Carlsbad, California 

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Population

115,599

+13.4% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$87,416

Median Home Price

$1,142,400

Median Age

42.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.7 / 8.3

summer / winter

San Diego Gifts

Best Places to Live in Carlsbad, California

Large coastal city complex - Southern California coast, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of Mexican border. September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Carlsbad, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: California
County: San Diego County
Metro Area: San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area
City: Carlsbad
Zip Codes: 92009 92008 92011 92010
Cost of Living: 91.7% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level
Carlsbad, CA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Year-round climate
Recreation
Attractive suburbs
Cons
Air quality
Rapid cost increases
Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area

San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Carlsbad is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carlsbad jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Carlsbad's cost of living is 91.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Carlsbad's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, August and July are the most pleasant months in Carlsbad, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, San Diego county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.2% to 37.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Carlsbad's population is 115,599 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 13.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Carlsbad is Real Estate: $1,142,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.6%.

SCHOOLS
Carlsbad public schools spend $12,542 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 27.8 students per teacher in Carlsbad. More Education



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Housing Market in Carlsbad

It's a good time to buy in Carlsbad. Home Appreciation is up 24.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Carlsbad is $1,142,400.
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Reviews for Carlsbad   37 Reviews
Brutal winters - 12/1/2021
Carlson has the worst winters. It averages about 10 meters of snow per week. Every shop is... Read More

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Too rude for me, but Climate is nice. - 3/17/2021
Ok, I get it, the climate is mild and tolerable but even that is over-rated when you consider how many cloudy days there are in this town. The sun coming out at 3 and... Read More

We're Never Leaving - 5/16/2020
We have lived here for 13 years and raised 3 kids in a great family-friendly area. Great weather, no crime, beautiful beaches, and lagoon, not densely populated. Along... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
92009 92008 92011 92010

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