The City of Carson is in Southern California, about 16 miles south of downtown Los Angeles with an estimated population of 89,730, in the region known as the South Bay, in LA County. 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. 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.