City of Compton

Seal of the City of Compton

Charter City
Incorporated: May 11, 1888
City Hall: 205 S Willowbrook Ave, Compton, California 90220
City Telephone: (310) 605-5500
Website: www.comptoncity.org
Population (2010 Census):
96,455 (2000 Census: 93,493; 1990 Census: 90,454). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 9,633.9 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 7.5% (2000 Census: 6.9%; 1990 Census: 5.7%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 33.1% (2000 Census: 38.5%; 1990 Census: 36.7%)
Land Area: 10.01 square miles (25.93 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.10 square miles (0.27 square kilometers)

Other City Facts & Statistics

City Government Officials

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.

City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.

Map showing location of the City of Compton