City Council Share Print Carson is a vibrant city with a small town atmosphere where relationships are important. This is clearly visible throughout the community, from stable single family neighborhoods, which make up nearly eighty percent of the city's residences, to the partnership between business and volunteer driven agencies which strengthen the city's remarkable social fabric. The social composition of Carson is California in miniature. It is a city with a balanced ethnic and cultural mix living together in harmony and prosperity. The community takes pride in the large percentage of Carson students who attend college, many to California State University, Dominguez Hills, a valuable asset to our city. Carson's strategic position in the heart of the powerful economic engine which is Southern California attracts international corporations which recognize the city's bright future. The City's proximity to the West Coast's two major ports, as well its intersection by four Southland freeways, makes it a major gateway to the Pacific Rim. We, the people who live and work in Carson, take pride in our city and will continue to build relationships which ensure that future.