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Carlsbad, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The City of Carlsbad had a population of 27,936 as of July 1, 2019. Carlsbad ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Mexico. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carlsbad is located at latitude 32.4207 and longitude -104.2288 in Eddy County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carlsbad encompass a land area of 28.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Eddy County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,100 feet.

The City of Carlsbad (GNIS ID: 2409985) 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.

New Mexico 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 Carlsbad Division of Eddy County.


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Carlsbad, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Carlsbad, NM Housing Affordability Index is 206
State of New Mexico Housing Affordability Index is 127
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, NM Wealth Index is 76
State of New Mexico Wealth Index is 71
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 27,936
Population in Households 27,393
Population in Familes 22,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 543
Population Density 897
Diversity Index1 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,891
Average Household Income $71,146
Per Capita Income $27,877
Wealth Index3 76

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,894 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,092 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,350 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $138,969
Housing Affordability Index2 206
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,986
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 7,209
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 0.67% 0.57%
Households 0.71% 0.61%
Families 0.44% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.39%

Carlsbad, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carlsbad to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico 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 # 11 98th
Population Density # 51 89th
Diversity Index # 118 73rd
Median Household Income # 92 79th
Per Capita Income # 98 78th

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