About Carson, California

Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Carson is located on the eastern shore of San Pedro Bay in Southern California and is primarily an industrial town. Carson has a population of around 92,000 people. Dr. David Carson founded Carson in 1869 as a 100-acre tract that would later become part of the United States Military Reservation Santa Anita during World War II. The city’s name comes from one of its founders – Kit Carson (1809-1868). He was an American frontiersman who made many expeditions to what became present-day Arizona and New Mexico with his friend John C Fremont (1784-1856). Learn more here.

Carson is a city located in the Carson Valley, between Lake Tahoe and Reno. Carson sits at an elevation of about 1500 feet above sea level. Carson’s population was 15,575 people, as recorded by the 2010 census, which gives it one of the smallest populations among California cities. Carson has come to be known for its picturesque setting with mountains on either side, Lake Almanor off in the distance, and downtown Carson City just minutes away via highway 395 or State Route 44/SR 207 interchange. Learn more about What Makes Lakewood, California Special.

Despite being surrounded by some of America’s most scenic landscapes, Carson City itself does not have any national parks within its limits, but it offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.