Carson, CA

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Population

92,927

0.158% growth

Poverty Rate

10.6%


Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$75,517

2.29% growth

Number of Employees

43,755

1.8% growth

Median Property Value

$402,500

9.76% growth

About

In 2017, Carson, CA had a population of 92.9k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $75,517. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carson, CA grew from 92,780 to 92,927, a 0.158% increase and its median household income grew from $73,829 to $75,517, a 2.29% increase.

The population of Carson, CA is 37.9% Hispanic or Latino, 26.4% Asian Alone, and 22.8% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Carson, CA speak a non-English language, and 87.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carson, CA are California State University-Dominguez Hills (3,835 degrees awarded in 2017), California Healing Arts College (108 degrees), and RWM Fiber Optics (101 degrees).

The median property value in Carson, CA is $402,500, and the homeownership rate is 74.5%. Most people in Carson, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Carson, CA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Carson, CA employs 43.8k people. The largest industries in Carson, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,054 people), Manufacturing (5,635 people), and Retail Trade (4,627 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,875), Public Administration ($66,875), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,188).

Median household income in Carson, CA is $75,517. Males in Carson, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Carson, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,517

2017 value

± $2,832

2.29%

1 Year Growth

± 5.44%

Households in Carson, CA have a median annual income of $75,517, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,829 in 2016, which represents a 2.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carson, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5436.04

  2. Census Tract 5434

  3. Census Tract 5433.06

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carson, CA was Census Tract 5436.04 with a value of $93,550, followed by Census Tract 5434 and Census Tract 5433.06, with respective values of $93,362 and $93,040.

The following map shows all of the places in Carson, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carson, CA (9.76k out of 92.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    4,307 ± 469

  2. White

    2,940 ± 382

  3. Black

    2,454 ± 409

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carson, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

43.8k

2017 Value

± 1,537

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carson, CA grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 43k employees to 43.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carson, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,567 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,232 people), and Production Occupations (3,581 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carson, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carson, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,567 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,232 people), and Production Occupations (3,581 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carson, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.66 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.64 times), and Production Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carson, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($89,877), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,810), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,479).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43.8k

2017 Value

± 1,537

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carson, CA grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 43k employees to 43.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carson, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,054 people), Manufacturing (5,635 people), and Retail Trade (4,627 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carson, CA, though some of these residents may live in Carson, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Carson, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,054 people), Manufacturing (5,635 people), and Retail Trade (4,627 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carson, CA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.71 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.33 times), and Manufacturing (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carson, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,875), Public Administration ($66,875), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,188).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.5% of the population of Carson, CA has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 9.02% on non-group plans, and 0.423% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Carson, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Carson, CA see 1391 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1386 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1199 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,391 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,391 patients per year. This represents a 0.361% increase from the previous year (1,386 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.5%

Uninsured

49.2%

Employer Coverage

20.4%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

9.02%

Non-Group

0.423%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carson, CA declined by 15.2% from 12.4% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carson, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Carson, CA is home to a population of 92.9k people, from which 87.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 35.1% of Carson, CA residents were born outside of the country (32.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Carson, CA is composed of 35.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (37.9%), 24.5k Asian Alone residents (26.4%), 21.1k Black or African American Alone residents (22.8%), 6.76k White Alone residents (7.27%), 3.03k Two or More Races residents (3.26%), 1.89k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (2.03%), 177 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.19%), and 155 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.167%).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carson, CA was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Carson, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carson, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

35.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

32.6k people

34.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

32.1k people

As of 2017, 35.1% of Carson, CA residents (32.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carson, CA was 34.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

87.5%

2017 Citizenship

87.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.5% of Carson, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carson, CA was 87.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    35.2k ± 2.18k

  2. Asian Alone

    24.5k ± 1.22k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    21.1k ± 1.15k

In 2017, there were 1.43 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (35.2k people) in Carson, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.5k Asian Alone and 21.1k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Carson, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,016 ± 177

  2. Korea

    556 ± 135

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    420 ± 164

Carson, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Carson, CA awarded 4,099 degrees. The student population of Carson, CA is skewed towards women, with 5,958 male students and 10,534 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carson, CA are Hispanic or Latino (2,042 and 51.1%), followed by Black or African American (615 and 15.4%), White (570 and 14.3%), and Asian (422 and 10.6%).

The largest universities in Carson, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Dominguez Hills (3,835 and 93.6%), California Healing Arts College (108 and 2.63%), and RWM Fiber Optics (101 and 2.46%).

The most popular majors in Carson, CA are General Business Administration & Management (560 and 13.7%), General Psychology (334 and 8.15%), and Registered Nursing (247 and 6.03%).

The median tuition costs in Carson, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 325 degrees awarded

  2. 237 degrees awarded

  3. 505 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Carson, CA was General Psychology with 325 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Carson, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,835 degrees awarded

  2. 108 degrees awarded

  3. 101 degrees awarded

$5,742

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Carson, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Dominguez Hills with 3,835 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,482

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,617

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,482 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carson, CA, which is 0.566 times less than the 2,617 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Carson, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,042 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    615 degrees awarded

  3. White

    570 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Carson, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,042 degrees mean that there were 3.32 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 615 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carson, CA was $402,500 in 2017, which is 1.75 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $366,700 to $402,500, a 9.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Carson, CA is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carson, CA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carson, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$402,500

2017 Median

± $7,722

$366,700

2016 Median

± $6,295

In 2017, the median property value in Carson, CA grew to to $402,500 from the previous year's value of $366,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carson, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carson, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Household Income

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$75,517

Median Household Income

± $2,832

25.4k

Number of Households

± 994

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.4k households in Carson, CA grew to $75,517 from the previous year's value of $73,829.

The following chart displays the households in Carson, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carson, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carson, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%

2017 Homeownership

75.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.5% of the housing units in Carson, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carson, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carson, CA have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.75% of the workforce in Carson, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Public Transit

    3.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carson, CA was Drove Alone (79.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Public Transit (3.59%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carson, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carson, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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