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Population in 2012: 97,559 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 

Males: 46,997  (48.2%)
Females: 50,562  (51.8%)

Median resident age:  26.9 years
California median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 90059, 90221, 90222, 90262, 90805.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,060 (it was $31,819 in 2000)
Compton:

$41,060
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,435

Compton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $233,600 (it was $135,700 in 2000)
Compton:

$233,600
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $370,999; Detached houses: $376,727; Townhouses or other attached units: $372,147; In 2-unit structures: $383,844; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,052; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $383,588; Mobile homes: $139,455

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,006.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 90220, 90221, 90222.

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  • Hispanic - 64,508 (66.1%)
  • Black alone - 29,938 (30.7%)
  • White alone - 1,131 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 671 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 524 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 267 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 337 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 184 (0.2%)

Races in Compton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Compton: 128.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (5.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 66 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 9,627 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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For population 25 years and over in Compton:

  • High school or higher: 64.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 20.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Compton city:

  • Never married: 47.3%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

27,774 residents are foreign born (28.5% Latin America).

This city:  29.6%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 226 registered sex offenders living in Compton, California as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Compton to the number of sex offenders is 432 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,734 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,214 (0.6%)

Compton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Long Beach, CA (7.5 miles , pop. 461,522).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (15.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: East Rancho Dominguez, CA (1.3 miles ), East Compton, CA (1.3 miles ), Willowbrook, CA (1.5 miles ), Lynwood, CA (1.5 miles ), West Compton, CA (1.5 miles ), West Rancho Dominguez, CA (1.6 miles ), Paramount, CA (1.8 miles ), South Gate, CA (1.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $86,600
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2005: 121 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2008: 144 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2010: 34 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $107,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $245,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.90 N, Longitude: 118.23 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Hub City

Daytime population change due to commuting: -32,759 (-33.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,228 (12.9%)

Compton household income distribution Compton home values distribution

Property values in Compton, CA


 

Crime rates in Compton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 45465243396539372836251721
per 100,000 47.448.353.644.540.267.140.438.529.638.426.617.421.4
Rapes 38523741284050424836254533
per 100,000 40.054.638.242.528.941.351.843.850.838.426.646.133.7
Robberies 544641482444466474534466595509477380428
per 100,000 573.2673.1497.3459.8480.7489.3553.3485.5629.5542.2507.9389.4436.5
Assaults 8981,2171,2391,0211,0311,1521,0491,0781,067876800625736
per 100,000 946.31277.91278.31057.41063.51189.21086.81123.01128.9933.2851.8640.4750.6
Burglaries 1,098858738548611638578636896768847800574
per 100,000 1157.0901.0761.4567.5630.3658.6598.8662.6948.0818.1901.9819.8585.4
Thefts 1,4441,5571,1889919679719311,0341,4091,3551,2231,2021,006
per 100,000 1521.61635.01225.71026.3997.51002.3964.61077.21490.71443.51302.21231.71025.9
Auto thefts 8718987948019681,0069021,1351,028928714863819
per 100,000 917.8943.0819.2829.5998.51038.5934.51182.41087.6988.6760.3884.3835.2
Arson 351331361361109199829591413940
per 100,000 36.9139.7140.3140.8113.593.9102.685.4100.596.943.740.040.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 728.4830.2735.8641.6646.6746.7684.3690.1753.3673.9593.7511.6517.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Compton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

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Compton, California accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

18.4%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,068 (+3.4%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Compton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Compton city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1966, a category F2 tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Compton-area historical earthquake activity is above California state average. It is 2726% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from Compton center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 26.9 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from Compton center
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 36.1 miles away from the city center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Los Angeles County (51) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 34, Floods: 14, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Compton topographic map

Birthplace of: Brandon Jennings - Basketball player, Dr. Dre - African hip hop producer and rapper, Suge Knight - (born 1965), record producer, Krist Novoselic - (born 1966), a musician of Nirvana (band), Alex Acker - NBA player (Detroit Pistons, born: Jan 21, 1983), Dave Scott (choreographer) - Hip-hop choreographer and talent developer, DeLawrence Grant - 2005 NFL player (Oakland Raiders, born: Nov 18, 1979), DeMar DeRozan - Basketball player, B.G. Knocc Out - Rapper., DeVon Walker - Football player.

