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Population in 2012: 26,697 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 

Males: 13,468  (50.5%)
Females: 13,229  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  37.6 years
New Mexico median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 88220.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,907 (it was $30,658 in 2000)
Carlsbad:

$43,907
NM:

$42,558
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,970

Carlsbad city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,793 (it was $59,300 in 2000)
Carlsbad:

$94,793
NM:

$157,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $105,729; Detached houses: $111,870; Townhouses or other attached units: $119,000; In 2-unit structures: $111,494; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,862; Mobile homes: $47,406; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $167,740

Median gross rent in 2012: $693.

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  • White alone - 14,623 (55.9%)
  • Hispanic - 10,729 (41.0%)
  • Two or more races - 345 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 229 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 190 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 26 (0.10%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carlsbad: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (10.0%), Irish (9.7%), English (6.3%), United States (5.3%), Dutch (2.2%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1918

Elevation: 3111 feet

Land area: 28.4 square miles.

Population density: 941 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Carlsbad:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carlsbad city:

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

921 residents are foreign born (0.4% Asia).

This city:  3.5%
New Mexico:  9.3%



According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Carlsbad, New Mexico as of November 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Carlsbad to the number of sex offenders is 504 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $527 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $399 (0.5%)

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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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1998: 67 buildings, average cost: $104,400
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2004: 52 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2006: 59 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2007: 67 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2009: 31 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2010: 53 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2011: 48 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2012: 86 buildings, average cost: $171,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 32.41 N, Longitude: 104.24 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,223 (+4.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,116 (78.8%)

Area code: 505

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Crime rates in Carlsbad by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 3112222014
per 100,000 10.93.83.97.87.98.07.80.03.815.2
Rapes 1110418103025293318
per 100,000 40.138.315.770.139.4120.297.5108.2124.968.3
Robberies 20281019151013201512
per 100,000 72.8107.139.374.059.140.150.774.656.845.6
Assaults 10011014059116152114148143107
per 100,000 364.2420.9549.8229.7457.4608.8444.7552.2541.0406.3
Burglaries 333349268224217265370382294215
per 100,000 1212.81335.51052.5871.9855.71061.41443.21425.31112.3816.3
Thefts 1,1941,146982828916801900936729960
per 100,000 4348.54385.43856.73223.03612.03208.43510.43492.42758.13644.9
Auto thefts 67836041554545583972
per 100,000 244.0317.6235.6159.6216.9180.2175.5216.4147.6273.4
Arson 1012N/A571451033
per 100,000 36.445.9N/A19.527.656.119.537.311.411.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.9) 435.9458.4397.2349.7386.2472.7462.8486.2441.8413.3

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 82 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
New Mexico average:

2.22

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Carlsbad, New Mexico accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
New Mexico:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +232 (+0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Carlsbad-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 62% 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 above New Mexico state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 66.5 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 Carlsbad 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 the city center
On 5/30/1999 at 19:04:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, 3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 27.4 miles away from Carlsbad center
On 6/22/2004 at 08:55:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Eddy County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carlsbad topographic 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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Carlsbad:

  • CARLSBAD DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, 2319 OSBORNE RD)
  • CARLSBAD DIALYSIS (FMC) (Dialysis Facility, 902 A WEST PIERCE)
  • GOLDEN SERVICES LTD (Home Health Center, 800 W PIERCE ST)
  • HOME CARE CONNECTION (Home Health Center, 513 S CANAL STREET)
  • TLC HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 320 WEST MERMOD)
  • CARC, INC - WASHINGTON RANCH 1 (Hospital, 18 RATTLESNAKE SPRINGS ROAD)
  • CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2430 WEST PIERCE STREET)
  • GOLDEN SERVICES HOSPICE (Hospital, 207 WEST MERMOD)
  • GUADALUPE HOSPICE (Hospital, 110 SOUTH HALAGUENO)
  • LANDSUN HOSPICE (Hospital, 1815 WESTRIDGE ROAD)
  • CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER - TCU (Nursing Home, 2430 WEST PIERCE STREET)
  • LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN HOME OF THE (Nursing Home, 1300 NORTH CANAL)
  • LANDSUN HOMES, INC. (Nursing Home, 1900 WESTRIDGE ROAD)
  • NORTHGATE UNIT OF LAKEVIEW CHRISTIAN (Nursing Home, 1905 WEST PIERCE ST)

