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Compton, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $346,300 (it was $135,700 in 2000)
Compton:

$346,300
California:

$509,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $289,400 - $399,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $350,283
Here:

$350,283
State:

$697,940

Townhouses or other attached units: $297,212
Here:

$297,212
State:

$618,365

In 2-unit structures: $665,793
Here:

$665,793
State:

$938,396

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $447,178
Here:

$447,178
State:

$619,611

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $258,637
Here:

$258,637
State:

$573,773

Mobile homes: $71,705
Here:

$71,705
State:

$121,346

Compton,CA index of house prices

Total population: 98,597 (Urban population: 93,226, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 24,328 (23,360 occupied: 12,209 owner occupied, 11,151 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

48%
State:

45%

Housing density: 2,401 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $260,525.

Median contract rent in 2017: $1,058 (lower quartile is $844, upper quartile is $1,358)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,320


Median gross rent in Compton, CA in 2017: $597

Housing units in Compton with a mortgage: 8,913 (259 second mortgage, 171 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,296

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $70,265

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,195

Median monthly housing costs: $1,342


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Compton, California Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1953

Median year apartment built: 1961

Household type by relationship:

Households: 97,626
  • In family households: 91,353 (8,650 male householders, 10,879 female householders)
    10,941 spouses, 40,668 children (39,019 natural, 318 adopted, 1,331 stepchildren), 5,635 grandchildren, 2,796 brothers or sisters, 3,163 parents, 4,849 other relatives, 3,772 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,552 (1,715 male householders (1,164 living alone)), 2,116 female householders (2,010 living alone)), 1,721 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 721

Size of family households: 4,381 2-persons, 4,242 3-persons, 3,414 4-persons, 3,990 5-persons, 1,875 6-persons, 1,627 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,174 1-person, 294 2-persons, 205 3-persons, 99 5-persons, 59 7-or-more-persons.

15,065 married couples with children.
8,228 single-parent households (1,169 men, 7,059 women).

37.4% of residents of Compton speak English at home.
60.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 29,264 (30.0%)
(36.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Compton, California
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Compton, California
  • 46no bedroom
  • 1401 bedroom
  • 3,5692 bedrooms
  • 6,6903 bedrooms
  • 1,4914 bedrooms
  • 2735+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Compton, California
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Compton, California
  • 201no bedroom
  • 2,1281 bedroom
  • 4,3962 bedrooms
  • 3,0033 bedrooms
  • 1,4234 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Compton in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Compton in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 363no vehicle
  • 2,2951 vehicle
  • 3,6482 vehicles
  • 3,2153 vehicles
  • 1,9944 vehicles
  • 6945+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Compton in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Compton in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,470no vehicle
  • 3,5531 vehicle
  • 3,3582 vehicles
  • 1,4373 vehicles
  • 1,2594 vehicles
  • 745+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Compton, California
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Compton, California
  • 461 room
  • 692 rooms
  • 2333 rooms
  • 2,6444 rooms
  • 2,8885 rooms
  • 3,5086 rooms
  • 1,5097 rooms
  • 6318 rooms
  • 6819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Compton, California
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Compton, California
  • 2011 room
  • 4492 rooms
  • 1,4103 rooms
  • 3,4324 rooms
  • 2,9695 rooms
  • 2,0066 rooms
  • 5947 rooms
  • 528 rooms
  • 389+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Compton, CA
  • Compton, CA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017
  • 1,603Less than $10,000
  • 2,312$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,615$20,000 to $29,999
  • 2,913$30,000 to $39,999
  • 2,070$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,831$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,046$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,199$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,799$100,000 to $124,999
  • 761$125,000 to $149,999
  • 623$150,000 to $199,999
  • 588$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Compton, CA

