Carlsbad

It is also home to world-class family attractions that are sure to captivate visitors of all ages.

Welcome to Carlsbad

Discover the coastal gem of Carlsbad, California, where sun-kissed beaches, vibrant culture, and endless attractions await. Nestled along the breathtaking Pacific coastline in San Diego County, Carlsbad embodies the epitome of California living and offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and urban sophistication.
 
Immerse yourself in the stunning beaches that Carlsbad is renowned for. Miles of pristine golden sand beckon visitors to relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy the invigorating ocean breeze. From popular spots like Carlsbad State Beach and South Ponto Beach to hidden coves and tide pools, there's a beach for everyone's preference. Whether you're a surfer catching waves or a family building sandcastles, Carlsbad's coastline offers endless opportunities for fun and relaxation.
 
Beyond its captivating shores, Carlsbad boasts a rich cultural scene that's sure to delight art enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Explore the iconic Carlsbad Village, a charming downtown area filled with eclectic shops, art galleries, and local eateries. Discover the beauty of the Carlsbad Flower Fields, a blooming tapestry of vibrant colors that spans over 50 acres and offers a mesmerizing spectacle each spring. For those seeking a dose of history, don't miss the historic Leo Carrillo Ranch, a former working ranch that now serves as a cultural center with tours, gardens, and unique events.
 
Carlsbad is also home to world-class family attractions that are sure to captivate visitors of all ages. Dive into adventure at LEGOLAND California Resort, a whimsical theme park that combines imagination, creativity, and endless fun. With thrilling rides, captivating shows, and intricate LEGO creations, it's an experience that will leave a lasting impression. Discover the wonders of the ocean at the SEA LIFE Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with fascinating marine life from around the globe.
 
Nature lovers will find solace in Carlsbad's abundance of outdoor recreational activities. Take a hike along the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail, a scenic nature preserve that offers breathtaking views of the lagoon and its diverse wildlife. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the world-class golf courses that dot the landscape, offering challenging fairways and stunning vistas.
 
When it comes to culinary delights, Carlsbad's diverse dining scene is a food lover's paradise. From fresh seafood served with ocean views to farm-to-table cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients, the city offers a plethora of dining options to suit every palate. Craft breweries, wineries, and trendy cafes also abound, ensuring that there's always a delightful spot to savor a refreshing drink or enjoy a leisurely meal.
 
With its idyllic coastal setting, cultural charm, and an array of attractions, Carlsbad, California, is a destination that leaves a lasting impression. Whether you're seeking a sun-soaked beach getaway, an adventure-filled family vacation, or a taste of California's vibrant lifestyle, Carlsbad has it all. Come experience the magic of this coastal paradise and create memories that will last a lifetime.
 
 

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Overview for Carlsbad, CA

114,858 people live in Carlsbad, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $61,943. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

114,858

Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$61,943

Average individual Income

Around Carlsbad, CA

There's plenty to do around Carlsbad, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

21
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
19
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
23
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Food Made Fresh, Joni Emmenecker Fashion, and AK Martial Arts & Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.84 miles 33 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.36 miles 61 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.12 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.48 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad has 44,350 households, with an average household size of 2.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carlsbad do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 114,858 people call Carlsbad home. The population density is 3,040.73 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

114,858

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.5

Median Age

49.59 / 50.41%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
44,350

Total Households

2.58

Average Household Size

$61,943

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Carlsbad, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Carlsbad. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
La Costa Canyon High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
El Camino Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Mission Estancia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
La Costa Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Discovery Isle - Carlsbad
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Carlsbad Village Academy
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Leport School - Carlsbad Village
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Aspirations School Of Learning
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Carlsbad Seaside Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Poinsettia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Beautiful Saviour Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Patrick Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Carlsbad Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Aviara Oaks Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Calavera Hills Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
La Costa Meadows Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Pacific Ridge School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Redeemer By The Sea Lutheran Kindergarten&preschl
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Buena Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Jefferson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Calavera Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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