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Welcome to Compton ...

The city of Compton is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Compton has a population of 95,605 people<2> (see below for details).

Compton was incorporated May 11, 1888.

The community of 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 95,605 people. This is a decrease of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.26% 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 total 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.

  • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County]
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    • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,979,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Angeles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Angeles<7>
  • Long Beach [Los Angeles County]
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    • Long Beach [Los Angeles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 462,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<7>
  • Anaheim [Orange County]
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    • Anaheim [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 350,365 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anaheim
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anaheim<7>
  • Glendale [Los Angeles County]
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    • Glendale [Los Angeles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Compton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 199,303 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Garden Grove [Orange County]
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      • Garden Grove [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 171,644 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden Grove<7>
    • Torrance [Los Angeles County]
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      • Torrance [Los Angeles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143,592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrance<7>
    • Pasadena [Los Angeles County]
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      • Pasadena [Los Angeles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141,029 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasadena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasadena<7>
    • Fullerton [Orange County]
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      • Fullerton [Orange County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fullerton<7>
    • El Monte [Los Angeles County]
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      • El Monte [Los Angeles County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 115,487 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Monte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Monte<7>
    • Inglewood [Los Angeles County]
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      • Inglewood [Los Angeles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Compton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 108,151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inglewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inglewood<7>

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.

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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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Compton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (424) is an overlay for area code (310).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Compton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Compton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Compton includes: 90220, 90221, 90222, 90223 & 90224.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Compton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Compton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Compton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Compton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8960, Longitude: -118.2204    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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