This City of Compton Resource Guide provides information for existing and interested business enterprises wanting to provide product and services within our city.

The City of Compton is one of the oldest cities in the county and on May 11, 1888, was the eighth city to incorporate.

The City of Compton is known as the “Hub City” due to its geographic centrality in Los Angeles County. Neighborhoods in Compton include Sunny Cove, Leland, Downtown Compton, and Richland Farms.

The City of Compton has 96,455 residents, served by just over 300 proud City Workers.

The City of Compton purchases at the departmental-level and managers have primary purchasing responsibilities for their respective department.

The City of Compton was recently designated as an “Entrepreneurial Hot Spot” by Cognetics, Inc., an independent economic research firm. Compton made the national list for best places to start and grow a business, and ranked #2 in Los Angeles County out of a field of 88 cities.

The City of Compton’s Planning and Economic Development department provides a business assistance program consisting of a comprehensive mix of resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Contact Us:

  • Dean L. Jones, Economic Development Specialist
  • City of Compton
  • 205 S. Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA 90220
  • (310) 761-1474
  • Operations:
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Compton is surrounded by multiple freeways which provide access to destinations throughout the region. The Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports are less than 20 minutes from downtown Compton, providing access to international destinations for customers and suppliers. The Alameda Corridor, a passageway for 25% of all U.S. waterborne international trade, runs directly through Compton from north to south.

  • Males: 47,837 (48.9%)
  • Females: 50,040 (51.1%)
  • Two US Post Offices
  • Zip codes: 90059, 90220, 90221, 90222, 90223, 90224, 90262, 90805
  • Estimated median household income $42,613
  • Estimated median house or condo value is $229,200
  • Land area: 10.2 square miles.
  • Public Transportation
  • METRO Blue Line Light Rail (2 Platform Stops)
  • METRO and Gardena Bus Lines
  • El Camino College-Compton Center (Full-time enrollment: 4,506; Location: 1111 East Artesia Blvd.; Compton, CA 90221;
  • California State University-Dominguez Hills (Location: 3 miles south in Carson, CA; Full-time enrollment: 9,862; )
  • 10 Public High Schools; 10 Middle Schools; Elementary Schools
  • Social Security Office
  • CA Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • Los Angeles County Department of Probation
  • Los Angeles County Compton Superior Courthouse
  • Compton/Woodley Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located two miles southwest of our Civic Center, The FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2007–2011 categorized it as a ‘reliever’ airport.  The airport opened on May 10, 1924. It is used for general aviation as an alternative to Los Angeles International Airport about 8 miles (13 km) to the west.

Compton California has several quality boarder cities with unincorporated Willowbrook on the north and northwest, the unincorporated West Compton on the west, the city of Carson on the southwest, the unincorporated Rancho Dominguez on the south, the city of Long Beach on the southeast, the city of Paramount and the unincorporated East Compton on the east, and by the city of Lynwood on the northeast.

East Compton, also known as East Rancho Dominguez, is a mostly industrial unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP). The population was 15,135 according to the 2010 Census.  East Rancho Dominguez is an accepted city name according to the USPS, and shares the 90221 ZIP Code with Compton.