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Welcome to Carlsbad ...

The coastal city of Carlsbad is located in San Diego County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carlsbad has a population of 114,317 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Carlsbad, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 16, 1952.

Carlsbad is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Carlsbad lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Carlsbad: (760) & (442)<4>

The ZIP codes for Carlsbad: 92008-92009, 92013, 92018<5>

Websites for Carlsbad ...

Official Website:   www.ci.carlsbad.ca.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.carlsbad.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carlsbad had an population of 114,317 people. This is an increase of 8.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carlsbad had a population of 105,328 people. This makes Carlsbad the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Carlsbad represents 0.28% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 105,328 people, the population of Carlsbad increased 34.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 78,247 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carlsbad.

Adding Carlsbad to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carlsbad in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Carlsbad was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Carlsbad on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Carlsbad ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Carlsbad - they are located in New Mexico and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carlsbad.

Communities near Carlsbad ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carlsbad.

  • Escondido [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escondido
    • Escondido [San Diego County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Carlsbad
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 149,943 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escondido
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Escondido<7>
  • Vista [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
    • Vista [San Diego County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Carlsbad
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 100,636 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vista<7>
  • San Marcos [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Marcos
    • San Marcos [San Diego County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Carlsbad
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 97,477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Marcos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Marcos<7>
  • Encinitas [San Diego County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encinitas
    • Encinitas [San Diego County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Carlsbad
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,671 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encinitas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encinitas<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Solana Beach [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solana Beach
      • Solana Beach [San Diego County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Carlsbad
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solana Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solana Beach<7>
    • Del Mar [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Mar
      • Del Mar [San Diego County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Carlsbad
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Mar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Del Mar<7>
    • San Luis Rey [San Diego County]
    • Leucadia [San Diego County]
    • Lake San Marcos [San Diego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake San Marcos
      • Lake San Marcos [San Diego County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Carlsbad
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake San Marcos have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake San Marcos
    • Cardiff-by-the-Sea [San Diego County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carlsbad. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carlsbad.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carlsbad. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carlsbad.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlsbad. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Carlsbad.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carlsbad ...

Looking for more information about Carlsbad? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carlsbad, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carlsbad.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About San Diego County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carlsbad: www.ci.carlsbad.ca.us/

The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including San Diego, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carlsbad.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carlsbad - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carlsbad). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carlsbad or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Carlsbad includes: 92008, 92013 & 92018.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carlsbad) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carlsbad. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarlsbadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlsbad. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1592, Longitude: -117.3494    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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