Living in Carson, CA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Carson SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
5

Carson, CA Crime Report

2,406
Total Crimes
2,590.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
0.84%
Above National Average

Carson, CA Cost Of Living

135
Carson's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average

Carson, California Info Snack

Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2010 census, Carson had a population of 91,714. Located 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown Los Angeles and approximately 14 miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport. Incorporated on February 20, 1968, Carson is the youngest municipality in the South Bay region of Metropolitan Los Angeles. The city is generally a working class city with some middle-class neighborhoods.
Population
92,517
Unemployment
7.6%
Poverty
10.3%
Median Home
$434,000
Median Income
$78,580
Median Rent
$1,464

Carson, CA Photos

Rankings for Carson in California

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Map Of Carson, CA

Population over time in Carson

Year Population % Change
2017 92,517 -0.4%
2016 92,927 0.2%
2015 92,780 0.1%
2014 92,691 0.2%
2013 92,475 0.5%
2012 91,994 0.1%
2011 91,937 0.5%
2010 91,508 0.2%
2009 91,299 -
Crime/100k Carson CA USA
Violent Crime 468.3 447.4 368.9
Murder 5.4 4.4 5.0
Robbery 141.0 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 306.8 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2121.8 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 371.4 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1271.3 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 479.0 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Carson

White
7.3% (6,714)
African American
23.2% (21,432)
American Indian
0.2% (196)
Asian
25.2% (23,279)
Hawaiian
2.5% (2,303)
Other
0.1% (124)
Two Or More
2.8% (2,594)
Hispanic
38.8% (35,875)
Race Carson CA USA
White 7.3% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 23.2% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 25.2% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 2.5% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.8% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 38.8% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Carson, California

Less than $10,000
3.4% (317,120)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.8% (351,992)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.8% (630,971)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.1% (564,495)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.9% (919,031)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.8% (1,642,994)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.7% (1,362,200)
$100,000 to $149,999
21.0% (1,946,311)
$150,000 to $199,999
8.8% (814,777)
$200,000 or more
7.6% (701,805)
Income Carson CA USA
Less than $10,000 3.4% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.8% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.8% 8.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.1% 7.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.9% 10.9% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.8% 15.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.7% 12.3% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 21.0% 16.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 8.8% 8.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 7.6% 11.0% 7.0%

Gender in Carson

Female
51.6% (47,772)
Male
48.4% (44,744)
Gender Carson CA USA
Female 51.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Carson for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
11.0% (10,176)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (8,326)
High School / GED
22.0% (20,353)
Some College
23.0% (21,278)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (8,326)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (17,578)
Master's Degree
6.0% (5,551)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (925)
Education Carson CA USA
< 9th Grade 11.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 22.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Carson

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

There are too many people here which makes traffic terrible. The area isn't generally safe, as there are gang members in many neighborhoods. I find that there is a lot of noise at any given point throughout the day, such as fireworks on a Tuesday night. It's really disturbing for those who want peace and quiet, if I have work the next morning.

What I like is the variety of different spanish and filipino foods and restaurants out here.

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