Latest Data (2016)
Population 97,550
Nationwide Rank 313

Quick Facts

Compton, California is the 313th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Compton, California is a city.

Compton, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Compton had its largest population ever.

Compton, California's growth is below average. 74% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Compton, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
303 San Angelo, Texas 100,702 13.8%
304 Roanoke, Virginia 99,660 5.1%
305 Kenosha, Wisconsin 99,631 9.2%
306 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 99,543 26.5%
307 Allen, Texas 99,179 119.9%
308 Erie, Pennsylvania 98,593 -4.8%
309 Sparks, Nevada 98,345 46.9%
310 Vacaville, California 98,303 9.9%
311 Albany, New York 98,111 3.7%
312 Beaverton, Oregon 97,590 22.1%
313 Compton, California 97,550 4.1%
314 Orem, Utah 97,499 15.4%
315 Flint, Michigan 97,386 -21.9%
316 Federal Way, Washington 96,757 13.6%
317 Mission Viejo, California 96,396 2.9%
318 Spokane Valley, Washington 96,340 19.1%
319 Boca Raton, Florida 96,114 15.5%
320 Lee's Summit, Missouri 96,076 35.3%
321 Rio Rancho, New Mexico 96,028 82.1%
322 Sandy, Utah 95,836 7.6%
323 Brockton, Massachusetts 95,630 1.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
134 Santa Clarita 181,972 16.9%
140 Rancho Cucamonga 176,534 36.7%
141 Oceanside 175,464 8.3%
142 Santa Rosa 175,155 17.3%
143 Garden Grove 174,858 5.7%
146 Ontario 173,212 9.1%
148 Elk Grove 169,743 107.8%
153 Corona 166,785 29.2%
159 Lancaster 160,106 34.3%
160 Hayward 158,937 12.7%
161 Palmdale 157,356 33.8%
162 Salinas 157,218 9.5%
167 Sunnyvale 152,771 15.8%
169 Pomona 152,494 2.9%
172 Escondido 151,613 12.8%
176 Torrance 147,195 6.4%
185 Pasadena 142,059 5.5%
187 Fullerton 140,721 11.2%
188 Orange 140,504 8.1%
203 Roseville 132,671 63.1%
208 Visalia 131,074 37.0%
212 Thousand Oaks 128,888 9.7%
213 Concord 128,726 5.2%
218 Simi Valley 126,327 12.8%
219 Santa Clara 125,948 23.0%
222 Victorville 122,265 89.4%
225 Vallejo 121,299 3.3%
226 Berkeley 121,240 17.6%
240 El Monte 115,807 -0.3%
242 Fairfield 114,756 18.5%
246 Carlsbad 113,952 43.4%
251 Downey 113,267 5.3%
253 Temecula 113,054 64.5%
254 Costa Mesa 112,822 3.0%
257 Murrieta 111,674 115.5%
260 Antioch 110,898 21.1%
261 Inglewood 110,654 -1.8%
269 Richmond 109,813 10.2%
270 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 109,592 8.2%
277 West Covina 107,847 2.4%
279 Clovis 106,583 52.4%
280 Daly City 106,472 2.7%
282 Santa Maria 106,290 36.1%
283 Norwalk 106,178 1.5%
290 Burbank 104,447 3.9%
292 San Mateo 103,959 12.1%
293 El Cajon 103,768 9.1%
294 Jurupa Valley 103,541
295 Rialto 103,314 11.3%
301 Vista 101,659 13.0%
310 Vacaville 98,303 9.9%
313 Compton 97,550 4.1%
317 Mission Viejo 96,396 2.9%
325 South Gate 95,538 -1.0%
327 San Marcos 95,261 70.5%
337 Hesperia 93,724 48.6%
340 Carson 92,797 3.1%
343 Santa Monica 92,478 9.6%
344 Santa Barbara 91,930 2.6%
346 Redding 91,808 12.7%
