City Summary

Carson is an exciting place to be, as it is known for its many landscaped greenspaces, including Scott Park — a public playground and park with a field and basketball courts — and Victoria Park, which lies on 36 acres and has an 18-hole golf course, pool, gym, and cricket fields. Dominguez Hills can also be found in Carson, as this low mountain range spans from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Baldwin Hills. Carson, too, takes pride in its history, and this can be seen through attractions such as the Banning Residence Museum, where living history tours of this 1800s house are provided. Also in Carson, the International Printing Museum has a large collection of antique printing presses, making for a great cultural experience. Residents can also enjoy a wide variety of dining options, from the fine dining of Restaurant 917 and Sen Nari Sushi, to the more moderately-priced Breakfast Bar and Bo-Beau Kitchen + Roof Tap. Carson is always lively and full of unique character — residents always have their choice of activity!


Annually, in Carson, the average daily temperature is approximately 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather reaches a low in December and January, getting as cold as 46 degrees. The warmest months are September and August, when residents can expect temperatures of as high as 85 degrees. On average, Carson experiences 1 inch of rainfall per month. The climate in Carson is relatively drier than the coastal cities due to its inland location. Despite being further inland than the beach cities, Carson remains a 20 minute drive from the ocean.



With a population of 93,653, Carson is the third most populated South Bay city. With an area of 18.97 square miles, there is a ratio of 4,937 people per square mile. Modern-day Carson began as Native lands, until its ownership by the Spanish in the late 1700s. For almost 150 years afterwards, the Dominguez family essentially ruled the lands as a consequence of their property title over the Ranch San Pedro — a land granted to Juan Jose Dominguez by King Carlos III in 1784. Carson was incorporated into the state of California in 1968 with a population of 66,520. The population grew rapidly; twenty-two years later, in 1990, Carson was home to 83,995 residents, its blend of nature and urban landscapes continuing to draw homeowners.

Median HH Income


The median Carson household earns $72,421 per year. Residents often find employment at various industrial manufacturing companies within Carson. Or, residents can commute to bordering cities Torrance, Gardena, Compton, Lakewood, Lomita, and Long Beach, hubs for corporate offices and startups. 

Number of HH


There are 25,432 households in Carson, averaging 3.7 residents per household. Young couples will find Carson home to exciting nightlife, with clubs and bars such as Alexander’s Nightclub and Michoacan Entertainment. Families with children can enjoy Carson’s unique attractions and experiences, such as the International Printing Museum and Hemingway Park, complete with three pools and two waterslides.