Compton, California

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City of Compton
City
Compton martin luther king monument.jpgHSY- Los Angeles Metro, Compton, Platform View.jpg
Compton High School billboard.jpgEntering compton.jpg
Clockwise from top: King Memorial, Compton train platform, Compton obelisk, Compton High School
Official seal of City of Compton
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Hub City[1]
Motto(s): 
Birthing a New Compton[2]
Location of Compton in Los Angeles County, California
Location of Compton in Los Angeles County, California
City of Compton is located in the United States
City of Compton
City of Compton
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°53′48″N 118°13′30″W / 33.89667°N 118.22500°W / 33.89667; -118.22500Coordinates: 33°53′48″N 118°13′30″W / 33.89667°N 118.22500°W / 33.89667; -118.22500
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedMay 11, 1888[3]
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City council[5]Mayor: Aja Brown
Janna Zurita
Isaac Galvan
Tana McCoy
Nandak Dhurjati
 • City managerCecil W. Rhambo, Jr.[4]
 • City attorneyCraig J. Cornwell[5]
 • City treasurerDouglas Sanders[5]
 • City clerkAlita Godwin[5]
Area
 • Total10.12 sq mi (26.20 km2)
 • Land10.03 sq mi (25.97 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)  1.03%
Elevation69 ft (21 m)
Population
 • Total96,455
 • Estimate 
(2016)
97,550
 • Density9,727.76/sq mi (3,755.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes[9]
90220–90224
Area codes310/424
FIPS code06-15044
GNIS feature IDs1652689, 2410213
Websitewww.comptoncity.org

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hub City – About Compton". City of Compton. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. Compton City Council (March 5, 2013). "City Council Agenda" (PDF). p. 17. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "City Manager". City of Compton. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Elected Officials". City of Compton. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  6. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 19, 2017.
  7. "Compton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  8. "Compton (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  9. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 20, 2014.