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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Carson is a town in California with a population of 92,517. Carson is in Los Angeles County. Living in Carson offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carson there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Carson and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$434,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,464
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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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
    306.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    141
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    371.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,271.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    479
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Carson

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,580
National
$55,322
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Carson Reviews

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Carson is a great city for the most part. There are some weirdos of course, but not too many. The city and its residents have lots of spirit for the town. Surprisingly, the city is more historic than you'll think. There are plenty of activities that occur around the city and MANY activities to keep your youngins busy. There are also many great big and small businesses and stores nearby to shop at. Overall, very good city!
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Carson can seem very boring at times. There are awesome things about this city like its shopping centers and its homey feel, but it is such a small and stale area. There aren't many places to go, nor are there things for kids to do and the crime life in Carson seems to be very high, so not many kids can feel safe and protected while out with friends. However, the commute around Carson isn't so terrible considering it is such a small place and it is also near places like Torrance and Redondo Beach which allows for more exciting and fun times. But besides its nearness to more exciting and safer places like those, Carson is just another place in California that can become forgotten.
I love Carson! I find Carson as a gateway to many opportunities through the many careers many can pursue. My parents originally moved here for me as well as my brother to have a better future then my parents had in the Philippines. Carson is great tool, and it's up to us to make the best of our living.