Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Population in 2017: 28,774 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.3%
 
Males: 14,686  (51.0%)
Females: 14,088  (49.0%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
New Mexico median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 88220.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,967 (it was $30,658 in 2000)
Carlsbad:

$62,967
NM:

$46,744

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,684 (it was $16,496 in 2000)

Carlsbad city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $139,005 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
Carlsbad:

$139,005
NM:

$171,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $912.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carlsbad: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.0%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.1% for American Indian residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 3.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carlsbad, NM (2017)
    • 13,59447.8%White alone
    • 13,59247.8%Hispanic
    • 5942.1%Black alone
    • 3371.2%Two or more races
    • 1330.5%American Indian alone
    • 830.3%Asian alone
    • 190.07%Other race alone

Races in Carlsbad detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Carlsbad, New Mexico as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carlsbad is 484 to 1.


Crime rates in Carlsbad by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(7.9)
2
(8.0)
2
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.8)
4
(15.2)
2
(7.1)
2
(7.0)
1
(3.4)
4
(13.6)
4
(13.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(39.4)
30
(120.2)
25
(97.5)
29
(108.2)
33
(124.9)
18
(68.3)
27
(96.3)
27
(94.4)
15
(50.8)
18
(61.2)
22
(75.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(59.1)
10
(40.1)
13
(50.7)
20
(74.6)
15
(56.8)
12
(45.6)
13
(46.4)
19
(66.4)
19
(64.3)
14
(47.6)
14
(48.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
116
(457.4)
152
(608.8)
114
(444.7)
148
(552.2)
143
(541.0)
107
(406.3)
101
(360.2)
113
(395.2)
98
(331.8)
104
(353.8)
108
(370.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
217
(855.7)
265
(1,061)
370
(1,443)
382
(1,425)
294
(1,112)
215
(816.3)
262
(934.4)
288
(1,007)
169
(572.1)
180
(612.3)
99
(339.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
916
(3,612)
801
(3,208)
900
(3,510)
936
(3,492)
729
(2,758)
960
(3,645)
833
(2,971)
908
(3,175)
862
(2,918)
912
(3,102)
635
(2,178)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
55
(216.9)
45
(180.2)
45
(175.5)
58
(216.4)
39
(147.6)
72
(273.4)
132
(470.8)
136
(475.6)
126
(426.6)
118
(401.4)
110
(377.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(27.6)
14
(56.1)
5
(19.5)
10
(37.3)
3
(11.4)
3
(11.4)
8
(28.5)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)378.3463.0453.2476.2432.7404.8399.2424.1324.0360.3317.3

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Crime rate in Carlsbad detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 92 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
New Mexico average:

1.29
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Ancestries: American (5.4%), Irish (4.0%), German (3.8%), English (3.3%), European (1.2%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1918

Elevation: 3111 feet

Land area: 28.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,014 people per square mile   (low).

Carlsbad, New Mexico map

1,336 residents are foreign born (4.1% Latin America).

This city:

4.7%
New Mexico:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $834 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $503 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Odessa, TX (116.0 miles , pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: El Paso, TX (135.2 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (396.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

San Jose, NM (0.6 miles ),
La Huerta, NM (1.5 miles ),
Livingston Wheeler, NM (1.6 miles ),
Carlsbad North, NM (1.7 miles ),
Happy Valley, NM (1.8 miles ),
Loving, NM (3.5 miles ),
Malaga, NM (4.0 miles),
Whites City, NM (4.3 miles)

Latitude: 32.41 N, Longitude: 104.24 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,438 (+5.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,530 (79.1%)

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Carlsbad, NM in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carlsbad, NM in 2017
Carlsbad satellite photo by USGS

Carlsbad tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
New Mexico:

4.6%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Carlsbad, NM
Historical housing units in Carlsbad, NM

Population change in the 1990s: +232 (+0.9%).
Most common industries in Carlsbad, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.9%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (14.1%)
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Carlsbad, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Extraction workers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)

Average climate in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Carlsbad, New Mexico average temperatures Carlsbad, New Mexico average precipitation Carlsbad, New Mexico humidity Carlsbad, New Mexico wind speed Carlsbad, New Mexico snowfall Carlsbad, New Mexico sunshine Carlsbad, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Carlsbad, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.3. This is about average.