Main business address for: ARDEN GROUP INC (RETAIL-GROCERY STORES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Compton:

  • GATEWAY PLAZA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1580 W. ROSECRANS AVENUE)
  • MOBILE DIALYSIS SERVICES, INC. (COMPTON) (Dialysis Facility, 801 W. COMPTON BLVD.)
  • RAYMOND HOUSE (Hospital, 709 RAYMOND STREET)
  • SUTTER HOUSE (Hospital, 711 RAYMOND STREET)
  • VILLA MARIA ELENA HEALTHCARE C (Nursing Home, 2309 N SANTA FE AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Compton, CA

Airports located in Compton:

Amtrak stations near Compton:

  • 9 miles: LONG BEACH (601 N. LONG BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: SAN PEDRO (CATALINA TERMINAL, BERTH 95) - Bus Station . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 12 miles: LOS ANGELES (800 N. ALAMEDA ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.gatewaycog.org/COMPTON

Colleges/Universities in Compton:

  • El Camino College-Compton Center (Full-time enrollment: 1,884; Location: 1111 East Artesia Blvd.; Public; Website: www.compton.edu)
  • Universal College of Beauty Inc (FT enrollment: 85; Location: 718 West Compton Blvd; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Compton:

  • California State University-Dominguez Hills (about 3 miles; Carson, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,354)
  • El Camino Community College District (about 7 miles; Torrance, CA; FT enrollment: 8,521)
  • United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus (about 7 miles; Huntington Park, CA; FT enrollment: 9,540)
  • Long Beach City College (about 7 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 9,070)
  • Wyotech-Long Beach (about 8 miles; Long Beach, CA; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Cerritos College (about 8 miles; Norwalk, CA; FT enrollment: 6,782)
  • Los Angeles Harbor College (about 9 miles; Wilmington, CA; FT enrollment: 2,812)

Biggest public high schools in Compton:

Private high schools in Compton:

  • EKO MULTIPURPOSE CENTER INC (Students: 65; Location: 403 S SANTA FE AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • JAMES ACADEMICS & DEVELOPMENT CORP (Students: 28; Location: 1901 W REEVE ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FREEMAN ENRICHMENT CENTER (Students: 12; Location: 1330 S LONG BEACH BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Compton:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Compton:

  • OPTIMAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 348; Location: 1300 E PALMER ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORY SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 601 E PALMER ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST ALBERT THE GREAT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 823 E COMPTON BLVD; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • ST ALBERT THE GREAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 804 E COMPTON BLVD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • WONDERLAND ANGELS EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 160; Location: 15208 S AVALON BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST TIMOTHYS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 312 S OLEANDER AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NEW BEGINNINGS ACADEMY (Students: 62; Location: 2038 E COMPTON BLVD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION NURSERY SCHOOL K-8 (Students: 56; Location: 440 S SANTA FE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WONDERLAND ANGELS EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 48; Location: 15208 AVALON BLVD; Grades: PK - TK)
  • PROGRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER (Students: 36; Location: 302 N LONG BEACH BLVD; Grades: UG - UG; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Compton, School District: COMPTON UNIFIED

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Roman Catholic Church in Compton: Sacred Heart Church, 1720 N. Culver Avenue, Compton, CA 90222
  • Local government website: http://www.comptoncity.org/

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Notable locations in Compton: Compton Par Three Golf Course (A), East Rancho Dominguez Branch Los Angeles County Public Library (B), Compton Branch County of Los Angeles Public Library (C), Cressey Park Fire Station (D), Medreach Ambulance Service Rancho Dominguez (E), Angeles Abbey Mausoleum (F), Compton Sheriffs Station (G), City of Compton Fire Department Station 4 (H), City of Compton Fire Department Station 3 (I), City of Compton Fire Department Station 2 (J), City of Compton Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Compton Towne Center Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Compton include: Calvary Bible Church of Compton (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), First Lutheran Church (C), Grace Covenant Church (D), Love and Unity Church of God in Christ (E), Martin Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (F), Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church (G), Saint Peters United Methodist Church (H), Nehemiah Missionary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Compton include: Oak Avenue Playground (1), South Park (2), Burrel McDonald Park (3), Wilson Park (4), Tragview Park (5), Doctor Walter R Tucker Park (6), East Rancho Dominguez County Park (7), Ellerman Park (8), Gonzales Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Amenities Service Company (905 N Thorson Ave).

