Carson is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,338 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Carson is the 180th largest community in Washington.
Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carson who work in management occupations (13.30%), sales jobs (11.48%), and food service (11.37%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Carson is worth considering.
Being a small town, Carson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Carson is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.13% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Carson in 2010 was $21,405, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,620 for a family of four. However, Carson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Carson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Carson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carson residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Carson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carson include European, English, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Carson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.