Compton, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
94,822
1.31% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.4
0.906% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.7%
1.99% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,728
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$489,400
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
40,591
1.1% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Compton, CA had a population of 94.8k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $69,728. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Compton, CA declined from 96,083 to 94,822, a −1.31% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,297 to $69,728, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Compton, CA are Other (Hispanic) (33%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25%), Two+ (Hispanic) (19.5%), White (Hispanic) (17.8%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.976%).

None of the households in Compton, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

82.9% of the residents in Compton, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Compton, CA are Compton College (112686) (990 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Compton, CA was $489,400, and the homeownership rate was 57.4%.

Most people in Compton, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Compton, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Compton, CA is home to a population of 94.8k people, from which 82.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 29.4% of Compton, CA residents were born outside of the country (27.9k people).

In 2022, there were 1.32 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (31.3k people) in Compton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 18.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

82.9%
2022 Citizenship
83.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 82.9% of Compton, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Compton, CA was 83.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Compton, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    31.3k ± 2.17k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23.7k ± 1.81k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 2.37k
71.2%
Hispanic Population
67.5k people

In 2022, there were 1.32 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (31.3k people) in Compton, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 18.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

71.2% of the people in Compton, CA are hispanic (67.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Compton, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

29.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
27.9k people
29.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
28.2k people

As of 2022, 29.4% of Compton, CA residents (27.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Compton, CA was 29.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    416 ± 154
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    366 ± 120
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    149 ± 118

Compton, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Compton, CA employs 40.6k people. The largest industries in Compton, CA are Manufacturing (5,416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,977 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (4,948 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,597), Public Administration ($57,125), and Information ($54,133).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

40.6k
2022 Value
± 1,577
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 5.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Compton, CA declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 41k employees to 40.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Compton, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,905 people), Production Occupations (4,094 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,672 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Compton, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

40.6k
2022 Value
± 1,577
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 5.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Compton, CA declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 41k employees to 40.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Compton, CA, are Manufacturing (5,416 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,977 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (4,948 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Compton, CA, though some of these residents may live in Compton, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,282
Median earning men ± $1,248
$32,556
Median earning women ± $2,024

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($65,689), Public Administration ($57,337), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,733).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,838), Information ($52,617), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,399).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Compton, CA awarded 990 degrees. The student population of Compton, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,487 male students and 2,595 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Compton, CA are Hispanic or Latino (692 and 69.9%), followed by Black or African American (238 and 24%), Unknown (19 and 1.92%), and Asian (17 and 1.72%).

The largest universities in Compton, CA by number of degrees awarded are Compton College (112686) (990 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Compton, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (451 and 45.6%), Humanistic Studies (112 and 11.3%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (106 and 10.7%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,082 students enrolled in Compton, CA, 36.4% men and 63.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 2,666 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 226 degrees awarded
  2. 112 degrees awarded
  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Compton, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 226 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Compton, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
990 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Compton College (112686) with 990 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 296 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Compton, CA, which is 0.427 times less than the 694 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 692 degrees mean that there were 2.91 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 238 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($38) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,125) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Compton, CA was $489,400 in 2022, which is 1.74 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $423,000 to $489,400, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Compton, CA is 57.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Compton, CA have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Compton, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Compton, CA is $69,728. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Compton, CA was Census Tract 5412 with a value of $97,102, followed by Census Tract 5411 and Census Tract 5413, with respective values of $86,094 and $84,535.

Property

$489,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,671
$14,118
Median Property Taxes
±$802

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Compton, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Compton, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.4%
Homeownership
2022
77.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.4% of the housing units in Compton, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.1%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Compton, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5412
  2. Census Tract 5411
  3. Census Tract 5413

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Compton, CA was Census Tract 5412 with a value of $97,102, followed by Census Tract 5411 and Census Tract 5413, with respective values of $86,094 and $84,535.

The following map shows all of the places in Compton, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,728
Median Household Income
± $3,437
24.6k
Number of Households
± 1,158

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.6k households in Compton, CA grew to $69,728 from the previous year's value of $62,297.

The following chart displays the households in Compton, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Compton, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Public Transit (3.8%)

In 2022, 79.2% of workers in Compton, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who used public transit to get to work (3.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Compton, CA have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.06% of the workforce in Compton, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Compton, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Compton, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Compton, CA (16.7k out of 94.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Compton, CA is Hispanic, followed by Other and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88% of the population of Compton, CA has health coverage, with 36.1% on employee plans, 37.7% on Medicaid, 7.28% on Medicare, 6.54% on non-group plans, and 0.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1354 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,354 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,354 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.5% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
36.1%
Employer Coverage
37.7%
Medicaid
7.28%
Medicare
6.54%
Non-Group
0.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Compton, CA grew by 0.695% from 11.9% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Compton, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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