Carson, California Population 2021

90,930
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Carson is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 90,930, it is the 88th largest city in California and the 373rd largest city in the United States . Carson is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -0.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 91,714 in 2010. Carson reached it's highest population of 92,752 in 2015. Spanning over 19 miles, Carson has a population density of 4,855 people per square mile.

The average household income in Carson is $99,281 with a poverty rate of 8.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,524 per month, and the median house value is $462,600. 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 Carson was:

  • White: 27.01%
  • Asian: 26.66%
  • Black or African American: 23.81%
  • Other race: 14.17%
  • Two or more races: 5.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.65%
  • Native American: 0.70%
The current population of Carson, California is 90,930 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 91,626.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 91,714.

Carson, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,87127.01%
Asian24,54926.66%
Black or African American21,92223.81%
Some Other Race13,04914.17%
Two or More Races4,6055.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,4392.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native6440.70%
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Carson Population by Race

Carson Population Pyramid $2021

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Carson Median Age

39.4


Total

36.9


Male

41.7


Female

Carson Adults

There are 73,422 adults, (15,397 of whom are seniors) in Carson.

Carson Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Carson Sex Ratio

Female

47,355

51.43%

Male

44,724

48.57%

Carson Population by Age

Carson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All73.1%26.9%
Non Family68.6%31.4%
Male68.1%31.9%
Female64.2%35.8%

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,2113.6273.1
Married13,6344.2178.6
Female4,8004.2264.2
Non Family4,7101.2668.6
Male2,0673.7368.1

4.03

Average Family Size

3.62

Average Household Size

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Carson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,77910.51%
9th to 12th Grade5,5718.63%
High School Graduate13,95921.64%
Some College14,37522.28%
Associates Degree5,5998.68%
Bachelors Degree13,52020.96%
Graduate Degree4,7157.31%
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Carson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic21,38012,4571,844
Asian18,49417,3368,634
Black16,24514,9225,713
Other Race8,2824,693620
White5,4634,6991,162
2+ Races2,3442,004816
Islander1,5531,460293
Native American41725089

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 94.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.69%.

Carson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,835$42,289$38,695
Less Than 9th Grade$29,356$32,378$21,474
High School Graduate$32,208$36,588$30,290
Some College$39,349$43,636$32,391
Bachelors Degree$52,921$52,570$53,088
Graduate Degree$77,423$82,380$75,768

$40,835

Average Earnings

$42,289

Average Male

$38,695

Average Female

Carson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carson Language by Age

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Carson Language

46.84% of Carson residents speak only English, while 53.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.38% of the population.

Carson Language

Carson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic34,2793,93811.49%
Other13,0252,25817.34%
Black21,7761,7978.25%
Asian24,4361,1444.68%
White6,40373611.49%
Multiple4,6013297.15%
Islander2,43929412.05%

8.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.85%

Male Poverty Rate

9.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carson is Other, with 17.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carson is Asian, with 4.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.62%.

Carson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.48%
High School8.93%
Some College7.29%
Bachelors or Greater3.46%

Carson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed19.13%
Male Unemployed15.84%
Female Employed4.40%
Male Employed3.41%

Carson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$82,305$99,281
Families$89,700$106,071
Married Families$99,773-
Non Families$42,262$56,367
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Income by Household Type

Carson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

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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3,839

Number of Veterans

3,566

Male Veterans

273

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,306
Second Gulf War591
First Gulf War584
Korea378
World War II67

Carson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,099
65 to 74980
35 to 54790
55 to 64748
18 to 34222

Carson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,87710.17%
White7773.97%
Asian6633.22%
Hispanic5142.05%
2+ Races1916.38%
Other Race1661.75%
Islander1608.72%
Native American51.00%

Carson Veterans by Race

Carson Veterans by Education

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4.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carson Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

6%

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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52.60%

Born in Carson

65.26%

Native Born

34.74%

Foreign Born

11.81%

Non Citizen

22.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.26% of Carson residents were born in the United States, with 52.60% having been born in California. 11.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202190,930-232-0.25%
202091,162-232-0.25%
201991,394-232-0.25%
201891,626-567-0.62%
201792,193-379-0.41%
201692,572-180-0.19%
201592,752680.07%
201492,6841490.16%
201392,5353730.40%
201292,1624720.51%
201191,690910.10%
201091,5991,8690.21%
200089,7305,7350.66%
199083,9952,7740.34%
198081,22110,0711.33%
197071,15033,0916.46%
196038,0590.00%

Carson Population by Year