Carson straddles across 19.15 sq. miles and according to the most recent estimates has a population of 92,599. The population density of Carson is consistent with the average density of both the South Bay region and the County of Los Angeles. The city features a highly eclectic community. The community is one of the most highly diverse in South Bay and the County of Los Angeles.
Carson enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean Climate but with comparatively cool temperatures because the city is only 6-8 miles away from the Pacific Ocean. The city experiences fog during the mornings of June, which gives way by noon time. The temperature throughout the year across various seasons ranges from 78 degrees F. to 45 degrees F. The rainfall is scanty yet just enough to prevent the land from going arid. Carson is pleasantly sunny on most days of the year.
Carson is served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. It has 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools. Besides, there are Caroldale Learning Community and Magnolia Science Academy-3. Although the California Academy of Mathematics and Science is run by the Long Beach Unified School District, it is situated in Carson CA.
Carson has 17 parks and recreational facilities. They are equipped with amphitheaters, wading pools, swimming pools, picnic areas, children’s play area, snack bars, and restrooms. Moreover, to support the budding sportsmen in the community, the parks have lighted fields for Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Frisbee Golf and Skating. The Stevenson Park, Dominguez Park, Dolphin Park, and Carson Park are some of the largest and well-developed parks in the city. Carson is close to Redondo Beach and Long Beach. The beaches are just 20 minutes drive away from the city.
Carson has a decent amount of industrial development. A major proportion of the working population, almost 27%, is engaged in sales and office administration. Transportation, material moving and the manufacturing sector is the second major segment of employment, providing work for 17% of the people. With 11% people working in the area of business and financial management firms, it has become the third largest source of employment. The healthcare and its ancillaries together provide jobs to 10.37% of the people. The rest of the population belongs to the education, legal services, law enforcement, entertainment, social services, food and beverages, engineering sector etc.
The major employers in Carson are PepsiCo, Pacific Bell, Confectionary giant See’s Candy Shop Inc., Consumer foods manufacturer General Mills, Xerox Corporation, Mag Aerospace Industries, SOURCECORP Bps Inc., Huck International Inc. and Grocery chain Bristol Farms.
Personalities from the entertainment industry like Forest Whitaker, Brandy Norwood, and Dr. Dre have lived in Carson during their childhood. Athletes like Bob Whitefield, Wesley Walker, Antwuan Dixon, Brett Young, and Ekene Ibekwe have also lived in Carson.