La Huerta, formerly known as Carlsbad North, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,245 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,245 people, 484 households, and 377 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 851.1 people per square mile (329.2/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 359.6 per square mile (139.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.61% White, 0.32% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 4.58% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.54% of the population.