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0.22% decline
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4.36% growth
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3.11% growth
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8.54% growth


The economy of Compton, CA employs 37,732 people. The economy of Compton, CA is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Manufacturing; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 2.24; 1.71; and 1.68 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Compton, CA are Manufacturing (6,251), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,989), and Retail trade (3,930), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($90,156), Utilities ($70,400), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($36,763).

Median household income in Compton, CA is $45,406. Males in Compton, CA have an average income that is 1.12 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,059. The income inequality of Compton, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Compton, CA. In Los Angeles County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,222. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Compton, CA is from the county of Los Angeles County, CA.

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Compton, CA is home to a population of 97,740 people, from which 79.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Compton, CA is composed of 64,798 Hispanic residents (66.3%), 29,879 Black residents (30.6%), 1,065 White residents (1.09%), 883 Asian residents (0.9%), and 572 Two+ residents (0.59%). The most common foreign languages in Compton, CA are Spanish (54,729 speakers), Other Pacific Island (299 speakers), and African Languages (156 speakers), but compared to other places, Compton, CA has a relative high number of Spanish (54,729 speakers), Thai (106 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (299 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Compton, CA awarded 420 degrees. The student population of Compton, CA is skewed towards females, with 148 male students and 272 female students. Most students in Compton, CA are Hispanic or Latino (214 and 51%), followed by Black or African American (162 and 38.6%), Asian (17 and 4.05%), and Two or more races (10 and 2.38%). The largest universities in Compton, CA by number of graduates are El Camino College-Compton Center (420 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Compton, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (84 and 20%), Humanistic Studies (50 and 11.9%), and Registered Nursing (36 and 8.57%). The median tuition costs in Compton, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Compton, CA is $264,300, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $243,500 to $264,300, a 8.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Compton, CA is 54.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Compton, CA have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Compton, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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