Select Census Data for Carson


  • Median Home Value: $341,200
  • Median Year Houses were Built: 1965
  • Total Housing Units: 25,598
  • Vacant Housing Units: 3.4%
  • Owner-occupied: 74.7%
  • Renter-occupied: 25.3%
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Population Data

  • Population: 92,475
  • Median Age: 37.2
  • Median Income: $71,420
  • Income per Capita: $23,622

Education Level of the Population

  • High School Education: 13.4%
  • College Education: 11.8%
  • Professional Education: 0.7%

Work Force

  • Total Work Force: 47,854
  • Number Employed: 85.3%
  • Number Unemployed: 14.6%


  • Homeowner Vacancy Rate: 0.9%
  • Owner-occupied units with a mortgage: 75.3%
  • Owner-occupied units without a mortgage: 24.7%

Rental Housing

  • Rental Vacancy Rate: 1.5%
  • Median Gross Rent: $1,388
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Quick Reference

Information about the city and real estate tools

City Address
701 E. Carson St.
Carson, CA
City Phone
310) 830-7600
Mayor and City Council
Meeting Agendas

The Carson City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday or the month. Council agendas and staff reports available here.

The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Planning Commission agendas are available here.

City Transfer Tax
County Transfer Tax
$0.275 for each $500.00 or fractional part thereof (CMC Sec. § 6201)
Inspection at Sale
Click here for the Residential Property Report
Building Report at Sale
Click here for the Residential Property Report
Business License for Agents
Special Development Restrictions
City-Mandated Deed Provisions
Home Improvement Programs

Signage Ordinances in Carson

A. One (1) unlighted real estate sign is permitted, not to exceed three (3) square feet in area and four (4) feet in height if on a straight stake or stakes or six (6) square feet in area and six (6) feet in height if on a colonial post.

B. Information may be printed on both sides of the sign, but it shall be restricted to the sale, lease or rental of the premises on which the sign is located.

C. Such sign shall be situated not less than ten (10) feet from the inside line of the sidewalk, or if there is no sidewalk, from the property line, except if the building setback on such premises is less than ten (10) feet, such sign shall be situated not less than one-half (1/2) the setback from the inside line of the sidewalk or property line.

D. Two (2) riders, not larger than six (6) by twenty-four (24) inches containing advertising matter pertinent to the premises, is permitted to be placed under the real estate advertising sign. Information may be printed on both sides of the riders.

E. Real estate advertising signs shall be removed from the premises at the close of escrow.

F. No more than five (5) lead-in signs, not to exceed four (4) square feet in area each, shall be permitted for a single or multi-unit development.

G. No more than four (4) real estate flags, pennants or banners, in any combination, shall be permitted per street frontage on single or multi-unit property being sold, leased or financed.

Open House Signs:

A. One (1) “open house” sign, not to exceed four (4) square feet in area, shall be permitted on the property.

B. All on-site flags, pennants, banners, “open house” signs, and all lead-in signs shall be permitted only between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and dusk; provided, that a representative of the real estate firm or the property owner is present at all times while such signage is displayed.

For Condominium Developments:

A. Only one (1) master post shall be permitted for all real estate advertising signs, open house signs, and riders.

B. The height of the master post shall not exceed eight (8) feet.

C. A placard not over two (2) square feet in area may be placed in the window of a residential building indicating a unit is available for sale, rent or lease.

Multiple Dwelling:

A. For each multiple dwelling or rooming house, or permitted agricultural use in the RA Zone, one (1) unlighted sign not exceeding six (6) square feet in area and four (4) feet in any dimension may be placed on the wall of the building providing it does not extend above or out from the front wall.

B. Sign may only indicate the name and address of the premises.

Printable version of sign ordinance available here

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Data, 2010-2014. This product uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau. For more recent housing data, see SBAOR's monthly releases of market statistics at