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Welcome to Compton ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Compton has a population of 95,000 people<2> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Compton, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated May 11, 1888.
Compton is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Compton lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Compton: (310) & (424)<4>
The ZIP codes for Compton: 90220-90224<5>
Websites for Compton ...
Official Website: www.comptoncity.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Compton had an population of 95,000 people. This is a decrease of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.61% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Compton had a population of 96,455 people. This makes Compton the county's 16th most populous community.
The population of Compton represents 0.26% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 96,455 people, the population of Compton increased 3.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 93,493 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Compton.
Communities Also Named Compton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Compton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Compton.
Communities near Compton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Compton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Compton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Compton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Compton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Compton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Compton. Our list includes 35 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Compton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Compton ...
Looking for more information about Compton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Compton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Compton.
Adding Compton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Compton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Compton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Compton on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Compton: www.comptoncity.org/
The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 15 Aug 2022