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 61,762 at the 2010 census, up from 49,742 at the 2000 census.
Carmichael is located at 38°38′22″N 121°19′17″W / 38.63944°N 121.32139°W / 38.63944; -121.32139 (38.639431, -121.321348). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 13.8 square miles (35.7 km2), of which, 13.5 square miles (35.0 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (1.92%) is water.
There have been several subsurface releases of hazardous materials in Carmichael.