Carson, CA

Carson profile

Living in Carson

Carson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 91,394 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.

Carson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.55%), sales jobs (8.79%), and management occupations (7.68%).

In terms of college education, Carson is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.26% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carson in 2018 was $29,241, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,964 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 37.33% 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 Asian, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Carson include German, Irish, Nigerian, African, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Carson's cultural character, accounting for 34.74% of the city’s population.

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