in the city that have a car is higher than the national average, with 2.8% of households reporting super-commutes. Despite this low income, Carlsbad is not particularly expensive to live in.