West Carson, California Population 2021

22,079
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West Carson is a city located in California. West Carson has a 2020 population of 22,079. West Carson is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,699 in 2010. West Carson reached it's highest population of 22,537 in 2018.

The average household income in West Carson is $98,874 with a poverty rate of 9.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,376 per month, and the median house value is $473,900. The median age in West Carson is 44.9 years, 40.8 years for males, and 48.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.6 males.

West Carson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Carson was:

  • Asian: 35.68%
  • White: 31.71%
  • Other race: 17.46%
  • Black or African American: 10.20%
  • Two or more races: 4.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0.11%
The current population of West Carson, California is 22,079, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,537.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,699.

West Carson, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Asian7,87835.68%
White7,00131.71%
Some Other Race3,85517.46%
Black or African American2,25310.20%
Two or More Races9844.46%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander840.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.11%
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West Carson Population by Race

West Carson Population Pyramid 2021

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West Carson Median Age

44.9


Total

40.8


Male

48.4


Female

West Carson Adults

There are 18,727 adults, (5,252 of whom are seniors) in West Carson.

West Carson Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Child Dependency Ratio

West Carson Sex Ratio

Female

11,120

50.36%

Male

10,959

49.64%

West Carson Population by Age

West Carson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Carson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All72%28%
Male66%34%
Non Family63.9%36.1%
Female61.3%38.7%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Carson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4832.8472
Married3,6393.5480.9
Non Family2,3621.3463.9
Female9613.7161.3
Male5213.1866

3.41

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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West Carson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6039.33%
9th to 12th Grade1,2657.36%
High School Graduate3,75021.82%
Some College2,99617.43%
Associates Degree1,5108.79%
Bachelors Degree4,72227.47%
Graduate Degree1,3417.80%
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West Carson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Carson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Asian6,2835,8183,370
Hispanic5,3003,358702
White3,3892,9991,044
Other Race2,5371,530315
Black1,7211,666656
Multiple Races560544239
Islander2525
Native American2424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.64%.

West Carson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,969$42,035$41,904
Less Than High School$25,072$24,301$27,302
High School Grad$31,015$32,489$27,972
Some College$40,881$42,199$35,402
Bachelors Degree$50,693$50,379$51,083
Graduate Degree$76,771$76,979$74,500

$41,969

Average Earnings

$42,035

Average Male

$41,904

Average Female

West Carson Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Carson Language by Age

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West Carson Language

44.83% of West Carson residents speak only English, while 55.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 25.46% of the population.

West Carson Language

West Carson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,4361,01613.66%
Other3,77475419.98%
Asian7,7355847.55%
White3,3382868.57%
Multiple97610510.76%
Black2,038884.32%

9.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.52%

Male Poverty Rate

11.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Carson

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Carson is Other, with 19.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Carson is Black, with 4.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.63%.

West Carson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.16%
High School8.67%
Some College6.47%
Bachelors or Greater6.20%

West Carson Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.22%
Female Employed4.51%
Male Employed2.23%
Male Unemployed0.00%

West Carson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Carson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,472$98,874
Families$91,784$108,889
Married Families$105,869$113,462
Non Families$44,712$69,833
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Income by Household Type

West Carson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

West Carson Married by Age and Sex

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West Carson Marriage

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

West Carson Marital Status by Race

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West Carson Marital Status

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1,046

Number of Veterans

975

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam397
Second Gulf War247
First Gulf War188
Korea174
World War II27

West Carson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+355
65 to 74257
35 to 54237
55 to 64140
18 to 3457

West Carson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4957.74%
Asian2153.15%
Hispanic2043.41%
Black1497.78%
Other1033.59%
2 or More7911.74%
Hawaiian520.00%

West Carson Veterans by Race

West Carson Veterans by Education

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7.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Carson Veterans by Education

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Carson Employment by Age

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West Carson Employment by Race

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West 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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45.89%

Born in California

60.58%

Native Born

39.42%

Foreign Born

14.26%

Non Citizen

25.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.58% of West Carson residents were born in the United States, with 45.89% having been born in California. 14.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Carson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202122,0790.00%
202022,0790.00%
201922,079-458-2.03%
201822,5372771.24%
201722,2603311.51%
201621,9294922.30%
201521,4376713.23%
201420,7661850.90%
201320,581-101-0.49%
201220,682410.20%
201120,641-1,058-4.88%
201021,6990.00%

West Carson Population by Year