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Carlsbad, California - Basic Facts

The City of Carlsbad had a population of 114,674 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carlsbad: Frazier's Station.

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Carlsbad, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 114,674
Population in Households 113,815
Population in Familes 93,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 859
Population Density2 3,040
Diversity Index3 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $101,274
Average Household Income $138,703
Per Capita Income $54,064

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 47,188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,081 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,538 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,570 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $785,251
Average Home Value $857,706
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 44,618
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 30,400
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.04% 1.05%
Households 0.93% 0.99%
Families 1.02% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

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, 2018 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 # 452 70th
Diversity Index # 968 36th
Median Household Income # 215 86th
Per Capita Income # 195 87th

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