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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$366,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,422
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Carson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    328
    283
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    176
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    469
    500
  • Theft
    1,563
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    558
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,829
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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I wouldn't trade growing up in Carson For the world. It is a close knit community and meeting new people is easy! Personally, I am rather shy, but making friends wasn't hard. The kids from my block would be out playing till the streetlights came on, you don't see kids playing outside like that too often anymore. And when the streets got boring, we would go to the nearest park, Calas Park to be exact, and there we were well known, because we'd be there every other day. But I'm Carson, every family knows each other through some connection, whether it be your cousin two times removed or your sister, everyone knew someone. Even the people at local donut shops or laundromats knew everyone, cause once you come to these places in Carson or just Carson in general, you're going to want to come back.
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Once settling in Carson,California around the year of 2011,I substantially discovered Carson to be a wonderful place I am proud to call my home.Currently,I am a well-rounded student in Carson High school's Academy of medical arts as a Sophomore who enjoys the over-the-top friendliness and social life among my peers, entire sophomore class, and generally the small but family like school.I have and still am living wonderfully just as much as a prosperous business worker for the past 7 years.Currently Carson's beautification as well as friendly community makes Carson,Carson.To commit to this review,I say why not? Give it a shot to see what life is to live in Carson and trust me that the community I live in with pride shall welcome anyone with open arms like a family member embracing you.
Carson, California is a calm, cool, and collective place. Honestly I have been her for 6 years and its been nothing but great. They have their own bus line if you need to go anywhere in Carson. There are also other bus stops on almost every corner. Carson has many well known business establishments that are cost friendly. The neighborhood is not loud and noisy, but quiet and calm. Also. there is a good chance you will be friends with your neighbors. Carson is fairly clean and is well taken care of. It is a very safe community, family friendly, rarely anything happens. They have main school. Carson Senior High. The houses can range from 500,00-900,000. The community is very diverse wherever you go. Everyone is pretty much respectful to others.