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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Compton is approximately 93,493 (2000), 96455 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 23,239 (1990), 23062 (2010).
The amount of land area in Compton is 26.333 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Compton is 10.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.134 sq kilometers.
The distance from Compton to Washington DC is 2428 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 369 miles. (as the crow flies)
Compton is positioned 33.89 degrees north of the equator and 118.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Compton elevation is 60-75 feet above sea level.
Compton median income is $ 24,971 (2000).
Compton average annual rainfall is 17 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 65 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82 degrees F.


near Los Angeles in the Los Angeles basin as a residential and manufacturing area. It is bounded by Los Angeles County on the west and north and by Long Beach and Carson on the south.
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History & History Related Items

Granted in 1784 to Juan Jose Dominguez by the Spanish Crown, the 75,000+ acre tract was called Rancho San Pedro.
Compton was named for Griffith D. Compton (1820-1905). He led a group of families, searching for a more mild climate, to the area in 1867. Compton was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1933. Compton is the 2nd oldest city in the county and the 7th to be incorporated.

Here is a history page for Compton.
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The settling of Compton


The incorporation of Compton

May 11, 1888


Things to do in Compton.
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Compton City Government

City of Compton official site
205 South Willowbrook Ave.
Compton, California 90220
Phone: 310-605-5500

Compton has a Council/Manager form of government. The council has five members, one of whom is the Mayor. The mayor is elected at-large as are the City Council members.

Compton Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
310 N Willowbrook Ave # 5c
Compton, CA 90220-2437
Phone: 310-631-8611
Fax: 310-631-2066

Chamber Of Commerce
208 N Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90221-2835
Phone: 310-639-4455

Compton Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
310 N Willowbrook Ave # 5c
Compton, CA 90220-2437
Phone: 310-631-8611
Fax: 310-631-2066

Chamber Of Commerce
208 N Long Beach Blvd
Compton, CA 90221-2835
Phone: 310-639-4455

Compton Libraries

Compton Public Library
240 W. Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90220
Phone: 310-637-0202

East Rancho Dominguez Library
4205 E Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90221-3664
Phone: 310-632-6193

Compton Schools

The Compton Unified School District
604 South Tamarind Avenue
Compton, CA 90220
Phone: (310) 639-4321

Stephen C. Foster Elementary School
1620 North Pannes Avenue
Compton, California 90221
Part of the Compton Unified School District


Compton Community College
1111 East Artesia Boulevard
Compton, California
Phone: (310) 637-2660 Compton


Compton population was:
1990 - 90,454
1996 - 93,268
2000 - 93,493

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