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Carlsbad, California - Basic Facts

The City of Carlsbad had a population of 114,420 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Carlsbad is located at latitude 33.1581 and longitude -117.3506 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlsbad 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Carlsbad, CA Housing Affordability Index is 68
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Carlsbad, CA Wealth Index is 203
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 114,420 (100%)
Population in Households 113,576 (99.3%)
Population in Families 92,591 (80.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 844 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 3,031
Diversity Index2 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $110,924
Average Household Income $149,281
Per Capita Income $57,993
Wealth Index4 203

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 47,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,348 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,173 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,754 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $828,265
Housing Affordability Index3 68
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 44,522
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 30,315
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.9% 0.8%
Households 0.81% 0.72%
Families 0.88% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Carlsbad, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlsbad to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 451 70th
Diversity Index # 968 36th
Median Household Income # 163 89th
Per Capita Income # 173 89th

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