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Races in Compton, California (CA) Detailed Stats
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According to 2017 data, the most numerous races in Compton, CA are Hispanic (65,987 residents), White alone (1,111 residents), and Asian alone (839 residents). 37.5% of Compton residents speak English at home. 30.4% of Compton, CA residents are foreign-born (29.6% born in Latin America), which is 11.1% greater than the foreign-born rate of 27.0% across the entire state of California.

Race distribution in Compton

2000 2017
  • Races in Compton, CA (2000)
    • 53,14356.8%Hispanic
    • 37,26339.9%Black alone
    • 9541.0%White alone
    • 9531.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 7210.8%Two or more races
    • 1890.2%Asian alone
    • 1700.2%American Indian alone
    • 1000.1%Other race alone
  • Races in Compton, CA (2017)
    • 65,98767.1%Hispanic
    • 29,52830.0%Black alone
    • 1,1111.1%White alone
    • 8390.9%Asian alone
    • 4320.4%Two or more races
    • 2210.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1520.2%Other race alone
    • 90.01%American Indian alone
2000 2017
  • Races in California (2000)
    • 15,816,79046.7%White alone
    • 10,966,55632.4%Hispanic
    • 3,648,86010.8%Asian alone
    • 2,181,9266.4%Black alone
    • 903,1152.7%Two or more races
    • 178,9840.5%American Indian alone
    • 103,7360.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 71,6810.2%Other race alone
  • Races in California (2017)
    • 15,477,30639.1%Hispanic
    • 14,616,63637.0%White alone
    • 5,679,98614.4%Asian alone
    • 2,164,2395.5%Black alone
    • 1,205,8633.0%Two or more races
    • 147,8800.4%American Indian alone
    • 137,5200.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 107,2230.3%Other race alone

Income and house value in Compton

  • Median household income in 2017
  • $64,365White non-Hispanic householders
  • $44,772Black householders
  • $75,213American Indian and Alaska Native householders
  • $56,463Asian householders
  • $49,414Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
  • $43,429Some other race householders
  • $48,598Two or more races householders
  • $54,838Hispanic or Latino race householders
  • Median 2017 house value
  • $374,881White Non-Hispanic householders
  • $351,659Black or African American householders
  • $435,107American Indian or Alaska Native householders
  • $296,026Asian householders
  • $350,893Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
  • $341,706Some other race householders
  • $352,679Two or more races householders
  • $339,409Hispanic or Latino householders

Household income for White non-Hispanic householders

Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017

Household income for Black householders

Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017

Household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders

Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017

Household income for Asian householders

Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017

Household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders

Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017

Household income for Some other race householders

Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017

Household income for Two or more races householders

Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017

Household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Distribution of median household income in Compton, CA in 2017

Median age by race in Compton

  • 29.4Median age for White residents
  • 27.5Males
  • 29.8Females
  • 38.3Median age for Black or African American residents
  • 30.7Males
  • 40.7Females
  • 24.9Median age for American Indian / Alaska Native residents
  • 30.1Median age for Asian residents
  • 28.1Males
  • 41.1Females
  • 42.0Median age for Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander residents
  • 44.0Males
  • 40.4Females
  • 29.4Median age for Other race residents
  • 30.9Males
  • 27.4Females
  • 27.5Median age for Two or more races residents
  • 27.2Males
  • 27.0Females
  • 45.6Median age for White alone residents
  • 47.9Males
  • 43.8Females
  • 28.6Median age for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 28.0Males
  • 29.0Females

Owner/renter occupied households by race in Compton

  • House owners and renters - White / Caucasian residents
  • 2,90456.5%Owner occupied
  • 2,23343.5%Renter occupied
  • 56.5%
    43.5%
  • House owners and renters - Black or African American residents
  • 5,04957.3%Owner occupied
  • 3,76842.7%Renter occupied
  • 57.3%
    42.7%
  • House owners and renters - American Indian / Alaska Native residents
  • 8280.9%Owner occupied
  • 1919.1%Renter occupied
  • 80.9%
    19.1%
  • House owners and renters - Asian residents
  • 13458.7%Owner occupied
  • 9441.3%Renter occupied
  • 58.7%
    41.3%
  • House owners and renters - Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander residents
  • 1217.1%Owner occupied
  • 5982.9%Renter occupied
  • 17.1%
    82.9%
  • House owners and renters - Other race residents
  • 4,08945.2%Owner occupied
  • 4,95954.8%Renter occupied
  • 45.2%
    54.8%
  • House owners and renters - Two or more races residents
  • 14751.2%Owner occupied
  • 14148.8%Renter occupied
  • 51.2%
    48.8%
  • House owners and renters - White alone residents
  • 25756.1%Owner occupied
  • 20143.9%Renter occupied
  • 56.1%
    43.9%
  • House owners and renters - Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7,10750.3%Owner occupied
  • 7,02349.7%Renter occupied
  • 50.3%
    49.7%

