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City of Compton

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Charter City
Incorporated: May 11, 1888
City Hall: 205 S Willowbrook Ave, Compton, California 90220
Website: www.comptoncity.org
Population (2020 Census): 95,740 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 27.8%
Population Density (2020 Census): 9,548.2 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 24,739
Persons Per Housing Unit: 3.9
Land Area: 10.03 square miles (25.97 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.09 square miles (0.23 square kilometers)
Total Area: 10.12 square miles (26.21 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.894047 -118.227469

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Originally a railroad station along the Los Angeles-San Pedro line. It was named after Griffith D. Compton, founder of the Methodist Temperance Colony on Rancho Dominguez and one the founders of USC.

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