Income/capita 16%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 48%
Income per capita$25,183$31,458$29,829
Median household income$73,829$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$82,233$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$51,372$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$33,077$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$30,070$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Carson is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Carson is 33% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Carson is 48% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Carson is 25% lower than the national average

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      Carson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.4%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector15.4%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services14.1%13.2%
      Public administration2.7%4.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.7%5.3%
      Education, health & social services15.6%37.0%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
      Carson, CA92,780$73,82933%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hesperia, CA92,664$46,44616%
      Lawrence, KS92,611$47,93813%
      Rio Rancho, NM92,966$62,63713%
      Sandy, UT93,141$83,52751%
      Orem, UT93,220$56,3762%
      Carson, CA92,780$73,82933%
      Source: The Carson, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).