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Date of Incorporation: May 14, 1888

Compton was the 7th City to be incorporated in Los Angeles County. The original town was comprised of 2,250 acres.

Elevation: 60-75 Feet Above Sea Level

Geographic Area: 10.2 square miles (6,514 acres) General Plan Update December 3, 1991

Population:

United States Census

2000
93,493
1990
90,454
1980
81,286
1970
78,611
1960
71,816
1950
47,991
1940
16,198
1930
12,516
1920
1,478
1910
992



State Department of Finance Estimates

1970
78,547
1971
77,900
1972
77,000
1973
76,200
1974
75,000
1975
73,800
1976
73,600
1977
75,000
1978
74,860
1979
78,913
1980
81,877
1981
83,601
1982
84,581
1983
85,705
1984
87,045
1985
88,239
1986
90,258
1987
92,799
1988
93,070
1989
93,007
1990
93,352
1991
90,900
1992
91,700
1993
91,413
1994
91,609
1995
91,128
1996
93,268
1997
94,487
1998
95,452
1999
96,847
2000
95,381
2001
94,579
2002
95,926



* The population figures for 2000 and 2001 includes a readjustment by the State Department of Finance using the 2000 United States decennial census as the benchmark for the estimates.

Year Total Black Hispanic White

Pacific Islander

Other
2000 93,493

37,263

40.0%

53,143

56.8%

954

1.0%

953

1.0%

1,180

1.3%

1990 90.454

48,570

53.7%

38,316

42.4%

1,613

1.8%

1,186

1.3%

751

0.8%



Land Use
Acres Percent

Residential


Low Density (0-8 du/acre)
2,417 37%
Medium Density (8.1 – 17 du/acre)
155 2%
High Density (17.1 – 34 du/acre)
61
0.1%
Total
2,633
39%

Commercial

General
362 6%
Office
11 0.1%
Total
373 7.0%

Industrial
1,165 18%
Public/Quasi Public
707 11%
Open Space
95 1%
Vacant
195 3%
Transportation
1,346 21%
Total
6,514 100%
 
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