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Carlsbad is a city in Eddy County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from German word for "bath."

The latitude of Carlsbad is 32.420N. The longitude is -104.228W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,100 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,303.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$30,658
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carlsbad demographic reports
Carlsbad is on the Pecos River.
Former and merged names include:
· Eddy
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 155. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1973 movie, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"
Local festivals include:
  • September Fiesta - Sept. 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Carlsbad web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Living Desert State Park, Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad River Walk
Historic sites and museums: Carlsbad Museum & Art Center
Colleges and universities: New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Carlsbad demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Eddy County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 88220 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Carlsbad residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carlsbad ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carlsbad was $16,496, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Carlsbad residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Carlsbad festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Government
Guides to Carlsbad
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History

Historic districts in Carlsbad include Rattlesnake Springs Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Carlsbad, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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Libraries

Libraries in Carlsbad include Carlsbad Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Carlsbad include Carlsbad Current-Argus

TV stations in Carlsbad include KOCT, KTEL.

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Politics

Eddy County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carlsbad political report.

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Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Carlsbad workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carlsbad between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Carlsbad include Best Western Stevens Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn Carlsbad, Holiday Inn, Motel 6, Quality Inn Carlsbad, Super 8.

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