Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad: Town in Eddy County, New Mexico, USA


Carlsbad is a town located in the county of Eddy in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Its population at the 2010 census was 26,138 and a population density of 345 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 29,664 inhabitants.

The town was created 136 years ago in 1887.

Carlsbad locator map
Location of Carlsbad on New Mexico map.

Quick Facts about Carlsbad

Population : 29,664 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Mexico (United States)
County : Eddy County
Postal code : 88220–88221
Phone Area Codes : 575
Area : 75.76 km2
Named for : Karlovy Vary
Altitude : 3,294 feet / 1004 meters
Capital city : Carlsbad is capital of Eddy County
Establishment : January 01, 1888 (136 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 13:52:26 (22nd July 2024)
Density : 392 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 11.89% (2010-2020)
Carlsbad NM Infobox image
Carlsbad NM Infobox
Carlsbad NM Infobox image


Carlsbad is located at 32°25'14"N 104°13'44"W (32.4206700, -104.2288400).

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The population of Carlsbad increased by 11.89% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 26,138 - census
2011 26,339 0.76% estimation process
2012 26,761 1.58% estimation process
2013 27,728 3.49% estimation process
2014 28,187 1.63% estimation process
2015 28,949 2.63% estimation process
2016 28,875 -0.26% estimation process
2017 28,862 -0.05% estimation process
2018 29,254 1.34% estimation process
2019 29,810 1.87% estimation process
2020 29,664 -0.49% estimation process

Carlsbad zip code is 88220. County name: Eddy, County fips: 35015

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People born in Carlsbad (25)

People born in Carlsbad, including astronaut F. Drew Gaffney, actor Bruce Cabot, author and musician Barry Sadler, .


  • Donald Davis (American economist) he was born in 14/09/1956
  • Georgia Lee Lusk (American politician (1893-1971)) she was born in 12/05/1893
  • Rick Mewborn (Olympic ski jumper) he was born in 28/03/1965
  • Joseph Hardy (film director) he was born in 08/03/1929
  • Sandra Adair (American film editor) she was born in 01/01/1952
  • Andru Bemis (musician) he was born in 12/04/1978
  • Jimmy Freeman (American baseball player) he was born in 29/06/1951
  • Jimmy Wilson (American politician (1931-1986)) he was born in 31/01/1931
  • Ray Vukcevich (American writer) he was born in 11/09/1946
  • Sam Etcheverry (American-born player of Canadian football and American football (1930-2009)) he was born in 20/05/1930
  • Terry Calvani (American lawyer and government official) he was born in 29/01/1947
  • William Flores (United States Coast Guard hero) he was born in 06/11/1961
  • Linda Wertheimer (American radio journalist) she was born in 19/03/1943
  • Mark Jackson (American gridiron football player) he was born in 12/06/1954
  • Bob Kelly (American professional football player (1940-2014)) he was born in 01/01/1938
  • Jerry Oster he was born in 22/01/1943
  • John Collins (Co-founder of the Ironman triathlon) he was born in 01/01/1938
  • Carmen Diana Deere (Professor Emerita of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics, University of Colorado) she was born in 01/08/1945

Schools in Carlsbad

College & universities near Carlsbad, NM

Code Name City ZIP
188003 New Mexico State University-Carlsbad Carlsbad (NM) 88220

Post offices near Carlsbad

Post Office Name City ZIP
Carlsbad 2 Post Office Carlsbad (NM) 88220

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Carlsbad , California The most populous city in San Diego County, California. It is located on the Pacific Ocean in southern California. Carlsbad is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as Legoland California and the Carlsbad State Beach. with a population of 115,599 people.

Other cities in Eddy County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Eddy County , NM.

City Name Population Title
Artesia 12,214 City in New Mexico, USA
Loving 1,372 Human settlement in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States of America
Hope 104 Village in New Mexico, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Carlsbad distances to largest New Mexico cities