Carlsbad, NM 88220 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 88220: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Not Acceptable, USPS
Carlsbad Caverns National Pa, NM 88220
Happy Valley, NM 88220

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,034
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,924
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 567
  • County: Eddy County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.398, Longitude -104.241
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Carlsbad, NM 88220 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,007
Daytime Population: Workers 16,223
Daytime Population: Residents 22,115
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,338
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 36,416
Population in Familes 29,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 591
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $48,462
Average Household Income $62,893
Per Capita Income $24,743


Total Housing Units 15,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,398 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,964 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,381 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $120,938
Average Home Value $150,892


Total Households 14,362
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 9,691
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 1.26% 1.0%
Households 1.25% 1.0%
Families 0.99% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Carlsbad, NM 88220 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 88220 to the other 330 ZIP Codes in New Mexico 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 # 19 95th
Population Density # 139 58th
Diversity Index # 96 71st
Median Household Income # 73 78th
Per Capita Income # 124 63rd

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