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Carlsbad, NM
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Carlsbad is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 32,238 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Carlsbad is the ninth largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carlsbad is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carlsbad is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carlsbad who work in sales jobs (12.41%), management occupations (10.53%), and office and administrative support (9.54%).

The percentage of adults in Carlsbad who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.37% of the adults in Carlsbad have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carlsbad in 2018 was $32,614, which is wealthy relative to New Mexico, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,456 for a family of four. However, Carlsbad contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carlsbad is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carlsbad home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Carlsbad, accounting for 50.77% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Carlsbad residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Carlsbad include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Carlsbad is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.


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