East Compton, California

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East Compton, also known as East Rancho Dominguez, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in southern Los Angeles County, California. The population was 9,286 at the 2000 census. East Rancho Dominguez is an accepted city name according to the USPS, and shared the 90221 ZIP Code with Compton.[1]

East Rancho Dominguez is an unincorporated enclave surrounded by Compton within five blocks east and west of Atlantic Ave.. Alondra Blvd. is the southern border, and three blocks north of Rosecrans Ave. is roughly the northern border. East Rancho Dominguez County Park is in the center of the community.

To the north is the city of Lynwood. To the east is the Long Beach Freeway, the Los Angeles River, and then the city of Paramount. To the south and southeast is the city of Long Beach.

Its sphere of influence is the city of Compton, which has tried to annex East Rancho Dominguez, but business and property owners in the area have opposed the annexation.[2][3]

Rancho Dominguez is a separate unincorporated, mostly industrial area south of the city of Compton.

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Geography

East Compton is located at 33°53′52″N 118°11′39″W / 33.89778°N 118.19417°W / 33.89778; -118.19417 (33.897748, -118.194093).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 9,286 people, 1,849 households, and 1,669 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,894.9/km² (17,945.9/mi²). There were 1,945 housing units at an average density of 1,444.2/km² (3,758.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 24.69% White, 19.83% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 1.17% Pacific Islander, 50.23% from other races, and 3.23% from two or more races. 77.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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