StatisticComptonCaliforniaNational
Population97,74039,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)9,74625691
Median age29.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%46%43%
Speak English37%56%79%
Speak Spanish61%29%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Compton is 3707% higher than California
  • The median age in Compton is 17% lower than California
  • In Compton 36.99% of the population is White
  • In Compton 31.09% of the population is Black
  • In Compton 1.01% of the population is Asian

Compare Compton, CA Demographics

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      Compton population breakdown by race

      RaceComptonCaliforniaNational
      White36.99%61.26%73.35%
      Black31.09%5.85%12.63%
      Asian1.01%13.85%5.22%
      American Indian0.38%0.74%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.32%0.39%0.18%
      Mixed race1.81%4.62%3.06%
      Other race28.40%13.28%4.75%
      In Compton, 66.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Compton age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Compton, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).