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Carlsbad has the 189th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 7.6% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Carlsbad is part of the San Diego metro area. Unemployment in the San Diego area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. San Diego has the 17th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Carlsbad is above average at $54,210, and the median cost of a home in Carlsbad is $626,000, which is above the national average. 53% of workers in Carlsbad hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Carlsbad. 76% of Carlsbad workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Carlsbad spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.