City of Compton Demographics

Date of Incorporation: May 14, 1888
Compton was the 7th City to be incorporated in Los Angeles County.

The original town was comprised of 2,250 acres.

Elevation: 60-75 Feet Above Sea Level 
Geographic Area: 10.2 square miles (6,514 acres)

General Plan Update December 3, 1991

Population estimate for 2017:    97,612

Population, 2010 Census:   96,455

 

Age and Sex

Persons under 5 years:   7.5%

Persons under 18 years:   29.3%

Persons 65 years and over:   8.7%

Female persons:   50.9%

 

Race and Origin

Hispanic or Latino:   66.8%

Black or African American alone:   30.9%

Two or More Races:   1.6%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino:   1.1%

Asian alone:   1.0%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone:   0.4%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone:   0.2%

Population Characteristics

Veterans, 2013-2017:   1,624

Foreign born persons, 2013-2017:   30.5%

Housing

Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017:   54.3%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017:   $ 287,300

Median gross rent, 2013-2017:   $ 1,139

Families & Living Arrangements

Households, 2013-2017:   23,657

Persons per household, 2013-2017:   4.11

Language other than English spoken at home, persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017:   62.3%

 

Computer and Internet Use

Households with a computer, 2013-2017:   83.9%

Households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2013-2017:   67.8%

 

Education

High school graduate or higher, persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017:   60.9%

Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017:   8.2%

 

Health

With a disability, under age 65 years, 2013-2017:   8.9%

Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years:   17.6%

 

Economy

In civilian labor force, age 16 years+, 2013-2017:   60.4%

In civilian labor force, female, age 16 years+, 2013-2017:   52.9%

Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012:   $ 77,642,000

Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012:   $ 63,984,000

Total manufacturers shipments, 2012:   $ 1,184,226,000

Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012:   $ 1,584,852,000

Total retail sales, 2012:   $ 368,756,000

Total retail sales per capita, 2012   $ 3,780

 

Transportation

Travel time to work, workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017:   30.3 minutes

 

Income & Poverty

Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017:   $ 48,117

Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017:   $ 15,485

Persons in poverty:   23.0%

Businesses

All firms, 2012:   8,106

Men-owned firms, 2012:   3,617

Women-owned firms, 2012:   3,919

Minority-owned firms, 2012:   7,441

Nonminority-owned firms, 2012:   466

Veteran-owned firms, 2012:   554

Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012:   7,331

Geography

Population per square mile, 2010:   9,633.9

Land area in square miles, 2010:   10.01

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