Income/capita 50%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 83%
Income per capita$14,820$31,458$29,829
Median household income$45,406$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,891$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,861$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$25,025$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$20,227$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level25.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Compton is 50% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Compton is 18% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Compton is 83% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Compton is 69% higher than the national average

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      Compton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.5%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector19.0%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.5%2.6%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%13.8%
      Public administration2.8%5.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.3%6.6%
      Education, health & social services9.4%31.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
      Compton, CA97,740$45,40618%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Albany, NY98,425$42,33523%
      Renton, WA98,499$66,05019%
      Vista, CA98,560$54,2032%
      Arden-Arcade, CA96,898$46,61716%
      San Angelo, TX98,694$45,48118%
      Compton, CA97,740$45,40618%
      Source: The Compton, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).