Carson, CA
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Carson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 93,281 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Carson is the 77th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Carson are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carson is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carson who work in office and administrative support (18.98%), sales jobs (8.79%), and healthcare (8.40%).

The population of Carson overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Carson, 24.25% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carson in 2010 was $23,622, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,488 for a family of four. However, Carson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Carson, accounting for 39.62% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Carson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Carson include German, English, Irish, and Nigerian.

Carson also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.36%.

The most common language spoken in Carson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.