City of Carson Vicinity

The City of Carson is in Southern California, about 16 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, in the region known as the South Bay. Carson is bordered by the city of Long Beach on the east, and the city of Torrance on the west. The Los Angeles harbor is a few miles to the south of Carson; California's famous coastline and beaches are about 6 miles to the west of Carson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Carson has a total area of 19.0 square miles (49 km2). 18.7 square miles (48 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.29%) is water.


Carson is served by 3 different freeways:

  1. The Harbor (110) Freeway (which runs between the Los Angeles Harbor and downtown L.A.)

  2. The San Diego (405) Freeway (which runs from Orange County up through the San Fernando Valley)

  3. The Artesia (91) Freeway, which runs from Redondo Beach east to Riverside County.

In addition to these three freeways, which actually pass through the city, Carson is also served by two other nearby freeways: the Long Beach (710) Freeway and the new Century (105) Freeway, in addition to the Union Pacific Railroad and the nearby Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.


Carson is extraordinarily located just 5 miles North of Long Beach Airport and only 12 miles South of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).


Carson's near-coastal location provides for an ideal climate year-round. The winters are mild and the summers are cooled by a pleasant sea breeze.

Average Maximum Temperature: 70.7 degrees
Average Minimum Temperature: 50.5 degrees.
Mean Temperature: 60.6 degrees.
Average Annual Rainfall: 12.8 inches.
Prevailing Wind: Westerly, at 11 mph.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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