Compton demographics profile

StatisticComptonCaliforniaNational
Population97,74038,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)9,74623291
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%
Compton, CA has a population of 97,740 and is the 321st largest city in the United States. The population density is 9,746 per sq mi which is 4094% higher than the California average and 10657% higher than the national average. The median age in Compton is 30 which is approximately 17% lower than the California average of 36. In Compton, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 37% speak English and 61% speak Spanish. 60% of Compton residents were born in California, 9% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 31% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Compton is 4094% 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 or African American.
  • In Compton 1.01% of the population is Asian.

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Compton population breakdown by race

RaceComptonCaliforniaNational
White36.99%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American31.09%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.

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