Carson, California

Carson: A city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the southwestern part of the county. Carson is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Carson City Hall and the Carson Historical Society.

About

Carson is a city located in the county of Los Angeles in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 91,714. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 89,860 inhabitants.

The city was created 56 years ago in 1967.

Carson is located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. It was first founded in the 1860s and originally known as Rancho Sausal Redondo. Carson officially incorporated as a city in 1968.

Key Facts About Carson

Population: Approximately 92,000 as of 2019

Economy: Major employers in Carson include the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Carson Refining Company, See's Candies, and the Carson Mall. Manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and government jobs are prominent.

Geography: Carson is located along the coastal plain of the Los Angeles Basin. It spans just over 19 square miles of land. The city features a growing arts and culture district.

Things to Do in Carson

Some of the most popular attractions and activities in Carson include:

  • California State University Dominguez Hills - Public university with a scenic campus that's home to an art gallery and performing arts center.
  • SouthBay Pavilion - Large indoor shopping mall featuring major retailers, restaurants, and an 18-screen movie theater.
  • StubHub Center - State-of-the-art sports complex that hosts LA Galaxy soccer games, concerts, and events.
  • Porsche Experience Center - Racetrack attraction where you can drive Porsches under expert guidance.
  • Victoria Golf Course - Affordable public golf course with two challenging 18-hole courses.

In summary, Carson provides a mix of sports, shopping, arts and affordable recreation minutes from Los Angeles and the Pacific Coast.

Carson locator map
Location of Carson on California map.

Quick Facts about Carson

Population : 89,860 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Los Angeles County
Water as percent of area : 1.29%
Land as percent of area : 98.71%
Altitude : 39 feet / 12 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1968 (56 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 23:36:00 (19th April 2024)
Postal code : 90745
Population growth : -2.06% (2010-2020)
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Carson California
Carson California image

Geography

Carson is located at 33°49'53"N 118°16'55"W (33.8314100, -118.2820200).

Carson map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Carson decreased by 2.06% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 91,714 - census
2011 91,690 -0.03% estimation process
2012 92,162 0.51% estimation process
2013 92,535 0.4% estimation process
2014 92,684 0.16% estimation process
2015 92,752 0.07% estimation process
2016 92,572 -0.19% estimation process
2017 92,193 -0.41% estimation process
2018 91,626 -0.62% estimation process
2019 91,394 -0.25% estimation process
2020 89,860 -1.71% estimation process

Carson zip code is 90745. County name: Los Angeles, County fips: 06037

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People born in Carson (38)

People born in Carson, including professional wrestler Kia Stevens, musician Willie Norwood, baseball player Horacio Ramírez, .

List

  • Loree Moore (American basketball player) she was born in 21/03/1983
  • Sherman Gay (American basketball player) he was born in 12/07/1982
  • Dashon Goldson (American football player, defensive back, safety) he was born in 18/09/1984
  • Errick Craven (American basketball player) he was born in 04/07/1983
  • Heidi Ilustre (beach volleyball player) she was born in 12/12/1977
  • Ify Ibekwe (American professional women's basketball player) she was born in 05/10/1989
  • Carl Ihenacho (American football linebacker) he was born in 28/05/1988
  • Wendell White (American professional basketball player) he was born in 03/09/1984
  • Bob Whitfield (All-American college football player, professional football player, offensive lineman) he was born in 18/10/1971
  • Brian Wethers (American basketball player) he was born in 17/12/1980
  • Chauncey Washington (American football player) he was born in 29/04/1985
  • Dwaine Wilson (Canadian football player (1960-2008)) he was born in 11/06/1960
  • Efrain Esquivias, Jr. (American boxer) he was born in 29/02/1988
  • Eric Johnson (American-football player (1976-)) he was born in 30/04/1976
  • J. R. Redmond (American football player) he was born in 28/09/1977
  • Jeff Griffin (American football player) he was born in 19/07/1958
  • Kris Richard (American football player and coach) he was born in 28/10/1978
  • Leroy Holt (American football player) he was born in 16/03/1967

Schools in Carson

College & universities near Carson, CA

Code Name City ZIP
442985 California Healing Arts College Carson (CA) 90746-7323
491899 Victory Career College Torrance (CA) 90502-4434
459161 Trinity School of Health and Allied Sciences Gardena (CA) 90248
110547 California State University-Dominguez Hills Carson (CA) 90747-0005
117690 Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington (CA) 90744-2397

Stations (43)

Amtrak & bus stations near Carson, CA

Code Name Address Type
TOA Torrance, CA 20575 Hamilton Avenue BUS
SPD San Pedro (Catalina Terminal), California 1st Stop: N.Front & Swinford, Berth 95, Catalina BUS
LBC Long Beach, California 601 North Long Beach Blvd. BUS
SPO San Pedro (Downtown), California 931 S. Gaffey St. BUS
ESG El Segundo, CA 700 South Douglas Street BUS

Post offices near Carson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Carson Post Office Carson (CA) 90745
Southbay Pavilion Post Office Carson (CA) 90746
Marcelina Post Office Torrance (CA) 90501
Torran Post Office Torrance (CA) 90503
Harbor City Post Office Harbor City (CA) 90710

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Distance to Other Cities

Carson distances to largest California cities