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Overview

Introduction to Compton, California

The urban city of Compton, considered a suburb of Los Angeles, is situated southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Incorporated as a city in 1888, Compton is one of the oldest communities in Los Angeles County. Named after one of its founders, Compton is often referred to as the 'Hub City' due to its geographical position within the county.

Compton is served by interstate highways 710, 105, 405 and 110, along with state highway 91. The Alameda Corridor, a major international trade water route, runs through the city.

Attractions in and around Compton

Visitors to Compton are afforded easy access to several major attractions in the nearby Los Angeles and Anaheim areas. Among these are: Universal Studios (Hollywood), Disneyland (Anaheim), Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park), Long Beach Aquarium and Catalina Island. In addition, some of the attractions located within the boundaries of Compton itself include:

  • Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum
  • Heritage House
  • Angeles Abbey Mausoleum
  • The Major League Baseball Academy (providing free baseball instruction to local youth)

Many professional sports teams play within easy driving distance of Compton. Among these are the following:

  • Basketball:
    • Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
    • Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)
    • Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
  • Major League Baseball (MLB):
    • Los Angeles Dodgers (National League)
    • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (American League)
  • Football:
    • Arena Football League (AFL) - Los Angeles Avengers
  • Hockey:
    • Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
  • Soccer:
    • Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
  • Lacrosse:
    • Los Angeles Riptide (MLL)

Demographics

People

Total Population97,740
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens8.6%
Employed Population 16+36,466
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married37.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,237
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,147
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,926

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,589
% Above Poverty Level74.5%
% Below Poverty Level25.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation7.2%

Housing

People Living Alone13.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,110
Median House Value$264,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)82%
African3.1%
West Indian0.4%
Belizean0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
German0.2%
Irish0.2%
English0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Arab0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Italian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
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Compton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90222, 90220, 90221
P.O. Box Zip Codes90223, 90224
Phone Area Codes310, 424, 323, 562
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.89
Approximate Longitude-118.22

Compton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationLOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN USC
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp49 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip15.1 inches
StationCULVER CITY
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp46 to 67 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 80 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip13.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cudahy24,106$37,275
Gardena59,898$57,728
Lakewood81,054$91,152
Lynwood71,233$44,023
Paramount54,941$49,543
South Gate95,219$46,836

Compton Public Schools

Bunche Middle
12338 Mona Blvd.
ZIP: 90220
Middle
Total Enrollment 516
Bursch Elementary
2505 W. 156th St.
ZIP: 90220
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Compton Community Day High
2300 W. Caldwell St
ZIP: 90220
High
Total Enrollment 10
Compton Community Day Middle
2300 W. Caldwell St.
ZIP: 90220
Middle
Total Enrollment 2
Compton High
601 S. Acacia St.
ZIP: 90220
High
Total Enrollment 2060
Davis Middle
621 W. Poplar St.
ZIP: 90220
Middle
Total Enrollment 872
Dickison Elementary
905 N. Aranbe St.
ZIP: 90220
Primary
Total Enrollment 710
Enterprise Middle
2600 W. Compton Blvd.
ZIP: 90220
Middle
Total Enrollment 429
Harriet Tubman High
12501 N. Wilmington
ZIP: 90220
High
Laurel Street Elementary
1321 W. Laurel St.
ZIP: 90220
Primary
Total Enrollment 567
Longfellow Elementary
1101 S. Dwight St.
ZIP: 90220
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Mckinley Elementary
14431 Stanford Ave.
ZIP: 90220
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Robert F. Kennedy Elementary
1305 S. Oleander St.
ZIP: 90220
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Thurgood Marshall
12501 N. Wilmington
ZIP: 90220
Other
Total Enrollment 23
Tibby Elementary
1400 W. Poplar St.
ZIP: 90220
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Walton Middle
900 W. Greenleaf Ave.
ZIP: 90220
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
Clinton, William Jefferson
6500 Compton Blvd.
ZIP: 90221
Primary
Total Enrollment 1018
Compton Unified Rop
700 N. Bullis Rd.
ZIP: 90221
High
Dominguez High
15301 S. San Jose Ave.
ZIP: 90221
High
Total Enrollment 2064
Emerson Elementary
1011 E. Caldwell St.
ZIP: 90221
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Foster Elementary
1620 N. Pannes St.
ZIP: 90221
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Kelly Elementary
2320 E. Alondra Blvd.
ZIP: 90221
Primary
Total Enrollment 775
Lifeline Education Charter
225 S. Santa Fe Ave.
ZIP: 90221
Other
Total Enrollment 473
Mayo Elementary
915 N. Mayo Ave.
ZIP: 90221
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Roosevelt Elementary
700 N. Bradfield Ave.
ZIP: 90221
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Roosevelt Middle
1200 E. Alondra Blvd.
ZIP: 90221
Middle
Total Enrollment 817
Whaley Middle
14401 S. Gibson Ave.
ZIP: 90221
Middle
Total Enrollment 742
Anderson Elementary
2210 E. 130th St.
ZIP: 90222
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Celerity Sirius Charter
310 E. El Segundo Blvd.
ZIP: 90222
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Centennial High
2606 N. Central Ave.
ZIP: 90222
High
Total Enrollment 908
Cesar Chavez Continuation High
12501 N. Wilmington
ZIP: 90222
High
Total Enrollment 405
Jefferson Elementary
2508 E. 133rd St.
ZIP: 90222
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Martin Luther King Elementary
2270 E. 122nd St.
ZIP: 90222
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Ronald E. Mcnair Elementary
1450 W. El Segundo Ave.
ZIP: 90222
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Washington Elementary
1421 N. Wilmington Ave.
ZIP: 90222
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Willowbrook Middle
2601 N. Wilmington Ave.
ZIP: 90222
Middle
Total Enrollment 341
Rosecrans Elementary
1301 N. Acacia Ave.
ZIP: 90227
Primary
Total Enrollment 467

Compton Private Schools

Double Rock Learning Center
1900 W Alondra Blvd
ZIP: 90220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Juniorversity
2400 S Central Ave
ZIP: 90220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
St Timothys Episcopal School
312 S Oleander Ave
ZIP: 90220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Wonderland Angels Early Learning Center
15208 S Avalon Blvd
ZIP: 90220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Eko Multipurpose Center
403 S Santa Fe Ave
ZIP: 90221
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
First Christian New Life Academy
225 South Santa Fe Avenue
ZIP: 90221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Optimal Christian Academy
1300 E Palmer St
ZIP: 90221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 236
Our Lady Of Victory School
601 E Palmer St
ZIP: 90221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
Progressive Achievement Center
302 N Long Beach Blvd
ZIP: 90221
Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
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