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Compton is a township in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area.
The latitude of Compton is 46.41N. The longitude is -95.214W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,378 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 799.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Compton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otter Tail County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56518 ZIP code.
48% of Compton residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $13,342, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $272. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $656.
Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Compton political report.
The average commute time for Compton workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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