West Carson, California

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West Carson is a census-designated place (CDP) in Los Angeles County, California, USA. The population was 21,138 at the time the 2000 census was enumerated. The ZIP Codes serving the community are 90502, which is addressed to Torrance and 90710, which is addressed to Harbor City.[1]



West Carson is located at 33°49′35″N 118°17′33″W / 33.82639°N 118.2925°W / 33.82639; -118.2925 (33.826266, -118.292534),[2] or about two miles (3 km) west of Carson.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.9 km² (2.3 mi²), all land.

The north to south boundary of this unincorporated area is 190th Street to Lomita Boulevard; the west to east boundary is Normandie Avenue to the Harbor Freeway (Interstate 110).

The incorporated City of Los Angeles area Harbor Gateway (from Western Avenue to Normandie) lies west of West Carson, and the incorporated city of Carson lies east of the Harbor Freeway from West Carson.

Government and infrastructure

The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, has a Torrance postal address, but it is located in West Carson.[4][5]

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