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Carson: Del Amo Highlands/Dominguez Hills area of Carson Carson: Carson City Hall at the corner of Carson St. and Avalon Blvd. Carson: THE FAMOUS BLIMP Carson: i-405 Atlantic Avenue has a place as an historic route of significance for the Los Angeles Area. At one time, Atlantic Avenue was a state route (California 15), and it served as the endpoints for two former U.S. routes. The intersection of Atlantic Avenue and California 1/Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach was the southwestern terminus of formerly transcontinental U.S. 6 and U.S. 91. Both were paired with decommissioned Alternate U.S. 101 along Pacific Coast Highway (U.S. 6 along southbound Alternate U.S. 101 and U.S. 91 along northbound Alternate U.S. 101 as Alternate U.S. 101 approached this intersection) Southbound Interstate 405 at Exit 25, Palo Verde Avenue. Photo taken 06/15/03.
 

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Population in 2012: 93,002 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 

Males: 45,087  (48.5%)
Females: 47,915  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  37.1 years
California median age:  35.3 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

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 2011: 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 (5.6%), United States (3.4%), German (1.9%), Italian (1.2%), English (1.2%), Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 37 feet

Land area: 18.8 square miles.

Population density: 4,936 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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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: 15.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 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%

31,204 residents are foreign born (15.7% Asia, 15.0% Latin America).

This city:  33.8%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 93 registered sex offenders living in Carson, California as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Carson to the number of sex offenders is 1,000 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
  • 2004: 0 buildings

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) 415.5367.9393.1377.3344.9334.8396.8359.3327.7284.9280.8279.4313.1

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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

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Carson, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.9%
California:

9.3%

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

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Tornado activity:

Carson-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the Carson city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 tornado 4.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carson-area historical earthquake activity is above California state average. It is 2560% 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 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
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from Carson center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/1990 at 23:43:36, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.5 MS, 6.2 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.9 miles away from the city center, causing $12,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), 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: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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), Horacio Ramírez - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Atlanta Braves, born: Nov 24, 1979), 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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Carson:

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

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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.

Local government website: ci.carson.ca.us

Colleges/Universities in Carson:

  • California State University-Dominguez Hills (Full-time enrollment: 8,354; Location: 1000 E Victoria St; Public; Website: www.csudh.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Intercoast Colleges (FT enrollment: 118; Location: One Civic Plaza-Ste 110; Private, for-profit; Website: www.intercoastcolleges.com)
  • RWM Fiber Optics (FT enrollment: 72; Location: 16627 S Avalon Blvd Ste A; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rwmfiber.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Carson:

  • Wyotech-Long Beach (about 5 miles; Long Beach, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,166)
  • Los Angeles Harbor College (about 5 miles; Wilmington, CA; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • El Camino Community College District (about 6 miles; Torrance, CA; FT enrollment: 8,521)
  • Long Beach City College (about 8 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 9,070)
  • California State University-Long Beach (about 10 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 26,754)
  • Cerritos College (about 10 miles; Norwalk, CA; FT enrollment: 6,782)
  • United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus (about 11 miles; Huntington Park, CA; FT enrollment: 9,540)

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

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
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 48.1. This is significantly worse than average.
City:

48.1
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.104. This is significantly worse than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.104
U.S.:

0.022
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.436. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.436
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.935
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 20.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.1
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 24.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 31.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

31.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 15.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.1
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carson that have no violations reported:

  • CENTRAL BASIN MWD (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Carson, CA

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 compared to California state average:

Carson, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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 (79%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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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%
Here58.1%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 51$279,242$65,70412$35,837
Other Government Administration 32$89,444$33,54236$63,672
Police - Other 33$168,801$61,38227$34,911
Streets and Highways 68$357,691$63,1220$0
Solid Waste Management 2$9,979$59,8740$0
Parks and Recreation 45$235,225$62,727268$264,022
Housing and Community Development(Local) 31$181,972$70,4411$5,456
Transit 6$30,475$60,9508$22,582
Other and Unallocable 85$252,927$35,70774$204,889
Totals for Government 353$1,605,756$54,587426$631,369

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

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $14,228,000 ($152.99)
    Regular Highways: $1,020,000 ($10.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $666,000 ($7.16)
    Central Staff Services: $594,000 ($6.39)
    Police Protection: $169,000 ($1.82)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $14,799,000 ($159.13)
    Regular Highways: $10,064,000 ($108.21)
    Central Staff Services: $6,993,000 ($75.19)
    Police Protection: $6,905,000 ($74.25)
    Financial Administration: $5,422,000 ($58.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,877,000 ($30.93)
    Transit Utilities: $2,529,000 ($27.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,617,000 ($17.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,503,000 ($16.16)
    General - Other: $759,000 ($8.16)
    Health - Other: $197,000 ($2.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $171,000 ($1.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,973,000 ($64.22)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $11,229,000 ($120.74)
    General - Other: $1,407,000 ($15.13)
    Health - Other: $171,000 ($1.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $45,000 ($0.48)
    Central Staff Services: $21,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,387,000 ($337.49)

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

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,399,000 ($25.80)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,560,000 ($16.77)
    All Other: $1,242,000 ($13.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,241,000 ($13.34)
    Highways: $921,000 ($9.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $169,000 ($1.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,094,000 ($87.03)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,755,000 ($18.87)
    Rents: $1,049,000 ($11.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $510,000 ($5.48)
    Sale of Property: $94,000 ($1.01)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $376,000 ($4.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,047,000 ($118.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,974,000 ($31.98)
    Highways: $1,761,000 ($18.94)
    All Other: $1,206,000 ($12.97)
  • Tax - Property: $29,654,000 ($318.85)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,310,000 ($207.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,433,000 ($90.68)
    Other License: $3,078,000 ($33.10)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,324,000 ($24.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,329,000 ($14.29)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $413,000 ($4.44)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,236,000 ($1583.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,521,000 ($1543.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,715,000 ($39.95)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $142,669,000 ($1534.04)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,611,000 ($845.26)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,881,000 ($95.49)

3.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.22%
California average:

5.75%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,038 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.14%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, CA  0.46% ($46,009 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.30% ($37,904)
from San Diego County, CA  0.15% ($41,486)


4.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($782 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.64% ($39,463 average AGI)
to Orange County, CA  0.60% ($54,756)
to Riverside County, CA  0.35% ($50,596)

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 Fitness1Jamba Juice1
7-Eleven3Jones New York1
AT&T1Just Tires1
Albertsons2KFC3
AutoZone1Kmart1
Baskin-Robbins2Kroger2
Big O Tires1Little Caesars Pizza1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Burger King1McDonald's4
CVS2Nike4
Chuck E. Cheese's1Old Navy1
Cinnabon 1Panda Express2
Clarion1Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless2
Curves1Penske1
DHL3Pizza Hut2
Decora Cabinetry1Popeyes1
Dennys1Quiznos2
Discount Tire1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza2Sears3
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel1
El Pollo Loco1Staples1
Extended Stay America1Starbucks8
FedEx9Subway6
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile4
GNC2Taco Bell2
GameStop2Target2
H&R Block3True Value1
Home Depot1UPS11
IKEA1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jack In The Box6Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Carson, CA


Carson on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: U. S. Postal service (population 50,000+)"
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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Protective service occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other financial specialists (population 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #96 (90745) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Asian or Pacific Island language at home"
  • #96 (90746) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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