City:

83.3
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.18
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2014 was 5.42. This is significantly better than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

5.42
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Carlsbad-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1992, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the Carlsbad city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1991, a category F2 tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carlsbad-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.2 miles away from Carlsbad center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from Carlsbad center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 19.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/14/1999 at 22:43:17, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from Carlsbad center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Eddy County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carlsbad topographic map

Hospitals in Carlsbad:

  • CARC, INC - WASHINGTON RANCH 1 (18 RATTLESNAKE SPRINGS ROAD)
  • CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2430 WEST PIERCE STREET)
  • GOLDEN SERVICES HOSPICE (207 WEST MERMOD)
  • GUADALUPE HOSPICE (110 SOUTH HALAGUENO)
  • LANDSUN HOSPICE (1815 WESTRIDGE ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Carlsbad:

  • CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER - TCU (2430 WEST PIERCE STREET)
  • LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN HOME OF THE (1300 NORTH CANAL)
  • LANDSUN HOMES, INC. (1900 WESTRIDGE ROAD)
  • NORTHGATE UNIT OF LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN (1905 WEST PIERCE ST)

Dialysis Facilities in Carlsbad:

  • CARLSBAD DIALYSIS (DCI) (2319 OSBORNE RD)
  • CARLSBAD DIALYSIS (FMC) (902 A WEST PIERCE)

Home Health Centers in Carlsbad:

  • GOLDEN SERVICES LTD (800 W PIERCE ST)
  • HOME CARE CONNECTION (513 S CANAL STREET)
  • TLC HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (320 WEST MERMOD)

Airports and heliports located in Carlsbad:

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College/University in Carlsbad:

  • New Mexico State University-Carlsbad (Full-time enrollment: 1,011; Location: 1500 University Dr; Public; Website: www.cavern.nmsu.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carlsbad:

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 65 miles; Roswell, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,212)
  • Odessa College (about 115 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 118 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Midland College (about 128 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 133 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • El Paso Community College (about 133 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 135 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)

Public high schools in Carlsbad:

  • CARLSBAD HIGH (Students: 1,707, Location: 3000 WEST CHURCH, Grades: 9-12)
  • JEFFERSON MONTESSORI (Students: 85, Location: 101 SOUTH CANAL ST, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)
  • CARLSBAD EARLY COLLEGE HIGH (Location: 1500 UNIVERSITY DR, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Carlsbad:

Private elementary/middle school in Carlsbad:

  • ST EDWARD SCHOOL (Students: 80, Location: 805 WALTER ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Carlsbad

Library in Carlsbad:

  • CARLSBAD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $739,171; Location: 101 S. HALAGUENO; 71,630 books; 1,880 audio materials; 2,710 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 8 other licensed databases; 97 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Carlsbad: Popes Wells Site (A), Phoenix Adobe (B), Carlsbad Reclamation Project (C), Carlsbad Weather Station (D), Westinghouse Electric Corporation WIPP Library (E), Guadalupe Medical Center Library (F), Joel Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (G), Carlsbad Public Library (H), North Mesa Medical and Dental Group Library (I), New Mexico State University at Carlsbad Library (J), Carlsbad Fire Department Station 4 (K), Carlsbad Fire Department Station 5 (L), Carlsbad Municipal Fine Arts Center and Museum (M), Carlsbad Fire Department Station 6 (N), Carlsbad Fire Department Station 1 (O), Care Plus Ambulance (P), J J Hagerman House Historic Site (Q), Eddy County Courthouse Historic Site (R), Eddy and Bissell Livestock Company Headquarters Historic Site (S), Eddy National Bank Historic Site (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carlsbad include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Omega Christian Fellowship Church (B), Victory Baptist Church (C), Saint Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), San Jose Church (E), Spanish Assembly of God Church (F), Hillview Baptist Church (G), Potters House Full Gospel (H), Primera Iglesia Bautista (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lower Tonsill Lake (A), Dublin Tank (B), Lower Transill Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Carlsbad include: Carlsbad Historical Marker (1), Living Desert State Park (2), Boyd Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Historical Society Archives (Historical Places & Services; 2004 Iona Street) (1), Tony's Rental & Disco (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7409 Dulce Road) (2), Tony's Spacewalker Rental (Amusement & Theme Parks; 305 South Cypress Street) (3), Cal's Cactus Lanes Bowling & Recreation Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1609 South Canal Street) (4), Tumbleweed Travel Agency (1502 Jefferson Street) (5), Artistic Wildlife Studio (Tours & Charters; 1102 East Fiesta Drive) (6), ABC Travel Agency (Tours & Charters; 217 1/2 S Canyon) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Stage Coach Inn (1819 S. Canal St.) (1), Carlsbad Holiday Inn (601 South Canal Street) (2), Continental Inn (3820 National Parks Highway) (3), Economy Inn (1621 South Canal Street) (4), World Wide Travel Service (513 South Canal) (5), El Rey Motel (3515 National Parks Highway) (6), Comfort Inn Carlsbad (2429 West Pierce Street) (7), Lorlodge Motel (2019 South Canal Street) (8), Carlsbad-Days Inn (3910 National Parks Hwy) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Eddy County - Court Security (102 North Canal Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Barry Sadler - Author and musician, Jimmy Wilson - Politician, Bruce Cabot - Actor, Cole White - Baseball player, Georgia Lee Lusk - Politician, Sam Etcheverry - Player of and football, Sonny Throckmorton - Country singer, F. Drew Gaffney - Astronaut, Jimmy Freeman - Baseball player, John Wooten - Football player.

