Compton, CA 90221 ZIP Code Profile

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Compton, CA | East Rancho Dominguez, CA

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ZIP Code 90221: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Compton, CA 90221

Acceptable Alternative
E Rncho Dmngz, CA 90221
East Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,145
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,185
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,605
  • County: Los Angeles County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.88, Longitude -118.201
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Compton, CA 90221 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 54,307
Population in Households 53,752
Population in Familes 47,786
Population in Group Qrtrs 555
Population Density1 9,989
Diversity Index2 92


Total Households 11,643
Average Household Size 4.62
Family Households 10,153
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 12,448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,856 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,787 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 805 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $282,709
Average Home Value $308,128


Median Household Income $41,507
Average Household Income $51,696
Per Capita Income $11,524
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.64%
Households 0.37% 0.55%
Families 0.4% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   0.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Compton, CA 90221 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 90221 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 172 90th
Population Density1 # 164 91st
Diversity Index2 # 28 99th
Median Household Income # 1366 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1667 5th

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