Carlsbad, NM

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Living in Carlsbad

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

Carlsbad is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Carlsbad is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Carlsbad who work in management occupations (10.57%), sales jobs (9.53%), and office and administrative support (9.46%).

In terms of college education, Carlsbad is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.82% of adults 25 and older in Carlsbad have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carlsbad in 2018 was $30,187, 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 $120,748 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 51.09% 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, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

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

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