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Welcome to Carson ...

The city of Carson is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

When the people of Carson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Carsonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carson has a population of 91,394 people<3> (see below for details).

Carson was incorporated February 20, 1968.

The community of Carson is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Carson lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Carson: (310) and (424)<5>

The ZIP codes for Carson: 90745-90747, 90749, 90810, 90895<6>

Websites for Carson ...

Official Website: www.ci.carson.ca.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carson had an population of 91,394 people. This is a decrease of 0.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carson had a population of 91,714 people. This makes Carson the county's 18th most populous community.

The population of Carson represents 0.25% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 91,714 people, the population of Carson increased 2.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 89,730 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carson.

Communities Also Named Carson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Carson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carson.

Communities near Carson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carson.

  • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Angeles
    • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Carson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,979,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Angeles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Angeles<8>
  • Long Beach [Los Angeles County]
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    • Long Beach [Los Angeles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Carson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 462,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<8>
  • Downey [Los Angeles County]
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    • Downey [Los Angeles County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Carson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 111,126 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey<8>
  • Inglewood [Los Angeles County]
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    • Inglewood [Los Angeles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Carson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 108,151 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inglewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inglewood<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwalk [Los Angeles County]
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      • Norwalk [Los Angeles County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Carson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 103,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<8>
    • South Gate [Los Angeles County]
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      • South Gate [Los Angeles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Carson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Gate<8>
    • Westminster [Orange County]
    • Santa Monica [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Monica
      • Santa Monica [Los Angeles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Carson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,401 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Monica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Monica<8>
    • Hawthorne [Los Angeles County]
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      • Hawthorne [Los Angeles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Carson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawthorne<8>
    • Whittier [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittier
      • Whittier [Los Angeles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Carson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whittier<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carson. See our Newspapers Page for Carson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carson ...

Looking for more information about Carson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carson.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carson: www.ci.carson.ca.us/

The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Carson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Carson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (424) is an overlay for area code (310).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Carson includes: 90745, 90746, 90749, 90810 & 90895.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8317, Longitude: -118.2875    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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