West Compton, California

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West Compton is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) located in southern Los Angeles County, California. The population was 5,435 at the 2000 census. The community lies to the west of the city of Compton. The ZIP Code serving the community is 90248,[1] which is served by Gardena.[2]



West Compton is located at 33°53′38.01″N 118°16′11″W / 33.8938917°N 118.26972°W / 33.8938917; -118.26972 (33.894116, -118.266304).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 km² (1.6 mi²), all land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 5,435 people, 1,535 households, and 1,209 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,279.6/km² (3,313.0/mi²). There were 1,576 housing units at an average density of 371.0/km² (960.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.93% African American, 4.14% White, 0.63% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 22.48% from other races, and 3.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.80% of the population. Non-Hispanic whites comprise only 1.6% of the population.

There were 1,535 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 26.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.53 and the average family size was 3.90.

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