Carson, California

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Population in 2019: 91,394 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 
Males: 46,294  (50.7%)
Females: 45,100  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

43.8 years
California median age:

37.0 years

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

Carson Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $84,502 (it was $52,284 in 2000)
Carson:

$84,502
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $31,781 (it was $17,107 in 2000)

Carson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $550,300 (it was $176,100 in 2000)
Carson:

$550,300
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $473,822; detached houses: $507,738; townhouses or other attached units: $399,835; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $374,870; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $508,867; mobile homes: $262,911

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,602.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carson: 136.7 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.1%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 7.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carson, CA (2019)
    • 31,28334.2%Hispanic
    • 25,40027.8%Asian alone
    • 25,36127.7%Black alone
    • 5,2825.8%White alone
    • 2,8813.2%Two or more races
    • 1,2001.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 115 registered sex offenders living in Carson, California as of May 08, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carson is 807 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Carson by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
15
(15.8)
16
(17.0)
8
(8.6)
5
(5.4)
6
(6.5)
5
(5.4)
7
(7.5)
3
(3.2)
9
(9.7)
7
(7.5)
10
(10.7)
8
(8.6)
5
(5.4)
5
(5.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(16.9)
10
(10.6)
19
(20.4)
14
(15.1)
12
(13.0)
13
(14.0)
14
(15.0)
15
(16.1)
8
(8.6)
14
(14.9)
23
(24.6)
20
(21.5)
14
(15.1)
31
(33.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
268
(282.7)
220
(233.2)
215
(230.8)
164
(177.0)
130
(140.7)
106
(114.2)
142
(152.3)
148
(158.4)
115
(123.9)
115
(122.8)
165
(176.3)
166
(178.5)
131
(141.0)
122
(132.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
439
(463.1)
438
(464.2)
323
(346.7)
317
(342.2)
351
(379.8)
320
(344.9)
357
(382.9)
234
(250.5)
207
(223.0)
297
(317.0)
307
(327.9)
281
(302.2)
285
(306.8)
286
(311.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
619
(652.9)
429
(454.6)
445
(477.6)
475
(512.8)
441
(477.2)
573
(617.5)
601
(644.6)
514
(550.2)
460
(495.5)
469
(500.7)
439
(469.0)
479
(515.1)
345
(371.4)
328
(356.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,502
(1,584)
1,593
(1,688)
1,433
(1,538)
1,389
(1,499)
1,421
(1,538)
1,360
(1,466)
1,558
(1,671)
1,248
(1,336)
1,267
(1,365)
1,282
(1,369)
1,463
(1,563)
1,261
(1,356)
1,181
(1,271)
1,277
(1,389)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
702
(740.5)
583
(617.9)
650
(697.6)
467
(504.1)
464
(502.1)
559
(602.4)
550
(589.9)
489
(523.5)
389
(419.0)
395
(421.7)
522
(557.6)
510
(548.4)
445
(479.0)
399
(433.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
37
(39.0)
37
(39.2)
26
(27.9)
27
(29.1)
12
(13.0)
9
(9.7)
12
(12.9)
9
(9.6)
6
(6.5)
10
(10.7)
22
(23.5)
21
(22.6)
11
(11.8)
14
(15.2)
City-Data.com crime index390.9354.0322.8280.6276.6275.3308.5250.7230.8250.7299.4282.6241.7255.1

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City-data.com crime index in Carson, CA

Crime rate in Carson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
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Ancestries: Nigerian (1.4%), American (1.2%), African (1.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 37 feet

Land area: 18.8 square miles.

Population density: 4,851 people per square mile   (average).

Carson, California map

31,723 residents are foreign born (15.8% Asia, 14.7% Latin America).

This city:

34.6%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,626 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,459 (0.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.84 N, Longitude: 118.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,205 (+16.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,124 (19.5%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 310

Distribution of median household income in Carson, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Carson, CA in 2019

Property values in Carson, CA

Carson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

12.2%
California:

7.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Carson, CA
Historical housing units in Carson, CA

Population change in the 1990s: +5,515 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in Carson, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2019
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2019
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2019
  • Health care (24.0%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Carson, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2019
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2019
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2019
  • Registered nurses (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)

Average climate in Carson, California

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Carson, California environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 124. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

124
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.396. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.396
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 16.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.674. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.674
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 27.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00829. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00829
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Carson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6765% 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 Carson 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 (57) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 37, Floods: 16, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Earthquakes: 3, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carson topographic map

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 (Full-time enrollment: 92; Location: 16627 South Avalon Blvd Suite A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rwmfiber.com)
  • InterCoast Colleges-Carson (Full-time enrollment: 86; Location: One Civic Plaza-Ste 110; Private, for-profit; Website: www.intercoast.edu/locations/carson)
  • California Healing Arts College (Full-time 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: 67, Location: 21828 AVALON BLVD, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Carson:

Private elementary/middle school in Carson:

  • CARSON MONTESSORI ACADEMY (Students: 63, Location: 812 E CARSON ST, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Carson

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Carson:

