|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Compton is 93,597. Compton, California is the 360th largest city in the US.
Compton is located entirely in Los Angeles County.
The peak population of Compton was in 2010, when its population was 96,455. In 2010, Compton was the 297th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 360th largest city in the US. Compton is currently 3.0% smaller than it was in 2010.
Compton has shrunk 0.0% since the year 2000. Compton, California's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Compton has a population density of 9,633.9 people per square mile.
|355||Asheville, North Carolina||94,067||29.0%|
|357||Fall River, Massachusetts||93,884||1.9%|
|358||Palm Coast, Florida||93,833||182.7%|
The total voting age population of Compton, California, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 51,227. The voting age population is 46.8% male and 53.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 9.5% of the residents of Compton are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Compton are 35.2% White, 32.8% Other, 28.9% Black, 1.7% Two or more races, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% American Indian and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 68.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Compton, 20.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 28.5%. On a per-household basis, 18.1% of families are below the poverty line in Compton.
Among those aged 16 and older, 61.0% of Compton residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 62.2% of Compton residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 8.6% have a bachelor's degree and 2.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Compton residents aged 5 and older, 63.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 62.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Compton is 9.4%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Compton, 12.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Compton is $52,883.
In Compton, 53.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.2% of housing units in Compton.
Of all the housing units in Compton, 12.4% of them were build before 1940.
In Compton, 4.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Compton is $1,219.
In Compton, 72.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.