Income/capita 6%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 17%
IndexWest CarsonCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$27,986$31,458$29,829
Median household income$67,562$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,359$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,081$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$37,051$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$33,397$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Carson is 6% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Carson is 22% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Carson is 17% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Carson is 25% lower than the national average

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      West Carson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.6%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector14.6%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services2.9%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services13.8%14.7%
      Public administration6.7%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.0%4.4%
      Education, health & social services13.4%36.9%

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      West Carson, CA21,929$67,56222%

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      Source: The West Carson, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).