Compton, California

Population 97,560

Compton is located in Los Angeles County, CA. The population is 97,560.

There are 40 public schools in Compton with an average Homefacts rating of C-. The total crime rate for Compton is high , and there are 103 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Compton is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Compton property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Compton include East Rancho Dominguez, Willowbrook and West Rancho Dominguez.

Compton Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Below Average
  • No High School Diploma: 42.1%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 49.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 8.2%

Crime Rate

30.35% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 752
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 442
  • Burglary: 346
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

22.04% Lower than national avg.
  • 103 offenders in Compton
  • 10.56 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

335 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 6
  • Registered Polluters: 71
  • Superfunds: 18
  • Tanks & Spills: 240


High 6.9%
  • California unemployment average: 4.1%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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40 Public Schools view public schools

There are 40 K-12 public schools in Compton, CA and 12 private schools. Homefacts rates Compton's schools as Below Average, with an overall C- rating.

1 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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103 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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1 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Compton, CA issued 1 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Compton, CA issued 4 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $1,310
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,526
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,952
  • 3 Bedrooms: $2,585
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,815

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Environmental Hazards

335 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality MODERATE (127/152)
    Compton, CA has 83.55% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Compton, CA is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.98 Average
    Compton, CA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 59.28°
  • February 58.03°
  • March 61.07°
  • April 62.7°
  • May 65.02°
  • June 67.3°
  • July 69.42°
  • August 70.98°
  • September 71.68°
  • October 68.65°
  • November 63.57°
  • December 56.92°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Compton, CA

Compton, CA has a very high risk of earthquakes.
Compton, CA has no risk of hurricanes.
Compton, CA has a very low risk of hail storms.
Compton, CA has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Compton, CA: $49,125


Unemployment in Compton is 6.9%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.1% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 62.84%
White Collar - 37.16%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Jerry Brown
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein

City Representatives

  • Janice Hahn

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

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2 Cemeteries view all

31 FCC Towers view all

0 Hospitals view all

  • No hospitals found in Compton, CA

1 Library view all

2 Police Stations view all

1 Retirement Home view all

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