Carlsbad’s population grew according to Census

U.S. Census data focused on trading centers and land use areas indicated the City of Carlsbad’s population was 40,665, according to the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD).

In a news release, CDOD Marketing and Business Development Director Jeff Campbell said raw data obtained from the U.S. Census found the Census County Division (CCD) indicated Carlsbad had a higher population count than first indicated in August, when data showed Carlsbad’s population grew from 27,000 in 2010 to 32,238 in 2020.

Campbell said states can have one of two county subdivisions, CCDs and Minor Civil Divisions (MCDs). He said states cannot have both designations and New Mexico has CCDs.

Chair of the Carlsbad 40 Under 40 Committee Jeff Campbell addresses the crowd during the organization's annual banquet, April 26, 2018 at the Pecos River Village Conference Center.

“Basically, CCDs are the statistical entities established cooperatively by the Census Bureau and officials of state and local governments in the 21 states where MCDs either do not exist or are unsatisfactory for the collection, presentation, and analysis of census statistics,” Campbell stated in the release.

“They are designed to represent community areas focused on trading centers or, in some instances, major land use areas. They have visible, permanent, and easily described boundaries.”

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Campbell said CDOD looked up the data provided by the U.S. Census in the CCD areas because it encompasses more of the population that just the census tracts.