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Compton has the 232nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Compton is part of the Los Angeles metro area. Unemployment in the Los Angeles area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Los Angeles has the 2nd largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Compton is above average at $53,870, and the median cost of a home in Compton is $233,400, which is above the national average. 6% of workers in Compton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 60% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Compton. 72% of Compton workers drive to work alone, 7% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Compton spend an average of 28 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.

Employment Resources

City of Compton CareerLink Center (Youth)

700 N Bullis Road
Compton, CA 90221

LA South/Compton Workforce Service Office

2909 E Pacific Commerce Drive
Compton, CA 90220

CCD/Compton WorkSource Center

2909 E Pacific Commerce Drive
Compton, CA 90221