Compton, California

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The location of Compton, California.

Compton is a city in Los Angeles County, California. It is southeast of Los Angeles, and is on the right side of the Los Angeles River. One stream that flows through it is called Compton Creek. The city's total land area is 10.2 square miles (26.4 aquare kilometers).

The city, incorporated in 1888, now has a population of 94,425. Its current mayor is Eric Perrodin. The city is known for having one of the highest crime rates in the United States.