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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Carson is a town in California with a population of 92,927. 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
$402,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Carson Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    302.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    178.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    515.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,356
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    548.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 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
$75,517
National
$55,322
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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.
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Carson has a great community of people who all truly care for each other. Carson provides youth with many neighborhood activities such as Basketball teams, Football, Swimming pool, and many more fun things to do while here. You can find many of Carson's main activities at its parks where you often can sign up for an array of events and activities. There are many elementary and and middle schools to choose from in Carson that all offer a great learning experience,great staff, and great facilities. Carson will continue to thrive as a community that has continuously exceeded expectations and I truly believe if we do that, then the "Future is Unlimited"
Carson is a lovely suburban area that houses the California State University of Dominguez Hills. The only problem is that Carson has barely any affordable housing options for these students in the area making it hard for out of state kids to find a home to attend school. It is very nice and located by a mall and many essentials. Overall it is a great place if you can find a place!