Compton employment information

IndexComptonCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$13,847$29,906$28,555
Median household income$43,230$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$57,825$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,273$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$22,335$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$19,629$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate10.2%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level26.7%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Compton is 52% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Compton is 19% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Compton is 75% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Compton is 71% higher than the national average.

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Compton median earnings by income bracket

Compton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.0%0.6%
Manufacturing sector20.5%0.7%
Financial & insurance services0.9%3.7%
Wholesale & retail services15.2%15.2%
Public administration2.9%4.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.1%6.5%
Education, health & social services9.8%31.9%
Other27.1%24.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Rolling Hills, CA1,689$218,583309%
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,568$171,328220%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,534$142,071166%
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,184$136,477155%
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,282$120,697126%
Compton, CA97,663$43,23019%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lawton, OK97,788$43,26319%
Pearland, TX97,427$94,65377%
Roanoke, VA97,949$39,53026%
Jurupa Valley, CA97,247$55,8985%
Albany, NY98,287$41,09923%
Compton, CA97,663$43,23019%
Source: The Compton, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.