Carson, California

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Population in 2013: 92,599 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 44,891  (48.5%)
Females: 47,708  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
California median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 90220, 90248, 90744, 90745, 90746, 90747, 90810.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,752 (it was $52,284 in 2000)
Carson:

$68,752
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,343 (it was $17,107 in 2000)

Carson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $324,000 (it was $176,100 in 2000)
Carson:

$324,000
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $453,292; Detached houses: $508,785; Townhouses or other attached units: $382,033; In 2-unit structures: $419,010; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $377,744; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $357,382; Mobile homes: $110,211

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,183.

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  • Hispanic - 41,248 (44.4%)
  • Asian alone - 21,396 (23.0%)
  • Black alone - 14,339 (15.4%)
  • Two or more races - 6,656 (7.2%)
  • White alone - 6,263 (6.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2,428 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 587 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 75 (0.08%)

Races in Carson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carson: 127.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (6.0%), German (2.3%), United States (1.7%), English (1.7%), French (1.3%), Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 37 feet

Land area: 18.8 square miles.

Population density: 4,914 people per square mile   (average).

Carson,CA real estate house value index trend

Carson, California map

For population 25 years and over in Carson:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carson city:

  • Never married: 39.2%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

32,362 residents are foreign born (15.6% Asia).

This city:  34.8%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Carson, California as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Carson to the number of sex offenders is 989 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,455 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,332 (0.5%)

Carson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Long Beach, CA (6.3 miles , pop. 461,522).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (18.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: West Carson, CA (1.5 miles ), West Compton, CA (1.9 miles ), West Rancho Dominguez, CA (2.0 miles ), Compton, CA (2.1 miles ), Lomita, CA (2.1 miles ), Gardena, CA (2.2 miles ), Torrance, CA (2.2 miles ), East Rancho Dominguez, CA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2000: 158 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2001: 139 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2002: 154 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2003: 69 buildings, average cost: $122,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 33.84 N, Longitude: 118.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,797 (+17.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,123 (15.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 310

Carson household income distribution Carson home values distribution

Property values in Carson, CA


Crime rates in Carson by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 178131287151685657
per 100,000 18.78.814.012.88.47.415.817.08.65.46.55.47.5
Rapes 22132115241916101914121314
per 100,000 24.214.222.616.025.320.116.910.620.415.113.014.015.0
Robberies 179187209207192221268220215164130106142
per 100,000 196.6204.6224.7220.4202.5234.2282.7233.2230.8177.0140.7114.2152.3
Assaults 616457502497398399439438323317351320357
per 100,000 676.6500.0539.6529.3419.7422.9463.1464.2346.7342.2379.8344.9382.9
Burglaries 552551606509598543619429445475441573601
per 100,000 606.3602.9651.4542.0630.6575.5652.9454.6477.6512.8477.2617.5644.6
Thefts 1,3851,4751,3921,4531,4221,2701,5021,5931,4331,3891,4211,3601,558
per 100,000 1521.31613.81496.31547.31499.61346.01584.41688.21538.01499.41537.71465.61671.1
Auto thefts 627748703723638589702583650467464559550
per 100,000 688.7818.4755.7769.9672.8624.2740.5617.9697.6504.1502.1602.4589.9
Arson 3758304731233737262712912
per 100,000 40.663.532.250.132.724.439.039.227.929.113.09.712.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 415.5367.9393.0377.3344.8334.8396.7359.2327.6284.8280.8279.4313.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Carson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,515 (+6.5%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Work and jobs in Carson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Carson, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Carson-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 702% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Carson center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 114.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 174.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from Carson center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Los Angeles County (51) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 34, Floods: 14, Storms: 9, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carson topographic map

Birthplace of: Kia Stevens - Professional wrestler, Bob Whitfield - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Oct 18, 1971), Brian Wethers - Basketball player, Eric Johnson - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Apr 30, 1976), Kevin Burnett - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Dec 24, 1982), Rico Ramos - Boxer, Stanley Wilson - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Nov 5, 1982), Dashon Goldson - Football player, Horacio Ramírez - Baseball player, Jamelle Holieway - Football player.

