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Population (year 2000): 25,625. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,300 (-1.3% change)
Males: 12,343 (48.2%), Females: 13,282 (51.8%)

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Median resident age: 37.7 years
Median household income: $30,658 (year 2000)
Median house value: $61,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Carlsbad:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.8%)
  • Hispanic (36.7%)
  • Other race (15.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.6%), English (9.8%), United States (8.7%), Irish (8.2%), French (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

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Elevation: 3111 feet

Land area: 28.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Carlsbad

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carlsbad city

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

4.0% Foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Odessa, (134.0 miles pop. 90,943).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paso, TX El (156.3 miles pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Antonio, TX San (443.4 miles pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: North, NM (2.8 miles Carlsbad NM (13.0 miles Loving, NM (32.2 miles Artesia, Arthur, NM (41.6 miles Lake Hope, NM (44.0 miles) , NM (48.9 miles Hagerman, NM (55.0 miles Dexter, NM Roswell, (70.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 64 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 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

Latitude: 32.41 N, Longitude: 104.24 W

Area code: 505


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (14.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +726 (+2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,652 (77.5%)


 

Crime in Carlsbad by Year

Type 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 3 1 1 2
    per 100,000 3.9 11.7 3.9 3.9 7.8
Rapes 20 11 10 4 18
    per 100,000 78.0 42.9 39.0 15.6 70.2
Robberies 30 20 28 10 19
    per 100,000 117.1 78.0 109.3 39.0 74.1
Assaults 100 100 110 140 59
    per 100,000 390.2 390.2 429.3 546.3 230.2
Burglaries 366 333 349 268 224
    per 100,000 1428.3 1299.5 1362.0 1045.9 874.1
Thefts 1,340 1,194 1,146 982 828
    per 100,000 5229.3 4659.5 4472.2 3832.2 3231.2
Auto thefts 62 67 83 60 41
    per 100,000 242.0 261.5 323.9 234.1 160.0
476.8 428.6 438.3 376.4 307.4


Average climate in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Carlsbad,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Carlsbad-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1992, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.1 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 2 tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center injured 21 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Carlsbad:
  • CARLSBAD MEDICAL CENTER (2340 W PIERCE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Carlsbad:
  • ARTESIA GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; ARTESIA, NM)
  • NOR LEA GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 65 miles; LOVINGTON, NM)
  • NOR LEA GENERAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 65 miles; LOVINGTON, NM)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Carlsbad:
  • CAVERN CITY AIR TRML (about 6 miles; CARLSBAD, NM; ID: CNM)
  • ROSWELL INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER (about 65 miles; ROSWELL, NM; ID: ROW)
  • LEA COUNTY RGNL (about 73 miles; HOBBS, NM; ID: HOB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Carlsbad:
  • ARTESIA MUNI (about 35 miles; ARTESIA, NM; ID: ATS)
  • LEA COUNTY-ZIP FRANKLIN MEMORIAL (about 69 miles; LOVINGTON, NM; ID: E06)
  • EUNICE (about 70 miles; EUNICE, NM; ID: E04)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 1 $3,263 $39,156 0 $0
Streets and Highways 31 $108,079 $41,837 0 $0
Transit 3 $7,260 $29,040 14 $15,571
Airports 2 $6,385 $38,310 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 28 $79,398 $34,027 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $40,873 $32,698 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 43 $114,486 $31,949 0 $0
Local Libraries 15 $42,188 $33,750 0 $0
Water Supply 25 $88,914 $42,678 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $4,917 $29,502 0 $0
Sewerage 17 $53,059 $37,453 0 $0
Firefighters 41 $237,753 $69,586 0 $0
Health 2 $8,092 $48,552 0 $0
Financial Administration 13 $33,230 $30,673 2 $3,031
Other Government Administration 14 $33,823 $28,991 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 8 $22,151 $33,226 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 51 $212,077 $49,900 13 $3,077
Police - Other 20 $53,754 $32,252 0 $0
Totals for Government 331 $1,149,701 $41,681 29 $21,679


