This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Compton has a low population density. Compton is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Based on its overall value of 3/10 and its quality of life rating of 4/10, Compton, CA may not be the best fit for some homeowners. Be sure to visit Compton before moving to make sure it’s the right fit for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Compton has a population density of 9,531, with 96,590 current residents.
Out of the 96,590 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 49% of the residents are married and 51% are single.
- 78% Sun
- 15% Rain
- 0% Snow
64°F average temperature
- 50 years Median home age
- $167,310 Median home price
- -16.92% Home appreciation rate
- 7.73% Annual property tax
As for living in Compton, the air quality is 1% and the weather, on average, is 78% sunny, 15% rainy, and 0% snowy. The average temperature is 64°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Compton, you should know that 52.7% of homes are owned while 42% of homes are rented, and 5.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $167,310, the median age of homes is 50 years, the annual home appreciation is -16.92% and the annual property tax is 7.73%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of Compton, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Compton’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Compton is 27 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 69.19% Democratic, 28.82% Republican, and 1.99% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:23
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
47%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
2%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Compton, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 21.20% of residents are unemployed in Compton (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Compton residents: 5.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 9.82% are in the arts and sciences field, 18.1% are in the customer service field, 24.8% are in the sales field, 0.30% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 32.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:23. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 47.49%, 4.26% of residents have an associate’s degree, 3.96% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 1.79% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Compton, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Compton have a few different options. 63% of commuters use their own cars, 22% of commuters carpool, 9% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.