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City of Carson

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General Law city
Incorporated: February 20, 1968
City Hall: 701 E Carson St, Carson, California 90745
Website: ci.carson.ca.us
Population (2020 Census): 95,558 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 18.7%
Population Density (2020 Census): 5,101.6 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 27,699
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.4
Land Area: 18.73 square miles (48.51 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.24 square miles (0.61 square kilometers)
Total Area: 18.97 square miles (49.13 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.840367 -118.249574

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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.

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