Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexCarlsbadNew MexicoNational
Income per capita$32,614$24,459$29,829
Median household income$69,786$45,674$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,217$55,941$70,586
Median income renter occupied$49,668$29,282$35,192
Median earnings male$53,138$31,150$36,919
Median earnings female$26,003$22,439$26,250
Unemployment rate1.9%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level14.7%20.9%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Carlsbad is 9% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Carlsbad is 26% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Carlsbad is 60% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Carlsbad is 3% lower than the national average

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      $46,519 $69,786 $139,572
      $30,446 $45,674 $91,348
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Carlsbad median earnings by income bracket

      Carlsbad employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.1%12.1%
      Manufacturing sector4.8%4.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.7%0.7%
      Wholesale & retail services10.5%10.5%
      Public administration6.0%6.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%8.1%
      Education, health & social services6.7%6.7%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Malaga, NM112$106,69692.9%
      La Huerta, NM1,489$100,51981.7%
      Loving, NM1,174$41,48825.0%
      Livingston Wheeler, NM444$0100.0%
      Happy Valley, NM780$0100.0%
      Carlsbad, NM29,278$69,78626.1%

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      Central, LA29,235$90,18363.0%
      Carlsbad, NM29,278$69,78626.1%
      Source: The Carlsbad, NM employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).