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Carlsbad, New Mexico
Welcome to Carlsbad ...
The city of Carlsbad is located in southeast New Mexico.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Carlsbad has a population of 28,774 people<1> (see below for details).
The community of Carlsbad was established in 1888 and was incorporated in 1899.
Carlsbad was originally named Eddy.
The city of Carlsbad is 3,120 feet [951 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Carlsbad is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Carlsbad lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Carlsbad is located in the (575) area code.
The ZIP codes for Carlsbad: 88220-88221<3>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Carlsbad had a population of 26,138 people (or 48.56% of the total population of Eddy County). This makes Carlsbad the county's most populous community.
The population of Carlsbad represents 1.27% of the total population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 26,138 people, the population of Carlsbad increased 2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 25,625 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Carlsbad had an population of 28,774 people. This is an increase of 10.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.29% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Carlsbad.
Communities near Carlsbad ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Carlsbad and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Carlsbad.
Communities Also Named Carlsbad ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Carlsbad - they are located in California and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carlsbad.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Carlsbad:
Websites for Carlsbad ...
Official Website: www.cityofcarlsbadnm.com/
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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Carlsbad: www.cityofcarlsbadnm.com/
The official website for Eddy County: www.caverns.net/ecourt/
The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/
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This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2019