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Carlsbad is a city in San Diego County, in the San Diego-Carlsbad metro area.

The community was named for a Bohemian spa.

The latitude of Carlsbad is 33.158N. The longitude is -117.349W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 87,372.


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Median household income
Local
$65,145
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 Pacific coast.
Former and merged names include:
· Frazier's Station
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 266. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Gary Hardwick, Guinness World Record holder for "Fastest Skateboarder"
· Shaun White, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (snowboarding - halfpipe)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Carlsbad Beach State Park, South Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad attractions: Legoland, Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch
Historic sites and museums: Museum of Making Music, Children's Discovery Museum of North County
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 89

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15% of Carlsbad residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carlsbad ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carlsbad was $34,863, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Carlsbad residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Carlsbad, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $932.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,869.


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Libraries in Carlsbad include Centro De Informacion, Dove Library, Georgina Cole Library ... View libraries

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

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Carlsbad restaurants taking online reservations include BlueFire Grill at La Costa Resort, Fresco Trattoria & Bar - Downtown Carlsbad, West Steak and Seafood ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Carlsbad workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 28 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 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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