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Living In Carlsbad, NM

A small city in New Mexico, Carlsbad has slightly less than 28,000 residents. At an average age of just over 37, the city's population skews younger than most cities in New Mexico. Only 32% of residents rent in Carlsbad, as the majority own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may play a role, as the average rent of $963/month is substantially higher than the state average of $875.

Averaging about 20 minutes, Carlsbad's commute time is faster than the state average of about 23 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, selected by 44% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.

Many Carlsbad residents work in one of three industries: retail, agriculture, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 20% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Carlsbad workers take home an average annual income of around $70K, more than the average New Mexico resident. Carlsbad, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Carlsbad has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (24%). In addition, 6% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.

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The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Carlsbad is $1,070

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