 
Los Angeles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 47.6. This is significantly worse than average.
City:

47.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.0906. This is significantly worse than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0906
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.426. This is worse than average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.426
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.930. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.930
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 20.1. This is significantly worse than average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.1
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 24.5. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 31.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

31.9
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 14.9. This is significantly worse than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.9
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.6%
(19.4% for Black residents, 34.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.4% for other race residents)

Average household size:
This city:  4.2 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  83.5%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Compton, CA

People in group quarters in Compton in 2010:

  • 244 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 140 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 120 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 104 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Compton in 2000:

  • 270 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 184 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 53 people in other group homes
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Compton compared to California state average:

Compton, California environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Compton (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: East Compton Branch at 518 South Long Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1962/06/15; Gateway Towne Center at 242 Towne Center Drive, branch established on 2008/03/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Compton Gateway Plaza Branch at 1902 W. Rosecrans Ave, branch established on 2005/03/28; Compton Town Center at 1625 South Alameda Street, branch established on 2007/12/10. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • OneUnited Bank: E. Compton Blvd Branch at 205 E. Compton Boulevard, branch established on 1973/01/01. Info updated 2008/10/08: Bank assets: $562.4 mil, Deposits: $319.5 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices
  • Bank of the West: Compton Branch at 1701 North Long Beach Boulevard, branch established on 1959/06/12. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Compton travel time to work - commute


Compton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • No fuel used (12%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Compton city (based on Los Angeles County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.08%
Here58.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchMuslim Estimate
Adherents68.8%10.2%2.0%1.8%1.7%
Congregations6.9%5.0%7.7%5.9%1.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents1.3%1.3%1.2%1.0%10.7%
Congregations5.2%0.3%6.4%4.4%57.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2,084
Los Angeles County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 32
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 567
Los Angeles County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,206
Los Angeles County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7,008
Here:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Los Angeles County:

20.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.6%
State:

17.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 28$121,482$52,0640$0
Other Government Administration 46$226,401$59,0619$28,483
Judicial and Legal 11$83,284$90,8550$0
Police - Other 28$101,386$43,4510$0
Firefighters 73$532,215$87,4870$0
Fire - Other 5$21,784$52,2820$0
Streets and Highways 74$319,653$51,8360$0
Health 4$14,274$42,8220$0
Parks and Recreation 35$76,215$26,1318$8,708
Housing and Community Development(Local) 15$68,224$54,5790$0
Water Supply 43$131,859$36,7980$0
Other and Unallocable 26$114,422$52,8100$0
Totals for Government 388$1,811,199$56,01617$37,191

Compton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $4,252,000 ($43.58)
    Regular Highways: $1,141,000 ($11.70)
    Transit Utilities: $993,000 ($10.18)
    Water Utilities: $363,000 ($3.72)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $17,805,000 ($182.50)
    Financial Administration: $15,165,000 ($155.44)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,798,000 ($131.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,263,000 ($84.70)
    Central Staff Services: $7,987,000 ($81.87)
    Regular Highways: $6,942,000 ($71.16)
    Water Utilities: $5,965,000 ($61.14)
    General - Other: $3,666,000 ($37.58)
    Transit Utilities: $2,242,000 ($22.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,704,000 ($17.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,420,000 ($14.56)
    Health - Other: $949,000 ($9.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $700,000 ($7.18)
    Sewerage: $198,000 ($2.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,735,000 ($48.53)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $13,090,000 ($134.18)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,312,000 ($23.70)
    Police Protection: $99,000 ($1.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $73,000 ($0.75)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,139,000 ($319.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($0.39)

Compton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,592,000 ($88.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,217,000 ($43.23)
    All Other: $3,052,000 ($31.28)
    Sewerage: $1,055,000 ($10.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000 ($0.92)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($0.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $10,660,000 ($109.27)
    All Other: $1,565,000 ($16.04)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($0.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $934,000 ($9.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $4,601,000 ($47.16)
    Interest Earnings: $2,399,000 ($24.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,848,000 ($18.94)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,412,000 ($14.47)
    Rents: $947,000 ($9.71)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,145,000 ($73.24)
    Transit Utilities: $22,000 ($0.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $10,468,000 ($107.30)
    Highways: $1,768,000 ($18.12)
    All Other: $1,724,000 ($17.67)
    Transit Utilities: $167,000 ($1.71)
  • Tax - Property: $30,525,000 ($312.89)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,821,000 ($141.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,837,000 ($100.83)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,173,000 ($22.27)
    Other License: $758,000 ($7.77)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $483,000 ($4.95)
    Other Selective Sales: $226,000 ($2.32)

Compton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $101,854,000 ($1044.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $95,743,000 ($981.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,111,000 ($62.64)

