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Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
113,670
Carlsbad Population7
$
84,568
Median Income6
5.1
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Carlsbad's 10 to 14 year old population grew by 25% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 1%

Age

42.4
Median Age7
14.0
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Carlsbad residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 3.0% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 22.0%

Race

37.5
%
California Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Carlsbad is almost never hot or cold and there is little rain and no snow. The city sees an average temperature of 70°F in July and 10 inches of rain per year

Weather

11
%
Chance of Rain11
69
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Carlsbad increased by 54% since 2010 which is 11% higher than the national average and 20% lower than the state average

Rent

$
3,190
Monthly Average12
27
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Carlsbad is a low tax location with income tax 36% lower than the national average and property tax 32% lower than the national average, but sales tax 13% higher than the national average.

Other

0.76
%
Property Tax21
7.75
%
Sales Tax19
0.65
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Carlsbad has a high employment rate of 95% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Legoland California and Cocos Bakery Restaurant

Income

6.9
%
<$25,0006
41.6
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Carlsbad is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor27 Matt Hall
Republican
House of Representative27 Mike Levin
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Scripps Green Hospital, is 17.7 miles from the center of Carlsbad, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA San Diego Healthcare System, is 19.5 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Scripps La Jolla Hospitals, is 20.3 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes
 

Safety

In California, 16.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 27.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks29
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#29 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche30
#21 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche31
#17 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche32
 

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