Main business address for: LEINER HEALTH PRODUCTS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Carson:

  • K AND S GROUP HOME # 2 (22008 RASHDALL AVE)
  • K AND S GROUP HOME III, INC (1700 E 220TH STREET)
  • LIN-ROS BEST HOME CARE #2 (254 E 228TH STREET)
  • MVM HOME (607 EAST 228TH STREET)
  • ROBILYN'S GUEST HOME (22237 CATSKILL AVENUE)
  • CARSON ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY CENTER, LLC (1309 E. CARSON STREET)
  • CARSON-AVALON DIALYSIS CENTER (930 EAST DOMINGUEZ STREET, SUITE A)
  • FMC-CARSON (20710 S. LEAPWOOD AVENUE, SUITE F)
  • CHARITY HOME HEALTH SERVICES (500 CARSON PLZ DR STE 228)
  • VANTAGE HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INC (20620 S LEAPWOOD AVENUE, SUITE N)

Airports and heliports located in Carson:

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Amtrak stations near Carson:

  • 7 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: SAN PEDRO (CATALINA TERMINAL, BERTH 95) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: LOS ANGELES (800 N. ALAMEDA ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Carson:

  • California State University-Dominguez Hills (Full-time enrollment: 9,862; Location: 1000 E Victoria St; Public; Website: www.csudh.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • RWM Fiber Optics (FT enrollment: 92; Location: 16627 South Avalon Blvd Suite A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rwmfiber.com)
  • InterCoast Colleges-Carson (FT enrollment: 86; Location: One Civic Plaza-Ste 110; Private, for-profit; Website: www.intercoast.edu/locations/carson)
  • California Healing Arts College (FT enrollment: 27; Location: 500 East Carson Plaza Drive, Suite 103; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chac.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Carson:

  • El Camino College-Compton Center (about 4 miles; Compton, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,506)
  • Los Angeles Harbor College (about 5 miles; Wilmington, CA; FT enrollment: 5,285)
  • Wyotech-Long Beach (about 5 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 2,453)
  • El Camino Community College District (about 5 miles; Torrance, CA; FT enrollment: 13,952)
  • Los Angeles Southwest College (about 7 miles; Los Angeles, CA; FT enrollment: 3,247)
  • Long Beach City College (about 8 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 15,602)
  • California State University-Long Beach (about 10 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 28,287)

Public high schools in Carson:

Private high school in Carson:

  • CARSON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 21828 AVALON BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Carson:

Private elementary/middle schools in Carson:

  • ST PHILOMENA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 245; Location: 21832 MAIN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CARSON MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 90; Location: 812 E CARSON ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • FIRST LUTHERAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 39; Location: 19707 S CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • JUDSON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 451 E 223RD ST; Grades: PK - KG)
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Notable locations in Carson: Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (A), Victoria Golf Course (B), Dominguez Golf Course (C), Victoria Park Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library (D), Carson City Hall (E), Carson Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library (F), Americare Ambulance Service Station 2 (G), British Petroleum Refinery Fire Department (H), Carson Sheriffs Station (I), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 127 (J), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 116 (K), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 36 (L), Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 10 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: South Bay Pavilion at Carson Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Carson: LEINER HEALTH PRODUCTS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Carson include: Dominguez United Methodist Church (A), South Bay Abundant Life Church (B), Carson Christian Church (C), Carson Hope Chapel Foursquare Church (D), Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church (E), Judson Baptist Church (F), Keystone Assembly of God Church (G), Pentecostal Church of God (H), Rock of Salvation Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lincoln Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Carson include: Carson Park (1), Scott Park (2), Victoria Park (3), Malloy Park (4), Vernon Hemingway Memorial Park (5), Calas Park (6), Carriage Crest Park (7), Del Amo Park (8), Stevenson Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Arbor Hall (345 East Carson Street).

Court: Barnes Small Claims Services (104 West 224th Place).

