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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Carlsbad is a city in California with a population of 113,147. Carlsbad is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Carlsbad offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carlsbad there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Carlsbad and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Carlsbad are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$713,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,918
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Carlsbad Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    148.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    374.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,420.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Carlsbad

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,722
National
$55,322
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Carlsbad Reviews

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Carlsbad is a beautiful place to live. It is an area that you should own a car in though because the public transportation is not very reliable. You can find great people and terrible people to interact with, but it is not hard to make friends! It is very easy to find your niche. Great bars, fabulous beach, and fun to live in!
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I have lived in Carlsbad for two years and attended La Costa Canyon High School. Overall, I have always felt safe in the community and have had many opportunities for education, work and play. I especially love going to the beach and the movie theater on the weekends!
I really loved living in Carlsbad. It's such a beautiful, unique town with so much to do and see. The flower fields and beaches are to die for, the community is so relaxed and welcoming, and the food in the area is fantastic! It is such a nice community to grow up in.