Colleges/Universities in Carlsbad:
  • NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY-CARLSBAD (Full-time enrollment: 699; Location: 1500 UNIVERSITY DR; Public; Website: cavern.nmsu.edu/)
  • COLLEGE OF THE SOUTHWEST-CARLSBAD (FT enrollment: 122; Location: 500 W CHURCH; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.CSW.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • EDDY COUNTY BEAUTY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 53; Location: 1115 W MERMOD ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carlsbad:
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 129 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 136 miles; PORTALES, NM; FT enrollment: 2,955)
  • SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 147 miles; ALPINE, TX; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 151 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 3,851)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 152 miles; MIDLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 2,800)
  • EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 155 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 11,127)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (about 163 miles; EL PASO, TX; FT enrollment: 12,071)
Public high school in Carlsbad:
  • CARLSBAD HIGH (Students: 1,828; Location: 3000 WEST CHURCH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Carlsbad:
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 117; Location: 2107 WEST CHURCH STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Carlsbad:
  • P.R. LEYVA MIDDLE (Students: 780; Location: 800 WEST CHURCH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ALTA VISTA MIDDLE (Students: 625; Location: 301 S. ALTA VISTA STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ECE CENTER (Students: 539; Location: 1801 W. LEA; Grades: PK - 01)
  • SUNSET ELEM (Students: 349; Location: 923 NORTH WALTER STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • MONTERREY ELEM (Students: 303; Location: 1101 NORTH NINTH STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • JOE STANLEY SMITH EL (Students: 255; Location: 505 S. ALTA VISTA ST.; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • RIVERSIDE ELEM (Students: 243; Location: 1600 JOHNSON STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • HILLCREST ELEM (Students: 235; Location: 215 NORTH SIXTH STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • PUCKETT ELEM (Students: 207; Location: 2212 PRIMROSE STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • JEFFERSON MONESSORI (Students: 193; Location: 1518 ORCHARD LANE; Grades: KG - 10)
Private primary/middle school in Carlsbad:
  • ST EDWARDS SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 805 WALTER STREET; Grades: KG - 5)
Library in Carlsbad:
  • CARLSBAD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $539,467; Location: 101 S. HALAGUENO; 62,489 books; 1,043 audio materials; 1,218 video materials; 215 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Carlsbad: Laguna Plata Archaeological District (A), Phoenix Adobe (B), Popes Wells Site (C), Carlsbad Weather Station (D), Eddy County Courthouse Historic Site (E), Eddy National Bank Historic Site (F), Eddy and Bissell Livestock Company Headquarters Historic Site (G), Carlsbad Municipal Fine Arts Center and Museum (H), Carlsbad Public Library (I), Guadalupe Medical Center Library (J), New Mexico State University at Carlsbad Library (K), North Mesa Medical and Dental Group Library (L), J J Hagerman House Historic Site (M). their locations on the map

Churches in Carlsbad include: Ranch Acres Baptist Church (A), Hillview Baptist Church (B), Omega Christian Fellowship Church (C), Calvary Assembly of God Church (D), Primera Iglesia Bautista (E), Church of Christ (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), Potters House Full Gospel (H). their locations on the map

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

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

Post office: (A). its location on the map  


Carlsbad compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

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)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KSVP (990 AM; 1 kW; ARTESIA, NM)
  • KBIM (910 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KYKK (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; HUMBLE CITY, NM; Owner: NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCRX (1430 AM; 5 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: ROSENDO CASAREZ, JR.)
  • KHOB (1390 AM; 5 kW; HOBBS, NM; Owner: AMERICAN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC.)

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)

TV broadcast stations around Carlsbad:
  • KTEL-TV (Channel 25; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • K47FX (Channel 47; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KCGD-LP (Channel 63; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K49ES (Channel 49; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)
  • KOCT (Channel 6; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KOAT HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K45GJ (Channel 45; CARLSBAD, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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