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Overview

Introduction to Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad, New Mexico is 116 miles W of Odessa, Texas and 140 miles E of El Passo, Texas. It is in Eddy County.

Carlsbad History

The community was originally named Eddy in 1888. In 1893, the area was organized as a municipal corporation. The town was renamed after Bohemia’s famous spa "Carlsbad." Carlsbad was proclaimed a city in 1918.

Carlsbad and nearby Attractions

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Carlsbad Museum and Art Center
  • Brantley Lake State Park
  • Living Desert State Park
  • J J Hagerman House Historic Site
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Things To Do In Carlsbad

The J J Hagerman House Historic Site, the Eddy and Bissell Livestock Company Headquarters Historic Site, the Eddy National Bank Historic Site and the Popes Wells Site are all in the area as well.

Carlsbad Transportation

Cavern City Airport is the closest airport.

Carlsbad Higher Education

Higher education is offered by the College of the Southwest-Carlsbad, New Mexico State University-Carlsbad, Odessa College, Sul Ross State University, Midland College and The University of Texas at El Paso.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,079
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+12,837
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$37,241
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,635
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,756

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,914
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.8%
Median Gross Rent$820
Median House Value$125,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)56.6%
German8%
Irish6.1%
English4%
Italian1.3%
Scottish1%
Polish1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.3%
Welsh0.2%
African0.2%
Canadian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Carlsbad Almanac

CategoryValue
County Eddy County
Standard Zip Codes88220
P.O. Box Zip Codes88221
Phone Area Codes575, 505
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude32.4
Approximate Longitude-104.23

Carlsbad Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCARLSBAD
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 58 F
Apr Temp46 to 79 F
Jul Temp68 to 96 F
Oct Temp47 to 79 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationWASTE ISOLTN PILOT PLT
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 59 F
Apr Temp47 to 80 F
Jul Temp68 to 97 F
Oct Temp49 to 80 F
Annual Precip12.5 inches
StationRED BLUFF DAM
Distance39.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 62 F
Apr Temp48 to 84 F
Jul Temp69 to 98 F
Oct Temp50 to 82 F
Annual Precip12.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Loving1,426$33,846

Carlsbad Public Libraries

Carlsbad Public Library
101 S. HALAGUENO
Carlsbad, New Mexico
(575) 885-6776

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Carlsbad Hospitals

Carlsbad Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2430 West Pierce Street
(575) 887-4100

Carlsbad Public Schools

Riverside Elementary
1600 Johnson St
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Pate Elementary
120 Kircher St
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Hillcrest Elementary
215 North Sixth St
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Monterrey Elementary
1101 North 9th St
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Sunset Elementary
923 North Walter St
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Joe Stanley Smith Elementary
505 South Alta Vista
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Carlsbad Early College High
1500 University Dr
ZIP: 88220
(555) 555-5555
High
Total Enrollment 61
Carlsbad High
3000 West Church
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
High
Total Enrollment 1684
Craft Elementary
406 West Lea
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Carlsbad Intermediate School
800 West Church
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1014
Dr. Emmitt Smith
2415 Carver St
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 114
Carlsbad Sixth Grade Academy
301 South Alta Vista
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 493
Jefferson Montessori
101 South Canal St
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Other
Total Enrollment 188
Ece Center
1801 West Lea
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Puckett Elementary
2212 Primrose St
ZIP: 88220
(505) 234-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 271

Carlsbad Private Schools

St Edward School
805 Walter St
ZIP: 88220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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