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Carlsbad, California - Basic Facts

The City of Carlsbad had a population of 112,728 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carlsbad: Frazier's Station.

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Carlsbad, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 112,728
Population in Households 111,877
Population in Familes 91,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 851
Population Density1 2,988
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 43,443
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 29,567
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 46,900 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,791 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,652 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,457 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $685,923
Average Home Value $722,014


Median Household Income $90,017
Average Household Income $122,721
Per Capita Income $47,437
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.22%
Households 0.8% 1.09%
Families 0.89% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 56 96th
Population Density1 # 451 70th
Diversity Index2 # 964 36th
Median Household Income # 215 86th
Per Capita Income # 208 86th

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