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Welcome to Carlsbad ...

The city of Carlsbad is located in southeast New Mexico.

Carlsbad is located in Eddy County and is the County Seat for Eddy County.

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

The area code for Carlsbad: (575)

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 (which is 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 (that had 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 ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Artesia   [Map]   11,921   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Black River Village   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hagerman   [Map]   1,232   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hope   [Map]   105   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lake Arthur   [Map]   433   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loco Hills   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carlsbad. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlsbad. Our list includes 32 papers, published between 1889 and the present.

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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Communities in New Mexico

About Eddy County

About New Mexico

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/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carlsbad.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carlsbad - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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: 88220 & 88221.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Carlsbad. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Carlsbad

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlsbad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4215, Longitude: -104.2289     [Map].

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