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Welcome to Compton ...

The village of Compton is located in Lee County<1>.


The location of Compton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Compton: KAHM-tuhn<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Compton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Compton has a population of 283 people<4> (see below for details).

Compton is 970 feet [296 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Compton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Compton: (815) & (779)<6>

The ZIP code for Compton: 61318<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Compton had an population of 283 people. This is a decrease of 6.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Compton had a population of 303 people. This makes Compton the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 303 people, the population of Compton decreased 12.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 347 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Compton.

Communities Also Named Compton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Compton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), 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.

  • Rochelle
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Mendota
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendota
    • Mendota is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,904 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendota <8>
  • Amboy
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
    • Amboy is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,287 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amboy <8>
  • Earlville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earlville
    • Earlville is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,570 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Earlville <8>
  • Waterman
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterman
    • Waterman is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,497 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterman <8>
  • Hillcrest
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest is located in Ogle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,216 people
  • Malta
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
    • Malta is located in DeKalb County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,161 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta <8>
  • Franklin Grove
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Grove
    • Franklin Grove is located in Lee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 919 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin Grove <8>
  • Shabbona
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Leland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
    • Leland is located in La Salle County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 902 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland <8>

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. 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Compton was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Compton post office opened in 1873.

We also found Compton on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Compton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Compton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Compton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Compton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<7>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 village (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).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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