Carmichael is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 49,742 at the 2000 census.
Carmichael is located at(38.639431, -121.321348). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28.2 km2), of which, 10.8 square miles (27.9 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (1.01%) is water.
There have been several subsurface releases of hazardous materials in Carmichael.
As of the census of 2000, there were 49,742 people, 20,631 households, and 13,224 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,622.2 people per square mile (1,784.9/km2). There were 21,383 housing units at an average density of 1,987.0/sq mi (767.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.61% White, 2.69% African American, 0.83% Native American, 3.58% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 2.09% from other races, and 3.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.99% of the population.
There were 20,631 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,041, and the median income for a family was $59,002. Males had a median income of $40,435 versus $32,265 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,811. About 6.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Carmichael is located in the 1st and 6th Senate Districts, represented by Republican Dave Cox and Democrat Darrell Steinberg respectively, and in the 5th and 10th Assembly Districts, represented by Republican Roger Niello and Democrat Alyson Huber respectively. Federally, Carmichael is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7 and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.