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Airports located in Carlsbad:


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Local government website: www.carlsbadnm.com/masterweb

College/University in Carlsbad:

  • New Mexico State University-Carlsbad (Full-time enrollment: 585; Location: 1500 University Dr; Public; Website: artemis.nmsu.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carlsbad:

  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 118 miles; Odessa, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 133 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)
  • El Paso Community College (about 133 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 10,943)
  • South Plains College (about 136 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 141 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 12,687)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 148 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,681)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 148 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 3,159)

Public high schools in Carlsbad:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Carlsbad:

Private elementary/middle school in Carlsbad:

  • ST EDWARD SCHOOL INC (Students: 68; Location: 805 WALTER ST; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Carlsbad, School District: CARLSBAD MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS

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)

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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

 
Eddy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  NO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.7. This is about average.
City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.51. This is significantly better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.51
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 36.2. This is worse than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

36.2
U.S.:

28.3

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

CARLSBAD MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 27000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2003), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-16-1999), St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-1999)
OTIS MDWCA (Population served: 5000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2004), St Public Notif received (AUG-03-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2003)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-06-1997), St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-1997), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-22-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUL-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-05-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2000)
HAPPY VALLEY COOPERATIVE WATER WORKS (Population served: 615, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-21-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carlsbad that have no violations reported:

  • CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK (Population served: 2500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SITTING BULL FALLS AREA - LINCOLN - USFS (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.1%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 20.2% for other race residents, 8.4% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Carlsbad, NM

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

Carlsbad compared to New Mexico state average:

Carlsbad, New Mexico environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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

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

  • Innkeepers Of New Mexico, PO Box 1897, Carlsbad, NM 88220 , Phone: (505) 885-4874
  • Executive Suites & Hotel Carlsbad, 601 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220 , Phone: (505) 885-8500, Fax: (505) 887-6879
  • Best Western Stevens Inn, 1829 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220 , Phone: (505) 887-2851, Fax: (505) 887-6338
  • Carlsbad Travelodge South, 3817 National Park Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220 , Phone: (505) 887-8888, Fax: (505) 885-0126
  • Continental Inn, 3820 National Park Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220 , Phone: (505) 887-0341, Fax: (505) 885-1186
  • Rodeway Inn, 3804 National Park Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220 , Phone: (505) 887-5535, Fax: (505) 887-5535
  • Motel 6, 3824 National Park Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88220 , Phone: (505) 885-0011, Fax: (505) 887-7861
  • Ocotillo Inn, 3706 National Parks Hwy, Carlsbad, NM 88221 , Phone: (505) 887-2861, Fax: (505) 887-2861
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Carlsbad travel time to work - commute


Carlsbad mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Carlsbad city (based on Eddy County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.04%
Here74.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents44.5%31.5%6.2%5.6%3.6%
Congregations7.3%23.2%11.0%13.4%8.5%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.2%1.1%1.1%0.8%4.2%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%3.7%25.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Eddy County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Eddy County:

27.4%
New Mexico:

22.1%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 23$66,026$34,4480$0
Other Government Administration 13$40,842$37,7002$2,210
Judicial and Legal 7$20,513$35,1650$0
Police Protection - Officers 52$250,534$57,81614$5,785
Police - Other 16$56,225$42,1690$0
Firefighters 49$243,401$59,6080$0
Fire - Other 1$2,953$35,4360$0
Streets and Highways 34$131,806$46,5200$0
Airports 2$7,636$45,8160$0
Health 2$6,303$37,8180$0
Solid Waste Management 22$70,394$38,3970$0
Sewerage 12$42,774$42,7740$0
Parks and Recreation 17$52,901$37,3420$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$8,535$51,2100$0
Water Supply 25$95,198$45,6950$0
Transit 18$25,364$16,9090$0
Local Libraries 15$31,970$25,5760$0
Other and Unallocable 42$122,246$34,9270$0
Totals for Government 352$1,275,621$43,48716$7,995

