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City of Carson

Seal of the City of Carson

General Law city
Incorporated: February 20, 1968
City Hall: 701 E Carson St, Carson, California 90745
City Telephone: (310) 830-7600
Website: http://ci.carson.ca.us
Population (2010 Census):
91,714 (2000 Census: 89,730; 1990 Census: 83,995). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 4,898.2 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 13.8% (2000 Census: 10.7%; 1990 Census: 8.0%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 24.0% (2000 Census: 28.4%; 1990 Census: 27.3%)
Land Area: 18.72 square miles (48.50 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.24 square miles (0.63 square kilometers)

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City Government Officials

Named after George Henry Carson who married one of the daughters of prominent landowner Don Manuel Dominguez, owner of the land. Carson managed the rancho after his father-in-law’s death. The name Carson is said to have been chosen over Dominguez due to ease of spelling.

City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.

Map showing location of the City of Carson