Most Expensive Compton Neighborhoods
|1||E Compton Blvd / S Long Beach Blvd|
|2||N Spring Ave / E Elm St|
|3||S San Pedro St / S Avalon Blvd|
|4||W Alondra Blvd / S Central Ave|
|5||S Avalon Blvd / E Rosecrans Ave|
|6||S Wilmington Ave / W Compton Blvd|
|7||S Wilmington Ave / W Alondra Blvd|
|8||N Wilmington Ave / W 131st St|
|9||N Bradfield Ave / E Rosecrans Ave|
|10||S Long Beach Blvd / E Caldwell St|
Compton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 98,597 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Compton is the 71st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Compton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Compton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.13% of the Compton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Compton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Compton who work in office and administrative support (17.03%), sales jobs (9.01%) and maintenance occupations (6.46%).
In Compton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Compton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Compton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In Compton, just 6.40% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Compton in 2010 was $13,847, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,388 for a family of four. However, Compton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Compton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Compton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Compton, accounting for 66.31% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Compton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. The main ancestry of people in Compton is African.
Compton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.94%.
The most common language spoken in Compton is Spanish. Some people also speak English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||23,395|
|COMPTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||54.53%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||45.47%|
|TYPE OF COMPTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||69.96%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||8.48%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.69%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||10.12%|
|SIZE OF COMPTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||1.75%|
|AGE OF COMPTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||2.89%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||19.47%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||64.30%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||13.34%|
|COMPTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$321,852|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,277|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $68,000||4.83%|
|$68,001 - $135,000||1.92%|
|$135,001 - $271,000||25.41%|
|$271,001 - $406,000||47.49%|
|$406,001 - $541,000||14.60%|
|$541,001 - $677,000||4.13%|
|$677,001 - $1,015,000||1.20%|
|$1,015,001 - $1,353,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF COMPTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.84%|
|5 TO 17||22.78%|
|18 TO 24||13.06%|
|25 TO 34||14.63%|
|35 TO 54||24.89%|
|55 TO 64||8.05%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||7.75%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||60.06%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$43,230|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$13,847|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||26.74%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (16.74%)
Public Service (3.79%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (2.18%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||31.37%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.33%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.20%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||27.59%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.64%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||66.31%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||African (2.64%)|
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||Spanish (61.37%)
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