Life in Carson, Nevada

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Carson, Nevada? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Carson?
Matthew Johnson reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Decently large snowstorms in the winter, but mostly temperate. Gets very cold in the middle of winter and very hot in the middle of summer. Windy sometimes, but mostly not. High desert, so days with precipitation are few and far between.Crime is substantial. I have witnessed a car chase down 395, and when I worked in Walmart in South Carson we would see cops coming and going and telling us to stay put at least once a week. I have heard about major drug busts occasionally in the paper and oft times cars pulled over in front of the Walmart would end with the driver being put in the back of Cop cars.South Carson shopping center and Sunridge estates are the nicest parts of town. There are a lot of hispanics living near Carson high off Stewart Street and in Indian Hills, in South carson, west of 395. Mostly Whites overall in the whole town. Downtown, in the north most stretch of Main Street is also pretty nice: it has all of the Capitol buildings and nice parks with cool Shops and Caf's. The neighborhood around Nye street in north carson is average, full of blue collar workers.The young do not have much place in Carson city, there is only one high school, and all neighboring high schools hate them, including my own. There are many old people, many come to retire in Carson. Any interested in mining or Political Science, this is a great place, all other careers I can't imagine this town not being a dead end (there is a large GE plant in the town neighboring south, so maybe engineers?)
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSchoolsSingle life
Good, if you like quirky hipster cafes and shops. South carson shopping center is your best bet for brand name stores (best buy, target, home depot, walmart, petco, loses, etc)Red hut, Res 395 Bar and Grill, there's a Chevy's and a Chili's. Other than that, nothing to stand out.Iffy. I did not attend them, but i visited occasionally for sports or to take tests. Carson High is new and nice from what i have seen but, many of the students are petty and like to vandalize to the point where they are no longer allowed to go into the parking lot during school.low. There are a few 18-30 year olds attending WNC in north carson, But other than that, you would have a better chance in Reno.
Noisetown comparison vs.Best hospitalTourist attractions
Highways 395 and 50 can be loud, but are easy to get away from.Gardnerville/Minden neighbors Carson to the south, but is much smaller. Though it is smaller, it has a higher water table and is greener. The people are nicer, and there are beautiful sierra Nevada mountains instead of big hills of dirt covered in sagebrush. There a few nice golf courses in carson, with Sunridge being the nicest, but there is also Oak something and east valley. The Genoa Lakes course and Genoa Resort course are both better.Carso-tahoe Medical center. Surprisingly good, known for cardiology center. My neighbor was head of OBGYN there, and he is a great guy.If you like golfing, Sunridge Golf course. If not, go to Tahoe, its the nicest place in 500 miles in any direction.
General comments   
The town feels old and like it needs renovation in some places. I have lived in the neighboring town for almost 15 years, and the most we see of Carson is driving through it to Reno. If I had to select a town to live in, this city would unfortunately be near the bottom of the list. There is not a great opportunity for education or career advancement, or for singles.   
Carson, Nevada population: 55274

How many black people live in Carson? How many white people?
Number of White People44807Percentage of White people81.1%
Number of Black People1297Percentage of Black people2.3%
Number of Hispanic People12020Percentage of Hispanic people21.7%
Number of Asian People1882Percentage of Asian people3.4%
Number of American Indian People1894Percentage of American Indian people3.4%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Carson, Nevada

Percent college grads: 21.6%
Percent grad school grads: 9%
Unemployment rate: 12.9
Median house value: 270500
Median income: 52067

How many singles in Carson?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
410230221.36men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
157413851.14men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
197413071.51men for each woman

Weather History for Carson, Nevada

Carson, Nevada Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0000827159577621
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Carson, Nevada?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year249810
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year00044494349535572

How many hot humid days a year does Carson, Nevada have?
How many cloudy days a year does Carson, Nevada have?
How many sunny days a year does Carson, Nevada have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Carson, Nevada have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year004474247160378478

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.