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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).

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Compton location: 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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Climate & Weather

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.
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Compton history:

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.

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The settling of Compton: 1867
The incorporation date of Compton: May 11, 1888

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