Language usage in Compton

  • English speakers - Total
  • 37.5% of residents of Compton speak English at home.
  • 61.3% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 32,99259.1%Speak English very well
  • 22,85240.9%Speak English less than very well
  • 59.1%
    40.9%
  • 1.1% of residents speak other language at home
  • 62561.0%Speak English very well
  • 39939.0%Speak English less than very well
  • 61.0%
    39.0%
  • English speakers - Born in the United States
  • 91.4% of residents of Compton speak English at home.
  • 7.7% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 48878.1%Speak English very well
  • 13721.9%Speak English less than very well
  • 78.1%
    21.9%
  • 0.8% of residents speak other language at home
  • 63100.0%Speak English very well
  • English speakers - Native, born elsewhere
  • 22.6% of residents of Compton speak English at home.
  • 79.6% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 65779.6%Speak English very well
  • 16820.4%Speak English less than very well
  • 79.6%
    20.4%
  • 1.7% of residents speak other language at home
  • 18100.0%Speak English very well
  • English speakers - Foreign-born
  • 4.1% of residents of Compton speak English at home.
  • 91.6% of residents speak Spanish at home
  • 7,71828.3%Speak English very well
  • 19,56571.7%Speak English less than very well
  • 28.3%
    71.7%
  • 2.3% of residents speak other language at home
  • 37955.9%Speak English very well
  • 29944.1%Speak English less than very well
  • 55.9%
    44.1%
White / Caucasian - Speak only English
Native:

22.3% (2,997)
Foreign-born:

1.2% (127)
White / Caucasian - Speak another language
Native:

77.7% (10,415)
Foreign-born:

98.8% (10,607)
Black or African American - Speak only English
Native:

98.0% (27,315)
Foreign-born:

43.0% (348)
Black or African American - Speak another language
Native:

1.8% (512)
Foreign-born:

57.0% (462)
American Indian / Alaska Native - Speak another language
Native:

77.3% (230)
Foreign-born:

99.7% (78)
Asian - Speak only English
Native:

67.1% (309)
Foreign-born:

20.6% (87)
Asian - Speak another language
Native:

33.3% (153)
Foreign-born:

80.0% (336)
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander - Speak another language
Native:

66.6% (54)
Foreign-born:

93.4% (115)
Other race - Speak only English
Native:

8.4% (1,591)
Foreign-born:

1.9% (337)
Other race - Speak another language
Native:

91.6% (17,384)
Foreign-born:

98.1% (17,263)
Two or more races - Speak only English
Native:

58.7% (653)
Foreign-born:

6.3% (17)
Two or more races - Speak another language
Native:

39.7% (442)
Foreign-born:

93.0% (258)
White alone - Speak only English
Native:

88.1% (872)
Foreign-born:

70.4% (36)
White alone - Speak another language
Native:

11.8% (117)
Foreign-born:

32.8% (17)
Hispanic or Latino - Speak only English
Native:

13.4% (4,367)
Foreign-born:

1.6% (464)
Hispanic or Latino - Speak another language
Native:

86.6% (28,128)
Foreign-born:

98.4% (28,264)

Foreign-born residents in Compton

29,883 residents are foreign born (29.6% Latin America).

This city:

30.4%
California:

27.0%

Median age by place of birth - Compton
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Place of birth - Compton, CA
Place of birth - Compton, CA
Place of birth - Compton, CA
Place of birth - Compton, CA
Place of birth - Compton, CA
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Year of entry for the foreign-born population - Compton
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Year of entry for the foreign-born female population - Compton
Place of birth by age -  Compton

Marital status for residents in Compton

Marital status - White (Caucasian) population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 52.2%Never married
  • 36.4%Now married
  • 5.4%Separated
  • 1.8%Widowed
  • 4.3%Divorced
  • Females
  • 39.1%Never married
  • 42.1%Now married
  • 9.5%Separated
  • 1.7%Widowed
  • 7.7%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

44.4% (165)
Unmarried:

55.6% (207)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

44.0% (2,609)
Unmarried:

56.0% (3,322)
Marital status - Black or African American population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 55.2%Never married
  • 30.8%Now married
  • 1.2%Separated
  • 9.1%Widowed
  • 3.7%Divorced
  • Females
  • 54.3%Never married
  • 19.9%Now married
  • 1.5%Separated
  • 11.7%Widowed
  • 12.7%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

33.0% (60)
Unmarried:

67.0% (123)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

22.5% (1,583)
Unmarried:

77.5% (5,465)
Marital status - American Indian / Alaska Native population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 39.8%Never married
  • 54.2%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 5.9%Divorced
  • Females
  • 35.2%Never married
  • 33.3%Now married
  • 7.9%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 23.6%Divorced
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

50.4% (68)
Unmarried:

49.6% (67)
Marital status - Asian population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 31.4%Never married
  • 61.1%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 7.5%Widowed
  • 0.0%Divorced
  • Females
  • 37.5%Never married
  • 50.6%Now married
  • 1.5%Separated
  • 4.8%Widowed
  • 5.5%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

100.0% (9)
Unmarried:

0.0% (0)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

47.3% (132)
Unmarried:

52.7% (147)
Marital status - Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 41.8%Never married
  • 58.2%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 0.0%Divorced
  • Females
  • 41.1%Never married
  • 37.7%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 21.2%Widowed
  • 0.0%Divorced
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

38.7% (45)
Unmarried:

61.3% (71)
Marital status - Other race population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 41.1%Never married
  • 49.2%Now married
  • 3.0%Separated
  • 2.2%Widowed
  • 4.4%Divorced
  • Females
  • 36.7%Never married
  • 52.6%Now married
  • 2.6%Separated
  • 4.1%Widowed
  • 4.1%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

81.4% (605)
Unmarried:

18.6% (138)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

53.3% (4,999)
Unmarried:

46.7% (4,376)
Marital status - Two or more races population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 60.6%Never married
  • 30.4%Now married
  • 0.0%Separated
  • 0.0%Widowed
  • 8.9%Divorced
  • Females
  • 62.8%Never married
  • 23.1%Now married
  • 4.4%Separated
  • 5.9%Widowed
  • 3.7%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

85.7% (29)
Unmarried:

14.3% (5)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

18.5% (66)
Unmarried:

81.5% (288)
Marital status - White alone, not Hispanic / Latino population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 37.5%Never married
  • 34.4%Now married
  • 4.6%Separated
  • 1.5%Widowed
  • 21.9%Divorced
  • Females
  • 33.1%Never married
  • 26.8%Now married
  • 3.6%Separated
  • 13.3%Widowed
  • 23.2%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

100.0% (16)
Unmarried:

0.0% (0)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

32.7% (66)
Unmarried:

67.3% (136)
Marital status - Hispanic or Latino population 15 years and over
  • Males
  • 45.4%Never married
  • 44.6%Now married
  • 3.6%Separated
  • 2.2%Widowed
  • 4.3%Divorced
  • Females
  • 37.5%Never married
  • 48.7%Now married
  • 5.1%Separated
  • 3.3%Widowed
  • 5.4%Divorced
Women who gave birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

72.0% (886)
Unmarried:

28.0% (345)
Women who did not give birth in the past 12 months
Now married:

49.6% (7,807)
Unmarried:

50.4% (7,925)

Ancestries in Compton

  • Ancestries in Compton, CA
    • 2,4083.1%African
    • 9121.2%American
    • 1260.2%Nigerian
    • 1250.2%English
    • 930.1%West Indian
    • 890.1%Egyptian
    • 840.1%Jamaican
    • 820.1%European
    • 610.08%Guyanese
    • 480.06%French
    • 470.06%Belizean
    • 220.03%Irish
    • 210.03%German
    • 190.02%Kenyan
    • 140.02%Italian
    • 120.02%Bermudan
    • 110.01%Brazilian
    • 110.01%Portuguese
    • 80.01%Cajun
    • 80.01%Canadian
    • 80.01%Greek
    • 70.01%Arab
    • 60.01%Scotch-Irish
    • 50.01%Czechoslovakian
    • 40.01%Russian
    • 40.01%Cape Verdean