  • Distribution of house value in Compton, CA in 2017
  • 90Less than $10,000
  • 112$10,000 to $14,999
  • 42$15,000 to $19,999
  • 31$20,000 to $24,999
  • 27$25,000 to $29,999
  • 30$30,000 to $34,999
  • 12$35,000 to $39,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 64$50,000 to $59,999
  • 20$60,000 to $69,999
  • 5$70,000 to $79,999
  • 62$80,000 to $89,999
  • 25$90,000 to $99,999
  • 113$100,000 to $124,999
  • 91$125,000 to $149,999
  • 243$150,000 to $174,999
  • 245$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,419$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,433$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,855$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,177$400,000 to $499,999
  • 369$500,000 to $749,999
  • 27$750,000 to $999,999
  • 48$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 12$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 101$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Compton, CA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Compton, CA in 2017
  • 103Less than $100
  • 233$150 to $199
  • 193$200 to $249
  • 68$300 to $349
  • 162$350 to $399
  • 148$400 to $449
  • 264$500 to $549
  • 126$550 to $599
  • 116$600 to $649
  • 621$700 to $749
  • 40$750 to $799
  • 1,355$800 to $899
  • 1,189$900 to $999
  • 2,484$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,162$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,991$1,500 to $1,999
  • 424$2,000 to $2,499
  • 156$2,500 to $2,999
  • 316No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.5%
Number of people working at home: 1,098 (2.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 176
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,880
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,825
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,717
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,692
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,174
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,595
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 886
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,233
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,763
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,480
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,402
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Compton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,745 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 3,610 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 912 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 43 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 84 (0%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 333 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 113 (0%)
  • Walked: 509 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 973 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.9%Males
  • 3.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 18.4%Males
  • 9.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.3%Males
  • 40.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 10.2%Males
  • 8.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 0.8%Males
  • 4.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 11.7%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Compton, California
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Compton, California
  • 1,9902010 or later
  • 6,2712000 to 2009
  • 7,8391990 to 1999
  • 10,6881980 to 1989
  • 7,2031970 to 1979
  • 1,372Before 1970
Ancestries in Compton, CA

First ancestries reported:

  • African: 2,408 (3.1%)
  • American: 912 (1.2%)
  • Nigerian: 126 (0.2%)
  • English: 125 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 93 (0.1%)
  • Egyptian: 89 (0.1%)
  • Jamaican: 84 (0.1%)
  • European: 82 (0.1%)
  • Guyanese: 61 (0.08%)
  • French: 48 (0.06%)
  • Belizean: 47 (0.06%)
  • Irish: 22 (0.03%)
  • German: 21 (0.03%)
  • Kenyan: 19 (0.02%)
  • Italian: 14 (0.02%)
  • Bermudan: 12 (0.02%)
  • Brazilian: 11 (0.01%)
  • Portuguese: 11 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 8 (0.01%)
  • Canadian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Greek: 8 (0.01%)
  • Arab: 7 (0.01%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 6 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 5 (0.01%)
  • Russian: 4 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 4 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Compton:

80.1% (23,922)
California:

39.9% (4,196,887)

El Salvador
Compton:

6.2% (1,849)
California:

4.1% (428,905)

Guatemala
Compton:

2.4% (726)
California:

2.6% (272,771)

Honduras
Compton:

2.1% (627)
California:

0.6% (63,263)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 58,338
  • Other state: 8,196
  • Northeast: 498
  • Midwest: 2,423
  • South: 5,033
  • West: 242

93.4% of Compton residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46.3% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68.8% lived in California.


Compton:

93.4%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,824
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 598
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,798
  • 7th and 8th grade: 935
  • 9th grade: 1,475
  • 10th grade: 763
  • 11th grade: 658
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,657
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 10,316
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,061
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,172
  • Associate degree: 1,638
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,420
  • Master's degree: 284
  • Professional school degree: 27
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,810
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 557
  • 5th and 6th grade: 2,674
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,293
  • 9th grade: 1,448
  • 10th grade: 672
  • 11th grade: 789
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,380
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,746
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,042
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,994
  • Associate degree: 2,155
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,419
  • Master's degree: 803
  • Professional school degree: 97
  • Doctorate degree: 0
Educational Attainment for Females
Compton marital status for males
Compton marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,549
  • One, attached: 1,655
  • Two: 980
  • 3 or 4: 1,198
  • 5 to 9: 1,040
  • 10 to 19: 740
  • 20 to 49: 456
  • 50 or more: 927
  • Mobile homes: 738
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 45

Median worth of mobile homes: $87,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 2.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 2.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Compton
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Compton, CA
  • 68.7%Utility gas
  • 19.2%Electricity
  • 10.4%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Compton, CA
  • 60.8%Utility gas
  • 22.8%Electricity
  • 15.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 567
Here:

4.5%
California:

8.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 414
Here:

6.2%
California:

8.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 435
Here:

9.6%
California:

15.1%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability