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Carlsbad, California - Basic Facts

The City of Carlsbad had a population of 114,379 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carlsbad is located at latitude 33.1239 and longitude -117.2828 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlsbad (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.73 sq. miles and a water area of 1.39 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Carlsbad (GNIS ID: 2409984) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Carlsbad is located within Oceanside-Escondido CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carlsbad population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carlsbad: Frazier's Station.

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Carlsbad, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 114,379
Daytime Population: Workers 72,109
Daytime Population: Residents 61,463
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 133,572
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 113,515
Population in Familes 92,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 864
Population Density2 3,032
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $93,557
Average Household Income $129,748
Per Capita Income $50,601


Total Housing Units 47,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,497 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,995 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,886 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $712,634
Average Home Value $761,344


Total Households 44,492
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 30,249
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.14% 1.01%
Households 1.02% 0.95%
Families 1.09% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Carlsbad, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlsbad to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 57 96th
Population Density # 454 70th
Diversity Index # 970 36th
Median Household Income # 224 85th
Per Capita Income # 208 86th

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