Los Angeles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 147. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

147
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.389. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.389
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0790. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0790
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 27.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00455. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00455
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.1%
Average household size:
This city:  3.6 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  81.5%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Carson in 2010:

  • 571 people in college/university student housing
  • 227 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 202 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 148 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 54 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 11 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Carson in 2000:

  • 451 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 315 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 236 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 32 people in other group homes
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Carson, California environmental map by EPA

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Carson compared to California state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Banks with branches in Carson (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Carson Branch at 104 E. Sepulveda Blvd, branch established on 2003/02/03; Carson Branch at 20710 Avalon Boulevard, branch established on 2006/10/30. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Carson Branch at 180 East Carson Street, branch established on 1960/07/22; South Bay Pavilion Branch at 870 East Del Amo Boulevard, branch established on 1971/05/28. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Carson Branch at 18005 South Avalon Boulevard, branch established on 1981/12/14; Carson Town Center at 506 West Torrance Boulevard, branch established on 1997/09/09. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Carson Albertsons Branch at 200 E. Sepulveda Blvd, branch established on 2002/04/05. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • East West Bank: Carson St Branch at 510 West Carson Street, branch established on 1999/02/22. Info updated 2010/06/14: Bank assets: $21,962.4 mil, Deposits: $17,501.8 mil, headquarters in Pasadena, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 131 total offices, Holding Company: East West Bancorp, Inc.
  • Merchants Bank of California, National Association: Merchants Bank Of California, National Association at One Civic Plaza, Suite 100, branch established on 1989/03/31. Info updated 2010/05/25: Bank assets: $86.1 mil, Deposits: $65.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Carson, California:

  • Econo Lodge, 1325 E Carson St, Carson, CA 90745 , Phone: (310) 830-8044, Fax: (310) 518-5575
  • Carson Hilton Inn, 923 E Carson St # 2, Carson, CA 90745 , Phone: (310) 830-9200, Fax: (310) 518-2969
  • Hampton Inn, 767 E Albertoni St, Carson, CA 90746 , Phone: (310) 768-8833, Fax: (310) 768-2022
  • Ramada Inn South Bay, 850 E Dominguez St, Carson, CA 90746 , Phone: (310) 538-5500, Fax: (310) 715-2957
  • Clarion Hotel South Bay, 888 E Dominguez St, Carson, CA 90746 , Phone: (310) 715-6688, Fax: (310) 856-0755
  • Extended Stay America, 401 E Albertoni St, Carson, CA 90746 , Phone: (310) 323-2080, Fax: (310) 323-2092
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carson, California

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Carson travel time to work - commute Carson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Carson:

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Religion statistics for Carson city (based on Los Angeles County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.08%
Here: 58.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchMuslim Estimate
Adherents68.8%10.2%2.0%1.8%1.7%
Congregations6.9%5.0%7.7%5.9%1.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.3%1.2%1.0%10.7%
Congregations5.2%0.3%6.4%4.4%57.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2,084
Los Angeles County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 32
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 567
Los Angeles County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,206
Los Angeles County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7,008
Here:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

20.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

17.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 52$355,434$82,0236$10,864
Other Government Administration 53$352,298$79,7663$4,192
Police - Other 24$142,513$71,25720$26,411
Streets and Highways 55$337,018$73,5310$0
Solid Waste Management 1$7,530$90,3600$0
Parks and Recreation 58$348,814$72,168321$270,229
Housing and Community Development(Local) 28$188,071$80,6025$7,801
Natural Resources 5$20,667$49,6011$2,043
Transit 5$28,161$67,5866$14,763
Other and Unallocable 70$351,119$60,19237$53,453
Totals for Government 351$2,131,625$72,876399$389,756

Carson government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $14,228,000 ($153.65)
    Regular Highways: $1,020,000 ($11.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $666,000 ($7.19)
    Central Staff Services: $594,000 ($6.41)
    Police Protection: $169,000 ($1.83)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $14,799,000 ($159.82)
    Regular Highways: $10,064,000 ($108.68)
    Central Staff Services: $6,993,000 ($75.52)
    Police Protection: $6,905,000 ($74.57)
    Financial Administration: $5,422,000 ($58.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,877,000 ($31.07)
    Transit Utilities: $2,529,000 ($27.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,617,000 ($17.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,503,000 ($16.23)
    General - Other: $759,000 ($8.20)
    Health - Other: $197,000 ($2.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $171,000 ($1.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,973,000 ($64.50)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $11,229,000 ($121.26)
    General - Other: $1,407,000 ($15.19)
    Health - Other: $171,000 ($1.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $45,000 ($0.49)
    Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,387,000 ($338.96)

