Compton, California Population 2022

95,596
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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.

Compton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Comptonwas:

  • Other race: 34.40%
  • White: 28.49%
  • Black or African American: 27.58%
  • Two or more races: 7.91%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Compton, California is 95,596 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 95,740.

Compton, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,29228.49%
Black or African American26,41827.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native4180.44%
Asian1,0091.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1290.13%
Some Other Race32,95834.40%
Two or More Races7,5807.91%
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Compton Population by Race

Compton Population Pyramid 2022

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Compton Median Age

31.8


Total

30.8


Male

32.9


Female

Compton Adults

There are 67,980 adults, (9,173 of whom are seniors) in Compton.

Compton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Compton Sex Ratio

Female

49,472

51.64%

Male

46,332

48.36%

Compton Population by Age

Compton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Compton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.1%38.9%
All55.9%44.1%
Male53.8%46.2%
Female51.1%48.9%
Non Family50.7%49.3%

55.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Compton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,9153.9855.9
Married11,0784.861.1
Male2,5584.4253.8
Female6,0634.1351.1
Non Family4,2161.3350.7

4.39

Average Family Size

3.98

Average Household Size

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Compton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,58123.53%
9th to 12th Grade8,30214.38%
High School Graduate16,19728.06%
Some College11,30919.59%
Associates Degree2,9725.15%
Bachelors Degree3,9196.79%
Graduate Degree1,4472.51%
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Compton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Compton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian821683269
White673588127
Black18,03115,6842,881
Native American24012235
2+ Races4,3062,329427
Other Race18,8949,706976
Islander1011015
Hispanic37,43918,0871,837

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%.

Compton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,112$32,985$27,277
Less Than 9th Grade$26,719$29,096$22,098
High School Graduate$30,240$35,160$25,219
Some College$34,778$39,034$32,002
Bachelors Degree$50,203$54,167$43,382
Graduate Degree$72,023$70,750$78,050

$31,112

Average Earnings

$32,985

Average Male

$27,277

Average Female

Compton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Compton Language by Age

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Compton Language

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.

Compton Language

Compton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1294333.33%
Hispanic66,32313,51420.38%
Multiple7,5701,45319.19%
Black26,3624,80118.21%
White80514317.76%
Native417225.28%
Asian982282.85%
Other6,649NaN%

19.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.64%

Male Poverty Rate

21.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Compton

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%.

Compton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.15%
High School18.82%
Some College12.99%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%

Compton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.72%
Male Unemployed20.95%
Female Employed9.65%
Female Unemployed29.79%

Compton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Compton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,703$68,487
Families$62,045$69,708
Married Families$69,023$76,689
Non Families$30,025$48,279
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Income by Household Type

Compton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

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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1,648

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War320
First Gulf War225
Vietnam477
Korea168
World War II10

Compton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34152
35 to 54332
55 to 64351
65 to 74435
75+378

Compton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2391.29%
Black1,2606.18%
Native American92.80%
Other Race910.40%
2+ Races490.96%
Hispanic2340.52%

Compton Veterans by Race

Compton Veterans by Education

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16.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Compton Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

9.1%

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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61.43%

Born in Compton

69.93%

Native Born

30.07%

Foreign Born

18.49%

Non Citizen

11.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Compton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18701600.00%
18906364767.14%
1900600-36-0.58%
19109223224.39%
19201,4785564.83%
193012,51611,03823.82%
194016,1983,6822.61%
195047,99131,79311.47%
196071,81223,8214.11%
197078,5476,7350.90%
198081,3502,8030.35%
199090,4549,1041.07%
200093,4933,0390.33%
201096,4552,9620.31%
201196,383-72-0.07%
201296,311-72-0.07%
201396,239-72-0.07%
201496,167-72-0.07%
201596,095-72-0.07%
201696,023-72-0.07%
201795,951-72-0.07%
201895,879-72-0.08%
201995,807-72-0.08%
202095,740-67-0.07%
202195,668-72-0.08%
202295,596-72-0.08%

Compton Population by Year