Carlsbad, NM
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Carlsbad is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 28,957 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Carlsbad is the tenth largest community in New Mexico.

Unlike some cities, Carlsbad isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Carlsbad are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carlsbad is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carlsbad who work in office and administrative support (11.04%), sales jobs (9.24%), and management occupations (7.11%).

One of the benefits of Carlsbad is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.68 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Carlsbad is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.41% of adults 25 and older in Carlsbad have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carlsbad in 2010 was $24,472, which is upper middle income relative to New Mexico, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,888 for a family of four. However, Carlsbad contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Carlsbad home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carlsbad residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Carlsbad also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carlsbad include Irish, English, European, and French .

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

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