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Compton city, California

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Compton city, California
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 96,404
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 95,605
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 96,404
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 95,740
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 96,455
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,561
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 29.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 53.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $355,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,841
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $459
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,219
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 23,742
Persons per household, 2015-2019 4.05
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 93.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 63.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 88.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 72.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 62.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 8.6%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 77,642
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 63,984
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,184,226
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 368,756
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $3,780
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $52,883
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $17,049
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 8,106
Men-owned firms, 2012 3,617
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,919
Minority-owned firms, 2012 7,441
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 466
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 554
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 7,331
Population per square mile, 2010 9,633.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 10.01
FIPS Code 0615044
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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