Compton, Illinois

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Compton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles S of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 61318
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.694
Longitude -89.081

Compton Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station DIXON 1 NW
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Compton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 347 100%
Male 176 50.7%
Female 171 49.3%
Under 18 107 30.8%
18+ 240 69.2%
65+ 39 11.2%
Median Age 32.8
Average Family Size 3.17
White 343 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.6%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 2.3%

Estimated Compton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 342
Growth -5
Growth % -1.4%

Compton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.7%
Irish 19.2%
English 15%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
French Canadian 6.7%
French (except Basque) 5.4%
Dutch 3.3%
Polish 3.3%
Italian 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Scottish 1.7%
Danish 1.3%
Norwegian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Slovak 0.8%
US/American 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Compton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

The Burg (61318)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Compton 347 $39,375
Earlville 1,778 $47,535
Lee 313 $55,833
Mendota 7,272 $46,279
Paw Paw 852 $47,500
Sublette 456 $51,250
West Brooklyn 174 $44,750
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