Carson, CA Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Carson, CA Housing Market Trends

With a population of 91,394, 25,211 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $557,448, real estate costs in Carson are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Carson, accounting for 69.59% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Carson include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.78%), mobile homes or trailers ( 8.87%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 7.22%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Carson. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 72.48% of Carson's homes, and 66.76% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Carson's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 63.84% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Carson include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 26.19%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 6.76%). There's also some housing in Carson built before 1939 ( 3.21%).

Carson Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Carson has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Carson real estate appreciated 104.23% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 7.40%, putting Carson in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Carson definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Carson's appreciation rate, at 9.17%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Carson's appreciation rate has been 3.18%, which annualizes to a rate of 13.34%.

Relative to California, our data show that Carson's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Carson differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Carson - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Carson real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$557,448

Carson, CA HOME PRICES

> $1,288,000
0.8%
0.8%
$966,001 - $1,288,000
2.0%
2.0%
$644,001 - $966,000
33.4%
33.4%
$515,001 - $644,000
29.8%
29.8%
$387,001 - $515,000
15.9%
15.9%
$257,001 - $387,000
6.0%
6.0%
$129,001 - $257,000
5.5%
5.5%
$64,001 - $129,000
4.1%
4.1%
$0 - $64,000
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

Average for CA

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
25,211

Carson Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
200.08% 5.24%
10
10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$2,485 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
72.5%
72.5%
Renters
27.5%
27.5%
Vacant
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
6.8%
6.8%
1970 - 1999
26.2%
26.2%
1940 - 1969
63.8%
63.8%
1939 or Older
3.2%
3.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
69.6%
69.6%
Townhomes
7.2%
7.2%
Small Apt. Buildings
3.5%
3.5%
Apt. Complexes
10.8%
10.8%
Mobile Homes
8.9%
8.9%
Other
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
0.7%
0.7%
1 Bedroom
5.7%
5.7%
2 Bedrooms
22.3%
22.3%
3 Bedrooms
42.0%
42.0%
4 Bedrooms
24.7%
24.7%
5 or more bedrooms
4.6%
4.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES