Income/capita 65%
Household income 76%
Unemployment 17%
Income per capita$49,349$31,458$29,829
Median household income$97,145$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$118,352$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$70,353$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$65,819$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$37,009$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.9%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Carlsbad is 65% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Carlsbad is 76% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Carlsbad is 17% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Carlsbad is 48% lower than the national average

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      Carlsbad employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.1%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector16.3%1.2%
      Financial & insurance services5.5%5.7%
      Wholesale & retail services14.7%10.6%
      Public administration4.2%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.4%1.9%
      Education, health & social services9.3%28.5%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,864$134,250143%
      Del Mar, CA4,312$108,55696%
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,763$106,21592%
      Encinitas, CA62,160$100,69882%
      Solana Beach, CA13,312$100,35281%
      Carlsbad, CA112,008$97,14576%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Elgin, IL111,919$60,3759%
      Westminster, CO111,770$69,80526%
      Clearwater, FL111,747$44,56919%
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,279$41,73425%
      Costa Mesa, CA112,439$70,43827%
      Carlsbad, CA112,008$97,14576%
      Source: The Carlsbad, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).