Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a lovely seaside resort city occupying a 7-mile stretch of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County.

Welcome to Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a lovely seaside resort city occupying a 7-mile stretch of Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County. The city of Carlsbad is located 87 miles south of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. Referred to as “The Village by the Sea” by locals, the quaint seaside downtown area is full of great shops to explore and many wonderful restaurants. Other attractions in Carlsbad, aside from walking or riding your bicycle near the gorgeous clean sandy beaches, are the nearby Legoland California Resort, a popular and fun family amusement park, admire the breath-taking Carlsbad flower fields or handpick the very best strawberries from the Carlsbad strawberry fields.
 
For residents, Carlsbad has many top-rated public and private schools in the area. There are fantastic stores to roam at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, an open outdoor shopping experience you’ll be sure to visit often, many well-respected, beautiful golf courses, and many top golf manufacturing companies call Carlsbad their home headquarters. There is the McClellan-Palomar Airport for private and commercial affairs. Also, Carlsbad is home to the nation’s largest water desalination plant, the Carlsbad Desalination Plant at the Encina Power Plant.
 
Living in Carlsbad is easy and convenient because Carlsbad is home to many notable corporate headquarters and also top employers such as ViaSat, Life Technologies Corporation, and the City of Carlsbad. For recreation and relaxation, you can visit one of Carlsbad’s three open space lagoon areas, one of the three public libraries, a State beach campground on the beach-side cliffs, and even visit two great local museums–The Museum of Making Music and the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum.
 

What We Love About Carlsbad

  • A destination city for residents and tourists alike.
  • Home to North County attractions like parks, resorts, and flower fields.
  • Great for recreation and relaxation.

Overview for Carlsbad, CA

114,858 people live in Carlsbad, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $61,943. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

114,858

Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$61,943

Average individual Income

Around Carlsbad, CA

There's plenty to do around Carlsbad, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

21
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
19
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
23
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sunset Bay Candy, Happy Ebikes Corporate, and Dimensional Fitness Concepts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.08 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.12 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.15 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.94 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.48 miles 74 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.94 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad has 44,350 households, with an average household size of 2.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carlsbad do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 114,858 people call Carlsbad home. The population density is 3,040.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

114,858

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.5

Median Age

49.59 / 50.41%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
44,350

Total Households

2.58

Average Household Size

$61,943

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Carlsbad, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Carlsbad. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
La Costa Canyon High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
El Camino Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Mission Estancia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
La Costa Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Discovery Isle - Carlsbad
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Carlsbad Village Academy
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Leport School - Carlsbad Village
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Aspirations School Of Learning
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Carlsbad Seaside Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Poinsettia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Beautiful Saviour Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Patrick Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Carlsbad Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Aviara Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Calavera Hills Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
La Costa Meadows Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Pacific Ridge School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Redeemer By The Sea Lutheran Kindergarten&preschl
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Buena Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Jefferson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Calavera Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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