Carson, California Population 2022

96,326
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Carson is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 96,326, it is the 79th largest city in California and the 366th largest city in the United States. Carson is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually and its population has increased by 0.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 95,558 in 2020. Spanning over 19 miles, Carson has a population density of 5,143 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carson is $99,281 with a poverty rate of 9.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,569 per month, and the median house value is $494,800. The median age in Carson is 39.4 years, 36.9 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Carson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carsonwas:

  • White: 26.14%
  • Asian: 25.71%
  • Black or African American: 24.03%
  • Other race: 13.34%
  • Two or more races: 8.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.14%
  • Native American: 0.37%
The current population of Carson, California is 96,326 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 95,558.

Carson, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Carson Population by Race

Carson Population Pyramid 2022

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Carson Median Age

40.1


Total

37.4


Male

42.7


Female

Carson Adults

There are 72,543 adults, (15,582 of whom are seniors) in Carson.

Carson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Carson Sex Ratio

Female

46,674

51.09%

Male

44,680

48.91%

Carson Population by Age

Carson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carson Household Types

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carson Households and Families

3.99

Average Family Size

3.64

Average Household Size

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Carson Households by Type

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Carson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carson Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.10%.

Carson Educational Attainment by Race

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$41,899

Average Earnings

$43,902

Average Male

$39,226

Average Female

Carson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carson Language by Age

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Carson Language

47.25% of Carson residents speak only English, while 52.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.77% of the population.

Carson Language

Carson Poverty by Race

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9.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.48%

Male Poverty Rate

9.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carson is Hispanic, with 11.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carson is Multiple, with 6.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.23%.

Carson Poverty

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Carson Poverty Rate by Education

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Carson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carson Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Carson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Carson Married by Age and Sex

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Carson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Carson Marital Status by Race

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Carson Marital Status

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3,424

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Carson Veterans by War

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Carson Veterans by Age

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Carson Veterans by Race

Carson Veterans by Education

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4.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carson Veterans by Education

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62.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Carson Employment by Age

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Carson Employment by Race

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Carson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.50%

Born in Carson

65.89%

Native Born

34.11%

Foreign Born

11.53%

Non Citizen

22.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.89% of Carson residents were born in the United States, with 53.50% having been born in California. 11.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Carson Population by Year