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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$399,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,379
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

West Carson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,562
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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West Carson Reviews

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In torrance, it is a generally populated with average to well-off income. Being so close to the beach, prices are expected to be higher for food, living, and jobs are pretty saturated. As a student, I am conflicted with the chance of being at home or moving away to a place where I can actually be hired when I graduate. In the near future, torrance will rise in its cost of living. Even though it is pretty expensive for my average income family, I am grateful for the weather, family and friends, and just the opportunity to be near a beach. We are truly still blessed with what life gave to us.
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In Old Torrance, there are a lot of family run and local businesses and they all are wonderful. They have the extra something that most commercial businesses are missing and they are Torrance's best known secret.
Lots of variety of stores from Hispanic to Asian. Plenty of dining options in the area from fast food to locally owned businesses. Access to everything, since it's close to major freeways