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Compton, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
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16.9% of Compton, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 21.5% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 33.4% of high school graduates and 50.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.1% among disabled males and 28.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 70.8%. For comparison, it was 33.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Compton, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Compton:

16.9%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Compton:

7.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Compton:

23.1%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 25.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Compton:

23.1%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Compton:

28.1%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Compton:

21.8%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

70.8%
Residents above poverty level:

33.2%

Poverty by age in Compton, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Compton
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Compton,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 23.4%Under 5 years
  • 39.6%5 years
  • 24.2%6 to 11 years
  • 25.5%12 to 14 years
  • 15.2%15 years
  • 30.7%16 and 17 years
  • 12.0%18 to 24 years
  • 6.6%25 to 34 years
  • 13.9%35 to 44 years
  • 7.0%45 to 54 years
  • 18.2%55 to 64 years
  • 26.9%65 to 74 years
  • 18.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Compton
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Compton,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.8%Under 5 years
  • 13.0%5 years
  • 20.3%6 to 11 years
  • 17.3%12 to 14 years
  • 12.0%15 years
  • 13.7%16 and 17 years
  • 14.8%18 to 24 years
  • 13.9%25 to 34 years
  • 21.1%35 to 44 years
  • 9.5%45 to 54 years
  • 25.7%55 to 64 years
  • 18.2%65 to 74 years
  • 17.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Compton, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Compton,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 15.1%Under 5 years
  • 18.2%5 years
  • 17.1%6 to 11 years
  • 11.7%12 to 14 years
  • 11.5%15 years
  • 12.8%16 and 17 years
  • 11.0%18 to 24 years
  • 11.6%25 to 34 years
  • 10.9%35 to 44 years
  • 7.2%45 to 54 years
  • 8.2%55 to 64 years
  • 4.4%65 to 74 years
  • 5.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Compton, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Compton, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Compton, CA (%)
  • 23.9%White
  • 20.5%Black
  • 36.1%American Indian
  • 19.5%Asian
  • 3.4%Native Hawaiian
  • 15.4%Other race
  • 26.5%2+ races
  • 15.1%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Compton, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Compton, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 254White
  • 6,014Black
  • 143American Indian
  • 186Asian
  • 8Native Hawaiian
  • 6,111Other race
  • 3872+ races
  • 10,064Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 18.5%Below poverty level
  • 81.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 13.3%Below poverty level
  • 86.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Compton, CA

Children below poverty level:
Compton, California:

22.4%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Compton:

33.4%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Compton:

50.3%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 33.4%Married-couple family
  • 13.7%Male, no wife present
  • 53.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Compton not in families by work experience
  • 2.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 19.7%Worked part-time
  • 77.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 3.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 23.4%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.5%Both worked part-time
  • 40.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 21.7%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.8%1999 to 2000
  • 0.8%1995 to 1998
  • 2.4%1990 to 1994
  • 6.5%1980 to 1989
  • 9.6%1970 to 1979
  • 11.1%1960 to 1969
  • 32.5%1950 to 1959
  • 26.1%1940 to 1949
  • 10.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.1%1995 to 1998
  • 1.6%1990 to 1994
  • 7.8%1980 to 1989
  • 4.2%1970 to 1979
  • 11.8%1960 to 1969
  • 32.1%1950 to 1959
  • 30.0%1940 to 1949
  • 11.1%1939 or earlier
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