Compton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,031,000 ($195.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,269,000 ($310.26)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,704,000 ($242.97)

3.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.22%
California average:

5.75%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,038 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.14%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, CA  0.46% ($46,009 average AGI)
from San Bernardino County, CA  0.30% ($37,904)
from San Diego County, CA  0.15% ($41,486)


4.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.58%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($782 average AGI)
Los Angeles County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Bernardino County, CA  0.64% ($39,463 average AGI)
to Orange County, CA  0.60% ($54,756)
to Riverside County, CA  0.35% ($50,596)

Strongest AM radio stations in Compton:

  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTX (1390 AM; 5 kW; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: HI-FAVOR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBLA (1580 AM; 50 kW; SANTA MONICA, CA)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMX (1190 AM; 25 kW; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KRLA (870 AM; 20 kW; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Compton:

  • KBUE (105.5 FM; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: LBI RADIO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZLA-FM (93.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KKBT (100.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KPWR (105.9 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLSX (97.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUSC (91.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KKLA-FM (99.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRTH-FM (101.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • K212FA (90.3 FM; TEMPLE CITY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOST (103.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLVE (107.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLVE-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIIS-FM (102.7 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPCC (89.3 FM; PASADENA, CA; Owner: PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KHHT (92.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBIG-FM (104.3 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLAX-FM (97.9 FM; EAST LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLAX LICENSING, INC.)
  • KMZT-FM (105.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: MOUNT WILSON FM BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Compton:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KCBS-TV (Channel 2; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTLA-TV (Channel 5; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTLA INC.)
  • KABC-TV (Channel 7; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ABC HOLDING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCAL-TV (Channel 9; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF LOS ANGELES LLC)
  • KNBC (Channel 4; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (KNBC-TV), INC.)
  • KMEX-TV (Channel 34; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KMEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KAZA-TV (Channel 54; AVALON, CA; Owner: PAPPAS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE LLC)
  • KDOC-TV (Channel 56; ANAHEIM, CA; Owner: GOLDEN ORANGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOCE-TV (Channel 50; HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES, COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KSCI (Channel 18; LONG BEACH, CA; Owner: KSLS, INC.)
  • KXLA (Channel 44; RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA; Owner: RANCHO PALOS VERDES BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCET (Channel 28; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)
  • KFTR (Channel 46; ONTARIO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA LOS ANGELES LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Compton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 59
Total length: 605 meters (1,985ft)
Total costs: $140,432,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,066,885
Total average daily truck traffic: 420,310

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 7
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 16
  • 1980-1989: 11
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Compton, CA



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED525$194,398152$144,235311$183,17521$88,4006$429,17384$140,6804$37,308
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED60$196,45429$171,92091$198,7044$16,9780$015$199,4452$57,900
APPLICATIONS DENIED164$199,58672$141,228448$220,53944$81,3350$065$160,47111$49,655
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN109$196,46753$122,284139$198,27720$125,0640$030$147,4031$32,290
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS34$192,98519$152,99974$235,5103$106,1130$019$169,3840$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 25 tracts in Compton, CA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$172,8304$236,1500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED29$232,3622$265,8501$526,190
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$193,5453$218,1371$215,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$200,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$228,4101$503,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 2


Most common first names in Compton, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James41867.2 years
John34869.3 years
Mary32973.9 years
William32271.0 years
Willie31868.7 years
Robert29368.3 years
Charles18266.9 years
George17572.3 years
Joseph14770.3 years
Maria14372.0 years
Most common last names in Compton, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams34367.0 years
Johnson32870.5 years
Smith30269.2 years
Jones25568.1 years
Brown21066.7 years
Jackson17570.7 years
Davis17468.3 years
Thomas12565.0 years
Taylor12468.4 years
Moore12467.1 years
Businesses in Compton, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1McDonald's4
7-Eleven2Nike4
AT&T1Panda Express2
AutoZone3Payless2
Baskin-Robbins1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Popeyes1
Burlington Coat Factory1RadioShack1
CVS2Rite Aid2
Church's Chicken1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
El Pollo Loco1Starbucks4
FedEx6Subway6
GNC3T-Mobile4
GameStop3T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block3Taco Bell2
Home Depot1Target1
IHOP1The Room Place1
Jack In The Box2Toys"R"Us1
KFC2True Value1
Kroger2U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza2UPS6
Browse common businesses in Compton, CA


Compton on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006 (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Therapists (population 50,000+)"
  • #63 (90221) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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