Carlsbad government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,627,000 ($173.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,272,000 ($85.10)
    Water Utilities: $1,722,000 ($64.50)
    Sewerage: $1,071,000 ($40.12)
    Regular Highways: $343,000 ($12.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $206,000 ($7.72)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,217,000 ($232.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,944,000 ($147.73)
    Regular Highways: $3,468,000 ($129.90)
    Water Utilities: $3,321,000 ($124.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,890,000 ($108.25)
    Sewerage: $2,179,000 ($81.62)
    General - Other: $1,658,000 ($62.10)
    Financial Administration: $1,019,000 ($38.17)
    Central Staff Services: $865,000 ($32.40)
    Correctional Institutions: $286,000 ($10.71)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $246,000 ($9.21)
    Health - Other: $152,000 ($5.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($1.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($1.09)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $353,000 ($13.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $1,065,000 ($39.89)
    General - Other: $825,000 ($30.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000 ($8.24)
    Transit Utilities: $163,000 ($6.11)
    Air Transportation: $120,000 ($4.49)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($1.20)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $28,000 ($1.05)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,034,000 ($600.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $783,000 ($29.33)

Carlsbad government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,279,000 ($122.82)
    Sewerage: $2,898,000 ($108.55)
    All Other: $733,000 ($27.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $152,000 ($5.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($0.97)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($0.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,698,000 ($101.06)
    Highways: $108,000 ($4.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $468,000 ($17.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,486,000 ($55.66)
    Interest Earnings: $595,000 ($22.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $376,000 ($14.08)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,050,000 ($151.70)
    Transit Utilities: $44,000 ($1.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,192,000 ($306.85)
    All Other: $2,718,000 ($101.81)
    Highways: $832,000 ($31.16)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,260,000 ($271.94)
    Property: $1,638,000 ($61.36)
    Public Utilities Sales: $689,000 ($25.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $504,000 ($18.88)
    Other License: $191,000 ($7.15)

Carlsbad government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,329,000 ($911.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,230,000 ($870.14)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,099,000 ($78.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000 ($37.46)

Carlsbad government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,326,000 ($236.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,749,000 ($777.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,016,000 ($38.06)

6.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
New Mexico average:

7.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chaves County, NM  0.48% ($29,488 average AGI)
from Lea County, NM  0.34% ($40,105)
from Bernalillo County, NM  0.34% ($25,250)


5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
New Mexico average:

7.42%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chaves County, NM  0.61% ($32,485 average AGI)
to Dona Ana County, NM  0.41% ($31,309)
to Bernalillo County, NM  0.36% ($32,915)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Carlsbad fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 95 meters (312ft)
Total costs: $10,277,000
Total average daily traffic: 132,228
Total average daily truck traffic: 22,312

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 11
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Carlsbad, NM

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carlsbad)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carlsbad, NM)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 86 (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: 133 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carlsbad)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Carlsbad)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 240
  • Hazardous Condition: 80
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Carlsbad


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carlsbad, NM

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
Businesses in Carlsbad, NM
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike4
ColorTyme1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx5Sears1
GNC1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block2Super 81
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
KFC1The Athlete's Foot1
Kincaid1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1UPS4
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1
Browse common businesses in Carlsbad, NM

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  • Richard W. Chastain (2)
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  • Debra Edwards (1)
  • Keith Stone (1)
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  • Michael Hernandez (1)
  • Norman Scott Gregory (1)
  • Richard Aves (1)
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Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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