Carmichael is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. It is a suburb in the Greater Sacramento metropolitan area. The population was 61,762 at the 2010 census. Carmichael is located at 383822N1211917W / 38.63944N 121.32139W / 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 (36km2), of which, 13.5 square miles (35km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78km2) of it (1.92%) is water.