West Carson, California Population 2024

22,240

West Carson is a city located in Los Angeles County California. West Carson has a 2024 population of 22,240. West Carson is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -2.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,697 in 2020.

The average household income in West Carson is $115,319 with a poverty rate of 9.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Carson is 45.8 years, 41.7 years for males, and 48.4 years for females.

West Carson Demographics

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

  • Asian: 38.73%
  • White: 22.11%
  • Other race: 15.62%
  • Two or more races: 11.8%
  • Black or African American: 10.33%
  • Native American: 1.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
9,815.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.01% (-457)
The current population of West Carson, California is 22,240 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,697.

West Carson, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Asian8,61438.73%
White4,91722.11%
Other race3,47415.62%
Two or more races2,62411.8%
Black or African American2,29810.33%
Native American2281.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander850.38%
showing: 7 rows

Asian

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Carson Population by Race

West Carson Population Pyramid 2024

West Carson Median Age

45.8

Total

41.7

Male

48.4

Female

West Carson Adults

There are 18,912 adults, (5,477 of whom are seniors) in West Carson.

West Carson Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Child Dependency Ratio

West Carson Sex Ratio

Female11,65952.42%
Male10,58147.58%

West Carson Population by Age

West Carson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,9422.6973.426.6
Married3,9633.2184.315.7
Non Family2,1841.3359.540.5
Female1,3053.3567.732.3
Male4902.7462.737.3
showing: 5 rows

3.09

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Carson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Carson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Carson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.02%.

West Carson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,211

Average Earnings

$51,516

Average Male

$47,093

Average Female

West Carson Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Carson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Carson Language

46.46% of West Carson residents speak only English, while 53.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 26.12% of the population.

West Carson Language

West Carson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,83479211.59%
Asian8,4116878.17%
Multiple2,57436114.02%
Other3,36735110.42%
White2,9111796.15%
Black2,0821577.54%
Native222188.11%
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9.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.65%

Male Poverty Rate

10.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Carson

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Carson is Multiple, with 14.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Carson is White, with 6.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.03%.

West Carson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.35%
High School9.08%
Bachelors or Greater7.33%
Some College6.41%
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West Carson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed41.15%
Male Unemployed18.34%
Male Employed2.6%
Female Employed1.93%
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West Carson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Carson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Carson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West Carson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Carson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

792

Number of Veterans

724

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

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West Carson Veterans by War

count

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West Carson Veterans by Age

count

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West Carson Veterans by Race

West Carson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Carson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

West Carson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Carson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Carson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.96%

Born in West Carson

62.06%

Native Born

37.94%

Foreign Born

11.21%

Non Citizen

26.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

62.06% of West Carson residents were born in the United States, with 47.96% having been born in California. 11.21% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202422,240
202322,240
202222,2402160.98%
202122,024-673-2.97%
202022,6976182.8%
201922,079-458-2.03%
201822,5372771.24%
201722,2603311.51%
201621,9294922.3%
201521,4376713.23%
201420,7661850.9%
201320,581-101-0.49%
201220,682410.2%
201120,641-1,058-4.88%
201021,699
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West Carson Population by Year