Marital status in Carson, CA
  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Carson:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.6
California average:

14.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Carson
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Carson:

(Carson, California Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,542,994275
Evangelical Protestant814,6113,249
Other451,5941,023
Mainline Protestant229,056860
Black Protestant112,338290
Orthodox63,51776
None4,604,495-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2,084
Here:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 567
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

20.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Carson:

50.1%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.6%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Carson:

15.1%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Carson:

30.6%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.9%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Carson:

82.2%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carson, CA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 73$408,341$67,12536$62,104
Parks and Recreation 58$405,660$83,930311$313,964
Streets and Highways 55$391,944$85,5150$0
Other Government Administration 53$409,712$92,7653$4,871
Financial Administration 52$413,360$95,3916$12,622
Housing and Community Development (Local) 29$218,721$90,5055$9,064
Police - Other 25$165,738$79,55420$30,686
Transit 5$32,751$78,6026$17,152
Natural Resources 5$24,035$57,6841$2,373
Solid Waste Management 1$8,756$105,0720$0
Totals for Government 356$2,479,018$83,562388$452,836

Carson government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $27,607,000 ($302.07)
    Regular Highways: $7,930,000 ($86.77)
    Transit Utilities: $4,361,000 ($47.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,214,000 ($13.28)
  • Current Operations - Natural Resources - Other: $71,396,000 ($781.19)
    Police Protection: $24,785,000 ($271.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,110,000 ($209.09)
    Central Staff Services: $17,545,000 ($191.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,904,000 ($163.07)
    Regular Highways: $8,875,000 ($97.11)
    Financial Administration: $7,242,000 ($79.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,748,000 ($41.01)
    Transit Utilities: $3,500,000 ($38.30)
    General - Other: $3,322,000 ($36.35)
    Health - Other: $252,000 ($2.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000 ($0.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,803,000 ($129.14)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $16,780,000 ($183.60)
    Other - General - Other: $2,514,000 ($27.51)
    Other - Regular Highways: $364,000 ($3.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $2,747,000 ($30.06)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($0.23)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.08)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.02)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.01)

Carson government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $5,832,000 ($63.81)
    Other: $4,692,000 ($51.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,132,000 ($23.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,105,000 ($12.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $38,708,000 ($423.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,310,000 ($101.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,855,000 ($20.30)
    Rents: $1,328,000 ($14.53)
    Interest Earnings: $1,229,000 ($13.45)
    Donations From Private Sources: $302,000 ($3.30)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $176,000 ($1.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,769,000 ($19.36)
    Public Welfare: $557,000 ($6.09)
    Other: $455,000 ($4.98)
    General Local Government Support: $45,000 ($0.49)
  • Tax - Property: $42,603,000 ($466.15)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,892,000 ($316.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,127,000 ($165.51)
    Other License: $5,602,000 ($61.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,766,000 ($30.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,225,000 ($24.35)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $306,000 ($3.35)

Carson government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $214,941,000 ($2351.81)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $204,693,000 ($2239.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,041,000 ($481.88)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,793,000 ($369.75)

Carson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $166,061,000 ($1816.98)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,166,000 ($395.72)

3.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($67,418 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.12%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,909 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Orange County, CA  0.44% ($64,742 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.27% ($44,592)
from Riverside County, CA  0.16% ($46,622)


3.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.70%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,510 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Orange County, CA  0.53% ($74,627 average AGI)
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.44% ($47,062)
to Riverside County, CA  0.25% ($57,313)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Carson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 63Number of bridges
  • 712ft / 217mTotal length
  • $40,625,000Total costs
  • 4,625,594Total average daily traffic
  • 272,836Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Carson, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31950-1959
  • 351960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carson, CA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 160 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Carson)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carson, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 664 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Carson)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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 in Carson, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carson, CA - Value

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 141. The highest number of fires - 241 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Carson, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (35.3%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (31.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Carson, CA
    • 69635.3%Outside Fires
    • 62831.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 52126.4%Structure Fires
    • 1266.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carson, CA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Carson, California:

  • Econo Lodge, 1325 E Carson St, Carson, California 90745 , Phone: (310) 830-8044, Fax: (310) 518-5575
  • Doubletree By Hilton Carson, 2 Civic Plaza Dr, Carson, California 90745 , Phone: (310) 830-9200, Fax: (310) 518-2969
  • Clarion Hotel South Bay, 888 E Dominguez St, Carson, California 90746 , Phone: (310) 715-6688, Fax: (310) 856-0755
  • Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Carson, 401 E Albertoni St, Carson, California 90746 , Phone: (310) 323-2080, Fax: (310) 323-2092
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carson, California
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carson, CA
  • 79.2%Utility gas
  • 14.4%Electricity
  • 4.6%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carson, CA
  • 62.1%Utility gas
  • 25.3%Electricity
  • 11.3%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Solar energy


Carson compared to California state average:

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

Carson on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other services, except public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2002 and 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Philippines (population 500+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 50,000+"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 (90248) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #24 (90746) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #85 (90744) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
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