Census: Carlsbad growing the fastest in NM

Census Carlsbad growing the fastest in NM

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – Oil booms aren’t just growing money, they’re also increasing town sizes.

According to the Census Bureau, Carlsbad and other oil patch communities in southeastern New Mexico are among the fastest growing towns in the state.

Oil and gas production is helping draw in more people to smaller communities.

Carlsbad population grew to 3.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, followed by Hobbs, with a 3.1 growth.

However, Albuquerque the states largest city showed little growth increasing by three-tenths of a percent from 2012 to 2013.

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