Compton, California Population 2021

94,119
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Compton is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 94,119, it is the 82nd largest city in California and the 358th largest city in the United States. Compton is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -2.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 96,455 in 2010. Compton reached it's highest population of 97,639 in 2015. Spanning over 10 miles, Compton has a population density of 9,385 people per square mile.

The average household income in Compton is $63,487 with a poverty rate of 20.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,219 per month, and the median house value is $355,200. The median age in Compton is 31.2 years, 29.3 years for males, and 33 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males.

Compton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Compton was:

  • White: 35.20%
  • Other race: 32.77%
  • Black or African American: 28.95%
  • Two or more races: 1.71%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.31%
The current population of Compton, California is 94,119, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 96,348.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 96,455.

Compton, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,07535.20%
Some Other Race31,72032.77%
Black or African American28,02228.95%
Two or More Races1,6591.71%
Asian7260.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native3050.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2960.31%
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Compton Population by Race

Compton Population Pyramid 2021

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Compton Median Age

31.2


Total

29.3


Male

33


Female

Compton Adults

There are 68,502 adults, (9,180 of whom are seniors) in Compton.

Compton Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Compton Sex Ratio

Female

49,536

51.17%

Male

47,267

48.83%

Compton Population by Age

Compton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Compton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.7%41.3%
Male54.2%45.8%
All53.8%46.2%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female48.1%51.9%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Compton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,7424.0553.8
Married10,6774.8658.7
Female6,3934.2748.1
Non Family4,0591.3149.6
Male2,6134.4754.2

4.45

Average Family Size

4.05

Average Household Size

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Compton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,16522.89%
9th to 12th Grade8,60614.96%
High School Graduate16,55228.77%
Some College11,06819.24%
Associates Degree3,1685.51%
Bachelors Degree3,5856.23%
Graduate Degree1,3822.40%
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Compton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Compton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic36,19517,2731,497
Black19,31716,6602,935
Other Race17,8559,035827
Multiple Races895749221
White835747160
Asian529406148
Islander2051797
Native American1648412

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.98%.

Compton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,169$31,739$26,661
Less Than High School$25,463$27,545$20,578
High School Grad$30,633$35,138$25,156
Some College$32,813$34,292$31,621
Bachelors Degree$47,604$46,136$48,229
Graduate Degree$65,282$64,783$65,444

$30,169

Average Earnings

$31,739

Average Male

$26,661

Average Female

Compton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Compton Language by Age

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Compton Language

36.16% of Compton residents speak only English, while 63.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 62.82% of the population.

Compton Language

Compton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic65,64413,47120.52%
Other31,6936,22219.63%
Black27,9676,07421.72%
Multiple1,64226516.14%
White1,14017014.91%
Asian702628.83%
Islander296248.11%
Native30482.63%

20.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.69%

Male Poverty Rate

22.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Compton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Compton is Black, with 21.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Compton is Native, with 2.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.09%.

Compton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.15%
High School17.78%
Some College14.43%
Bachelors or Greater6.39%

Compton Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.48%
Male Unemployed24.69%
Female Employed9.60%
Male Employed8.56%

Compton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Compton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,883$63,487
Families$55,275$64,673
Married Families$64,413$72,334
Non Families$27,579$43,164
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Income by Household Type

Compton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Compton Married by Age and Sex

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Compton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Compton Marital Status by Race

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Compton Marital Status

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1,561

Number of Veterans

1,394

Male Veterans

167

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam511
Second Gulf War287
First Gulf War216
Korea156
World War II19

Compton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74438
35 to 54344
75+329
55 to 64317
18 to 34133

Compton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,1905.45%
White2331.01%
Hispanic2300.52%
Other850.39%
2 or More454.32%
Indian83.39%

Compton Veterans by Race

Compton Veterans by Education

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18.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Compton Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Compton Employment by Age

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Compton Employment by Race

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Compton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.58%

Born in California

70.67%

Native Born

29.33%

Foreign Born

18.40%

Non Citizen

10.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.67% of Compton residents were born in the United States, with 61.58% having been born in California. 18.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Compton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202194,119-743-0.78%
202094,862-743-0.78%
201995,605-743-0.77%
201896,348-699-0.72%
201797,047-234-0.24%
201697,281-358-0.37%
201597,63950.01%
201497,634340.03%
201397,6002500.26%
201297,3504170.43%
201196,9334910.51%
201096,4422,9490.31%
200093,4933,0390.33%
199090,4549,1041.07%
198081,3502,8030.35%
197078,5476,7350.90%
196071,81223,8214.11%
195047,99131,79311.47%
194016,1983,6822.61%
193012,51611,03823.82%
19201,4785564.83%
19109223224.39%
1900600-36-0.58%
18906364767.14%
18701600.00%

Compton Population by Year