Located just 16 miles outside of the star-studded city of Los Angeles, Carson provides residents of Southern California a nice break from busy city life and is close to some of the state's most famous beaches. The 2010 U.S. Census states the population was 91,714 and which grew 2.2 percent between 2000 and 2010 while the overall population of California spiked 10 percent.
Between 2006 and 2010, the Census shows there were 25,705 total housing units in Carson with a 96.9 percent occupancy rate. The number of homes occupied by owners was 18,982 with a median value of $422,100 while the median monthly rent was $1,190. Around 81 percent of households in Carson were made up of families. Additionally, owner-occupants accounted for 76.8 percent of homes while 23.2 percent of residents were renters.
The 2010 Census listed the median age of residents of Carson as around 38 years old, and 24 percent of the population was under 18 years of age while 13.8 percent of residents were older than 65.