Carson government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,399,000 ($25.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,560,000 ($16.85)
    All Other: $1,242,000 ($13.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,241,000 ($13.40)
    Highways: $921,000 ($9.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $169,000 ($1.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,094,000 ($87.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,755,000 ($18.95)
    Rents: $1,049,000 ($11.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $510,000 ($5.51)
    Sale of Property: $94,000 ($1.02)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $376,000 ($4.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,047,000 ($119.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,974,000 ($32.12)
    Highways: $1,761,000 ($19.02)
    All Other: $1,206,000 ($13.02)
  • Tax - Property: $29,654,000 ($320.24)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,310,000 ($208.53)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,433,000 ($91.07)
    Other License: $3,078,000 ($33.24)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,324,000 ($25.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,329,000 ($14.35)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $413,000 ($4.46)

Carson government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,236,000 ($1590.04)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,521,000 ($1549.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,715,000 ($40.12)

Carson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $142,669,000 ($1540.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,611,000 ($848.94)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,881,000 ($95.91)

3.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,176 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.18%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,133 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orange County, CA  0.44% ($47,619 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.34% ($34,625)
from Riverside County, CA  0.19% ($37,493)


3.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
California average:

5.12%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($921 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.07%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orange County, CA  0.54% ($53,226 average AGI)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.50% ($38,459)
to Riverside County, CA  0.28% ($43,924)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carson:

  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLTX (1390 AM; 5 kW; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: HI-FAVOR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFRN (1280 AM; 1 kW; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carson:

  • KBUE (105.5 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLAX-FM (97.9 FM; EAST LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLAX LICENSING, INC.)
  • KKBT (100.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KKJZ (88.1 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: CALIF. STATE UNIV LONG BEACH FOUND.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZAB (93.5 FM; REDONDO BEACH, CA; Owner: KZAB LICENSING, INC.)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Carson:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTLA-TV (Channel 5; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTLA INC.)
  • KABC-TV (Channel 7; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ABC HOLDING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNBC (Channel 4; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (KNBC-TV), INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Carson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 70
Total length: 646 meters (2,119ft)
Total costs: $72,330,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,039,971
Total average daily truck traffic: 374,284

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 39
  • 1970-1979: 8
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Carson, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Carson)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carson, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 609 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carson)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Carson)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED398$289,199214$216,630868$240,54171$135,9810$055$190,73318$66,218
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED48$307,87142$190,017151$259,54112$47,7490$08$197,3838$41,531
APPLICATIONS DENIED100$297,838119$185,116654$289,06455$103,0860$043$213,58048$84,006
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN63$262,00057$238,054286$265,87111$191,6451$13,300,00020$177,1641$65,740
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$272,92917$203,635146$283,6855$135,7300$015$235,7603$72,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Carson, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED45$296,68113$323,4790$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED34$283,33612$365,6070$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$285,1909$321,4464$280,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$310,0001$279,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$340,6471$308,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Carson, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John22870.6 years
James22270.6 years
Mary21875.9 years
Robert17666.9 years
William17570.6 years
George12474.8 years
Charles11668.8 years
Helen9575.4 years
Maria9377.0 years
Jose8773.5 years
Most common last names in Carson, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10772.6 years
Johnson10771.6 years
Williams9270.5 years
Brown7971.0 years
Jones6069.9 years
Garcia5671.0 years
Davis5070.3 years
Miller4573.6 years
Thomas4269.9 years
Rodriguez4172.7 years
Businesses in Carson, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Jack In The Box6
7-Eleven3Jamba Juice1
AT&T1Jones New York1
Albertsons2Just Tires1
AutoZone1KFC3
Baskin-Robbins2Kmart1
Big O Tires1Kroger2
Blockbuster1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets10
CVS2McDonald's4
Carl\s Jr.3Nike4
Chevrolet1Nissan1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Old Navy1
Cinnabon 1Panda Express2
Circle K1Panera Bread1
Clarion1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
DHL3Popeyes1
Decora Cabinetry1Quiznos2
Dennys1RadioShack1
Discount Tire1Sears3
Domino's Pizza2Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
El Pollo Loco1Starbucks8
Extended Stay America1Subway6
FedEx9T-Mobile4
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Taco Bell2
GNC2Target2
GameStop2Toyota1
H&R Block3True Value1
Hilton1UPS11
Home Depot1Vans1
Honda1Verizon Wireless1
IKEA1Wendy's1
JCPenney1

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