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Carson, WA

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Overview


Carson is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,323 people and just one neighborhood, Carson is the 203rd largest community in Washington.

Occupations and Workforce

Carson is a blue-collar town, with 36.11% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Carson is a town of service providers, managers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Carson who work in food service (16.21%), management occupations (15.60%), and teaching (7.62%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.37% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Carson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Carson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Being a small town, Carson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Carson with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.14% of adults in Carson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carson in 2018 was $31,771, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,084 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. Important ancestries of people in Carson include Irish, German, English, European, and Swedish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 37.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Real Estate

One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 5.2% have Native American ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Carson are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.2% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 34.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 32.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.3%), and 10.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Carson, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (22.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (20.0%), and residents who report English roots (10.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.8%), along with some Native American ancestry residents (5.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (72.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (9.7%) and 9.1% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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