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Located in: Rutherford County (see below)

Time Zone: Compton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<1>

Elevation: 560 feet [170.69 m] above sea level<2>

Websites for Compton

Chamber of Commerce:

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for Compton:

Lat:   35.904700°   (or 35°54'16" N)

Lon:   -86.328900°   (or -86°19'44" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Lascassas<4>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Compton

GNIS ID:   1281049

FIPS State / Place Code:   47 / 16660

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Compton)

About Rutherford County

The community of Murfreesboro is the County Seat for Rutherford County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Rutherford)


2019 Est:<5>     332,125   (26.47% increase since 2010)  
2010     262,604   (44.27% increase since 2000)
2000:     182,023

Total Area:<6>   624 sq. miles [1,616.3 km²]

Housing Units: <7>   102,968

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Rutherford

GNIS ID:   1639787

FIPS State / County Code:   47 / 149

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Compton)

About Tennessee

From the US Census


2019 Est:     6,830,325   (7.63% increase since 2010)  
2010:     6,346,105   (11.54% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,689,283

Websites for State of Tennessee

Official Website:





Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Tennessee

GNIS ID:   1325873

FIPS State:   47

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Compton)

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Footnotes ...

<1>While Compton is in the Central Time Zone, the area to the south is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Compton, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<4>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Compton.
<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Compton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).


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