Geographical mobility in Compton

  • Geographical mobility -  Same house 1 year ago
    • 34,07992.8%White
    • 27,66092.5%Black or African American
    • 36988.5%American Indian / Alaska Native
    • 93497.0%Asian
    • 22698.8%Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
    • 27,04596.8%Other race
    • 1,19180.8%Two or more races
    • 93585.2%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 61,37894.5%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved within same county
    • 2,2536.1%White (Caucasian)
    • 2,0156.7%Black or African American
    • 419.7%American Indian / Alaska Native
    • 384.0%Asian
    • 83.4%Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
    • 1,0373.7%Other race
    • 26918.3%Two or more races
    • 807.3%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 3,3095.1%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved within same state
    • 2920.8%White
    • 2620.9%Black or African American
    • 330.1%Other race
    • 30.2%Two or more races
    • 837.5%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 2270.3%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved from different state
    • 560.2%White
    • 1190.4%Black or African American
    • 790.3%Other race
    • 30.3%White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
    • 1210.2%Hispanic or Latino
  • Geographical mobility -  Moved from abroad
    • 1080.3%White
    • 160.1%Black or African American
    • 460.2%Other race
    • 1640.3%Hispanic or Latino

Children Nativity (place of birth) in Compton

  • Children under 6 years - Living with two parents
  • Both parents native
  • 1,147100.0%Native
  • Both parents foreign-born
  • 1,599100.0%Native
  • One native, one foreign-born parent
  • 1,797100.0%Native
  • Children under 6 years - Living with one parent
  • Native parent
  • 2,86597.9%Native
  • 602.1%Foreign-born
  • Foreign-born parent
  • 46867.9%Native
  • 22132.1%Foreign-born
  • 67.9%
    32.1%
  • Children 6 to 17 years - Living with two parents
  • Both parents native
  • 3,344100.0%Native
  • Both parents foreign-born
  • 4,68389.3%Native
  • 55910.7%Foreign-born
  • 89.3%
    10.7%
  • One native, one foreign-born parent
  • 2,92298.8%Native
  • 351.2%Foreign-born
  • Children 6 to 17 years - Living with one parent
  • Native parent
  • 5,142100.0%Native
  • Foreign-born parent
  • 2,79451.9%Native
  • 2,58748.1%Foreign-born
  • 51.9%
    48.1%
  • Place of birth for residents in Compton

    • Place of birth for the foreign-born population - Regions
      • 29,122Americas
      • 29,097Latin America
      • 28,487Central America
      • 457South America
      • 384Asia
      • 305South Eastern Asia
      • 222Africa
      • 169Western Africa
      • 152Caribbean
      • 128Oceania
      • 54Eastern Asia
      • 32Eastern Africa
      • 26Europe
      • 25South Central Asia
      • 25Northern America
      • 21Northern Africa
      • 10Southern Europe
      • 10Eastern Europe
      • 9China
      • 6Western Europe
    • Place of birth for the foreign-born population - Countries
      • 24,586Mexico
      • 1,863El Salvador
      • 759Guatemala
      • 661Honduras
      • 287Nicaragua
      • 187Philippines
      • 142Belize
      • 142Ecuador
      • 92Ghana
      • 92Costa Rica
      • 86Panama
      • 81Guyana
      • 77Nigeria
      • 71Jamaica
      • 61Colombia
      • 55Chile
      • 53Vietnam
      • 51Cuba
      • 51Laos
      • 44Peru
      • 38Bolivia
      • 30West Indies
      • 25Korea
      • 22Ethiopia
      • 21Egypt
      • 20Japan
      • 20Venezuela
      • 15India
      • 11Brazil
      • 10Spain
      • 10Russia
      • 10Kenya
      • 10Iran
      • 9Taiwan
      • 9Cambodia
      • 8Canada
      • 6France
      • 5Argentina
      • 4Thailand
      • 1Malaysia

    Grandparents responsible for own grandchildren in Compton

  • Grandparents (30 to 59 years)
  • White (Caucasian)
  • 37829.8%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 88870.2%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 29.8%
    70.2%
  • Black or African American
  • 19947.5%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 22052.5%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 47.5%
    52.5%
  • Other race
  • 22927.4%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 60772.6%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 27.4%
    72.6%
  • Two or more races
  • 855.6%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 644.4%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 55.6%
    44.4%
  • White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
  • 28100.0%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • 57226.8%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 1,56673.2%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 26.8%
    73.2%
  • Grandparents (60 years and over)
  • White (Caucasian)
  • 11414.2%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 69185.8%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 14.2%
    85.8%
  • Black or African American
  • 16133.3%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 32266.7%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 33.3%
    66.7%
  • Other race
  • 253.6%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 67096.4%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • Two or more races
  • 4100.0%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • White alone, not Hispanic / Latino
  • 1954.8%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 1545.2%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • 54.8%
    45.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • 251.9%Responsible for grandchildren
  • 1,31498.1%Not responsible for grandchildren
  • Zip codes: 90059, 90221, 90222, 90262, 90805.


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