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Compton is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The community was named after Griffith Dickinson Compton, minister and college founder.
The latitude of Compton is 33.895N. The longitude is -118.219W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 95,835.
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0% of Compton residents report German ancestry, and 0% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Compton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Compton was $10,389, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Compton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Compton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $529. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,178.
Libraries in Compton include Compton Library ... View libraries
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Compton political report.
The average commute time for Compton workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 26 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Compton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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