Carlsbad, California is a city in San Diego County having a population of 105,097. Carlsbad occupies 37.72 square miles along a seven mile stretch of Pacific coastline. It has a population density of 2,693 people per square mile.

The median resident age is 43 years; males constitute 51.3 percent and females 48.7 percent of residents. 71 percent of citizens have an income over $60,000 and about 18 percent are retired. Income per capita is $42,742 versus an income of $29,551 in California. The median income is $83,875 versus $61,400 for California. Unemployment is 5.2 percent compared to 7.1 percent for California. Regarding education, 50 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher, 19 percent have management positions, and 16 percent of residents work in sales. Manufacturing constitutes 18 percent of industries in Carlsbad and technical and scientific services make up 16 percent.

Demographics indicate that there are 84,774 families residing in Carlsbad. There are 24,911 families with children under 18 years old, 59,863 families with members over 18 years old and 25 percent of the population has never married.

In Carlsbad, 85 percent of the people are Caucasian; the next largest group is Asian at 7.7 percent. Following that are African-American, 1.18 percent, mixed race, 3.3 percent and American Indian, Hawaiian and others round out the population. Linguistically, most of the Carlsbad population speaks English-Spanish speakers only represent about 9 percent of the population compared to 29 percent in California and 14 percent are foreign-born.

The median price of a Carlsbad home is $617,400, versus the California average of $373,100. The median house value has grown by 86.97 percent since 2000. The median national average is $181,400. In Carlsbad, 64.3 percent of the homes are owner-occupied, versus 56 percent in California. Property taxes with a mortgage average about $4,888 and with no mortgage, $3,632.

Carlsbad's cost-of-living index is 166 versus 136 for California, 22 percent greater than the California average. Tourism is a major industry in Carlsbad and people from around the world visit to take advantage of the mild climate, boating, fishing and watersports. For a complete guide to the City of Carlsbad, please visit

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