Eddy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carlsbad and their reported violations in the past:

CARLSBAD MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 27,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In SEP-28-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2013)
OTIS MDWCA (Population served: 5,800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2007)
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK (Address: 15 REEFTOP CIRCLE , Population served: 2,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HAPPY VALLEY COOPERATIVE WATER WORKS (Population served: 615, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.3%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Carlsbad in 2010:

  • 217 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 205 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Carlsbad in 2000:

  • 378 people in nursing homes
  • 133 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Banks with branches in Carlsbad (2011 data):

  • Western Commerce Bank: North Canal Branch, at 127 South Canyon Street, South Y Branch, Security Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $363.8 mil, Deposits: $323.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Western Commerce Bancshares Of Carlsbad, Inc.
  • The Carlsbad National Bank: at 202 West Stevens Street, North Branch, Wal-Mart Super Center Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $233.7 mil, Deposits: $204.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Carlsbad Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Carlsbad Downtown Branch at 115 West Fox Street, branch established on 1935/09/01; West Pierce Branch at 2318 West Pierce St, branch established on 1981/08/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Pioneer Bank: N Canel Branch at 111 N. Canal, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $594.7 mil, Deposits: $436.4 mil, headquarters in Roswell, NM, positive income, 13 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Carlsbad:

Marital status in Carlsbad, NM
  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 45.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Carlsbad:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
New Mexico average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carlsbad
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carlsbad, NM (based on Eddy County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,56959
Catholic13,2546
Mainline Protestant3,01715
Other1,6047
Black Protestant5645
None18,821-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Eddy County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Eddy County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Eddy County:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Eddy County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Eddy County:

9.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carlsbad:

45.6%
New Mexico:

47.6%

Average BMI:
Carlsbad:

28.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Carlsbad:

23.2%
New Mexico:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Carlsbad:

34.3%
New Mexico:

34.5%

General health condition:
This city:

53.3%
New Mexico:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Carlsbad:

77.9%
State:

80.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carlsbad, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 77$535,145$83,3990$0
Firefighters 59$438,037$89,0920$0
Streets and Highways 59$248,562$50,5550$0
Other and Unallocable 50$189,399$45,4569$10,604
Water Supply 39$217,056$66,7860$0
Parks and Recreation 34$181,046$63,89918$19,781
Other Government Administration 30$163,594$65,4382$3,505
Solid Waste Management 21$96,080$54,9030$0
Sewerage 20$99,989$59,9930$0
Financial Administration 16$83,314$62,4862$3,097
Police - Other 14$66,975$57,40718$10,699
Transit 10$32,074$38,48918$27,459
Local Libraries 9$38,844$51,7928$5,719
Electric Power 7$42,826$73,4160$0
Airports 4$19,627$58,8810$0
Fire - Other 2$8,242$49,4520$0
Judicial and Legal 2$16,788$100,7280$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 453$2,477,598$65,63275$80,864

Carlsbad government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $14,977,000 ($520.50)
    Sewerage: $9,984,000 ($346.98)
    General - Other: $5,554,000 ($193.02)
    Regular Highways: $4,490,000 ($156.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,169,000 ($110.13)
    Air Transportation: $903,000 ($31.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $397,000 ($13.80)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,868,000 ($412.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,017,000 ($243.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,946,000 ($241.40)
    Regular Highways: $5,729,000 ($199.10)
    Financial Administration: $4,784,000 ($166.26)
    Water Utilities: $4,188,000 ($145.55)
    Central Staff Services: $3,188,000 ($110.79)
    Sewerage: $2,887,000 ($100.33)
    Transit Utilities: $1,025,000 ($35.62)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $670,000 ($23.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $420,000 ($14.60)
    Correctional Institutions: $332,000 ($11.54)
    Health - Other: $324,000 ($11.26)
    Air Transportation: $186,000 ($6.46)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($1.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $777,000 ($27.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $284,000 ($9.87)
    Police Protection: $48,000 ($1.67)
    Health - Other: $35,000 ($1.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($0.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $762,000 ($26.48)