347 Chico 91,567 18.7%
348 Westminster 91,565 3.7%
354 San Leandro 90,465 13.4%
358 Tracy 89,274 53.7%
361 Livermore 89,115 20.5%
364 Menifee 88,531 106.9%
365 Indio 88,488 75.8%
370 Hawthorne 88,031 4.5%
372 Chino 87,776 25.3%
377 Citrus Heights 87,432 2.4%
378 Whittier 86,883 3.6%
380 Newport Beach 86,688 9.6%
385 Alhambra 85,474 0.3%
390 Redwood City 84,950 12.5%
392 Hemet 84,281 41.8%
401 Lake Forest 83,240 9.4%
402 Buena Park 83,156 6.5%
407 Merced 82,594 27.7%
410 Pleasanton 82,270 27.9%
417 Lakewood 81,138 2.1%
421 Mountain View 80,447 13.8%
422 Napa 80,416 10.3%
423 Tustin 80,395 18.7%
430 Alameda 78,906 8.8%
431 Chino Hills 78,822 17.0%
434 Bellflower 77,790 6.5%
436 Milpitas 77,528 23.3%
440 Folsom 77,271 46.5%
445 Manteca 76,908 52.5%
448 Upland 76,684 11.3%
450 Baldwin Park 76,464 0.6%
452 Perris 76,331 109.7%
456 San Ramon 75,639 68.3%
461 Union City 75,322 11.6%
481 Turlock 72,796 27.8%
484 Apple Valley 72,553 32.8%
488 Rancho Cordova 72,326 34.6%
496 Redlands 71,288 11.4%
497 Lynwood 71,187 1.7%
498 Pittsburg 70,679 23.6%
508 Walnut Creek 69,122 7.0%
518 Yorba Linda 68,235 15.4%
519 Davis 68,111 15.1%
522 Redondo Beach 67,867 6.8%
530 Camarillo 67,363 17.1%
533 Palo Alto 67,024 14.4%
535 South San Francisco 66,980 10.4%
538 Yuba City 66,845 30.7%
550 Laguna Niguel 65,328 3.9%
551 San Clemente 65,309 29.1%
559 Lodi 64,641 12.4%
562 Santa Cruz 64,465 15.4%
563 Madera 64,444 47.5%
567 Lake Elsinore 64,205 119.3%
575 Pico Rivera 63,635 0.2%
576 Montebello 63,335 1.7%
577 Encinitas 63,131 8.5%
582 Rocklin 62,787 68.5%
583 Tulare 62,779 36.8%
594 La Habra 61,664 3.6%
598 Eastvale 61,151
599 National City 61,147 12.5%
602 Monterey Park 61,075 1.5%
608 Cupertino 60,643 15.2%
609 Brentwood 60,532 144.7%
610 Petaluma 60,530 10.3%
617 Gardena 60,048 3.6%
618 La Mesa 59,948 9.3%
622 Dublin 59,583 94.3%
633 Woodland 59,068 18.7%
635 Porterville 58,978 28.3%
636 San Rafael 58,954 5.0%
637 Huntington Park 58,879 -4.1%
643 Arcadia 58,523 10.0%
649 Santee 57,834 9.0%
661 Diamond Bar 56,793 0.7%
665 Fountain Valley 56,529 2.7%
668 Novato 56,004 17.1%
675 Hanford 55,547 32.3%
682 Gilroy 55,069 32.0%
685 Highland 54,939 22.4%
686 Paramount 54,909 -0.8%
692 Colton 54,712 13.8%
695 Rosemead 54,500 1.6%
701 Cathedral City 54,056 25.8%
702 Watsonville 53,796 15.5%
710 Yucaipa 53,309 28.6%
716 West Sacramento 52,981 65.2%
720 Delano 52,707 32.6%
728 Palm Desert 52,231 17.1%
729 Placentia 52,228 11.9%
737 Glendora 51,851 4.7%
744 Aliso Viejo 51,424 28.5%
753 Cerritos 50,555 -1.9%
757 Poway 50,077 3.8%
760 Azusa 49,628 10.7%
769 La Mirada 49,216 4.8%
775 Rancho Santa Margarita 48,969 4.0%
776 Cypress 48,906 4.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 97,550 313
2015 98,462 307
2014 98,597 304
2013 97,877 301
2012 97,559 299
2011 97,057 297
2010 96,455 297
2009 93,962 298
2008 93,041 298
2007 93,015 293
2006 93,845 285
2005 94,348 279
2004 94,942 273
2003 95,073 274
2002 94,796 268
2001 94,272 268
2000 93,651 265
1990 90,298 231