Carson, CA


Highest Appreciating Carson Neighborhoods Since 2000

Carson, CA Real Estate Data

Carson Housing Market Information

With a population of 93,281, 24,729 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $429,933, real estate costs in Carson are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Carson, accounting for 72.78% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Carson include mobile homes or trailers ( 8.58%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.08%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 8.06%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Carson. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 74.05% of Carson's homes, and 67.86% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Carson's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 64.82% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Carson include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 25.95%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 6.36%). There's also some housing in Carson built before 1939 ( 2.87%).

Carson Home Appreciation Rates

Carson's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Carson during the period has been just -1.73%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Carson's appreciation rate, at 5.66%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Carson's appreciation rate has been 1.34%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.46%.

Relative to California, our data show that Carson's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Carson differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Carson - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Carson real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,347,000 0.4
$1,010,001 - $1,347,000 0.5
$673,001 - $1,010,000 7.6
$539,001 - $673,000 19.6
$404,001 - $539,000 33.5
$269,001 - $404,000 19.1
$135,001 - $269,000 8.8
$67,001 - $135,000 4.6
$0 - $67,000 5.8

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
8.33870117702173 47.9524438573316

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,817 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 74.05
Renters 25.95
Vacant 3.39

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.4
1970 - 1999 26.0
1940 - 1969 64.8
1939 or Older 2.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 72.8
Townhomes 8.1
Small Apt. Buildings 2.4
Apt. Complexes 8.1
Mobile Homes 8.6
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.61
1 Bedroom 4.83
2 Bedrooms 20.86
3 Bedrooms 42.05
4 Bedrooms 25.81
5 or more bedrooms 4.85

Carson Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
114.13% 4.58% 8 10
* 10 is highest