Compton is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 95,596, it is the 80th largest city in California and the 369th largest city in the United States. Compton is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually and its population has decreased by -0.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 95,740 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Compton has a population density of 9,533 people per square mile.
The average household income in Compton is $63,487 with a poverty rate of 19.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,236 per month, and the median house value is $383,500. The median age in Compton is 31.2 years, 29.3 years for males, and 33 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Comptonwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.76%.
33.88% of Compton residents speak only English, while 66.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 65.04% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Compton is Islander, with 33.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Compton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.37%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Compton
69.93% of Compton residents were born in the United States, with 61.43% having been born in California. 18.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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