Carlsbad government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,433,000 ($293.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,133,000 ($178.39)
    Other: $1,392,000 ($48.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $187,000 ($6.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000 ($6.22)
    Regular Highways: $93,000 ($3.23)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($0.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $223,000 ($7.75)
    Air Transportation: $79,000 ($2.75)
    Other: $37,000 ($1.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,347,000 ($81.57)
    Fines and Forfeits: $543,000 ($18.87)
    Interest Earnings: $146,000 ($5.07)
    Sale of Property: $56,000 ($1.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,167,000 ($422.85)
    Transit Utilities: $86,000 ($2.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,154,000 ($74.86)
    Other: $1,910,000 ($66.38)
    Highways: $853,000 ($29.64)
    Transit Utilities: $386,000 ($13.41)
    Health and Hospitals: $24,000 ($0.83)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $47,720,000 ($1658.44)
    Property: $2,627,000 ($91.30)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,351,000 ($81.71)
    Public Utilities Sales: $847,000 ($29.44)
    Other License: $421,000 ($14.63)

Carlsbad government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,409,000 ($1890.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,197,000 ($1848.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,212,000 ($42.12)

Carlsbad government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,048,000 ($453.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $79,334,000 ($2757.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $302,000 ($10.50)

6.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
New Mexico average:

6.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Chaves County, NM  0.41% ($39,915 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.36% ($44,597)
from Dona Ana County, NM  0.34% ($42,642)


7.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
New Mexico average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Chaves County, NM  0.66% ($46,962 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.37% ($54,446)
to Lea County, NM  0.36% ($49,438)
Businesses in Carlsbad, NM
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Motel 61
Chevrolet1Nike4
ColorTyme1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx5Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1The Athlete's Foot1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kincaid1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Carlsbad:

  • KAMQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)
  • KATK (740 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: CARLSBAD RADIO, INC.)
  • KCCC (930 AM; 1 kW; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: COMPASS ENTERPRISE, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSVP (990 AM; 1 kW; ARTESIA, NM)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carlsbad:

  • KATK-FM (92.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: CARLSBAD RADIO, INC.)
  • KCDY (104.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KAMQ, INC.)
  • K217DF (91.3 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: ROSWELL CHRISTIAN RADIO INC.)
  • KPZE-FM (106.1 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KTZA (92.9 FM; ARTESIA, NM; Owner: PECOS VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBIM-FM (94.9 FM; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K207CZ (89.3 FM; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWMW (105.1 FM; MALJAMAR, NM; Owner: M.T.D. INC)
  • KIXN (102.9 FM; HOBBS, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Carlsbad:

  • KTEL-TV (Channel 25; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KCGD-LP (Channel 63; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K47FX (Channel 47; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K49ES (Channel 49; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • K45GJ (Channel 45; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • KOCT (Channel 6; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Carlsbad fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 489ft / 149mTotal length
  • $10,301,000Total costs
  • 213,805Total average daily traffic
  • 25,377Total average daily truck traffic
  • 235,706Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Carlsbad, NM - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51940-1949
  • 111950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carlsbad, NM
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carlsbad)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 186 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carlsbad, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 150 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carlsbad)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 44 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Carlsbad)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 214. The highest number of fire incidents - 331 took place in 2011, and the least - 110 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Carlsbad, NM When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (55.6%), and Structure Fires (25.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Carlsbad, NM
    • 1,78855.6%Outside Fires
    • 80625.1%Structure Fires
    • 38612.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2367.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carlsbad, NM

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Carlsbad, New Mexico:

  • Executive Suites & Hotel Carlsbad, 601 S Canal St, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 , Phone: (505) 885-8500, Fax: (505) 887-6879
  • Best Western Stevens Inn, 1829 S Canal St, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 , Phone: (505) 887-2851, Fax: (505) 887-6338
  • Carlsbad Travelodge South, 3817 National Park Hwy, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 , Phone: (505) 887-8888, Fax: (505) 885-0126
  • Ocotillo Inn, 3706 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221 , Phone: (505) 887-2861, Fax: (505) 887-2861
  • Comfort Inn, 2429 W Pierce St, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 , Phone: (505) 887-1994, Fax: (505) 887-2694
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2210 I W Pierce St, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 , Phone: (575) 234-1252, Fax: (575) 234-1253
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 120 Esperanza Cir, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 , Phone: (575) 725-5700
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2525 S Canal St, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220 , Phone: (575) 887-8000, Fax: (575) 887-8010
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carlsbad, New Mexico
Most common first names in Carlsbad, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20775.4 years
Mary19778.0 years
William18875.6 years
James18474.6 years
Robert13673.9 years
George11477.4 years
Charles11174.4 years
Helen7279.4 years
Frank7172.7 years
Thomas6075.1 years
Most common last names in Carlsbad, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15776.5 years
Brown7175.4 years
Jones7077.8 years
Williams6673.0 years
Hernandez5676.1 years
Davis5676.2 years
Johnson5173.7 years
Rodriguez5071.0 years
Martinez4974.4 years
Miller4877.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carlsbad, NM
  • 56.7%Utility gas
  • 41.0%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carlsbad, NM
  • 50.8%Utility gas
  • 48.0%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Carlsbad compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Carlsbad on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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