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0.1% growth
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1.94% growth
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2.34% growth
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4.47% growth


The economy of Carson, CA employs 42,980 people. The economy of Carson, CA is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.8; 1.35; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Carson, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,930), Manufacturing (5,621), and Retail trade (4,565), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($91,630), Utilities ($72,356), and Finance & Insurance ($48,057).

Median household income in Carson, CA is $73,829. Males in Carson, CA have an average income that is 0.99 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,367. The income inequality of Carson, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.433 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Carson, CA. In Los Angeles County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,222. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Carson, CA is from the county of Los Angeles County, CA.

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Carson, CA is home to a population of 92,780 people, from which 87.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Carson, CA is composed of 37,011 Hispanic residents (39.9%), 23,558 Asian residents (25.4%), 19,398 Black residents (20.9%), 6,859 White residents (7.39%), and 3,556 Two+ residents (3.83%). The most common foreign languages in Carson, CA are Spanish (26,818 speakers), Tagalog (14,539 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (1,765 speakers), but compared to other places, Carson, CA has a relative high number of Tagalog (14,539 speakers), Other Pacific Island (1,765 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (444 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Carson, CA awarded 3,577 degrees. The student population of Carson, CA is skewed towards females, with 1,213 male students and 2,364 female students. Most students in Carson, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,553 and 43.4%), followed by Black or African American (613 and 17.1%), White (600 and 16.8%), and Asian (387 and 10.8%). The largest universities in Carson, CA by number of graduates are California State University-Dominguez Hills (3,377 and 94.4%), InterCoast Colleges-Carson (83 and 2.32%), and California Healing Arts College (80 and 2.24%). The most popular majors in Carson, CA are General Business Administration & Management (453 and 12.7%), General Psychology (288 and 8.05%), and Registered Nursing (205 and 5.73%). The median tuition costs in Carson, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carson, CA is $366,700, which is 1.79 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $351,000 to $366,700, a 4.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Carson, CA is 75.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Carson, CA have an average commute time of 26.4 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.


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