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Housing and Real Estate in Compton, CA

All the facts, figures and information you need to choose housing in this city.

By Livability.com on September 1, 2016

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Could Compton, California be your next best place to live? Selecting a city can be a challenging process – just as challenging as searching for a new place to live ‚Äì but Livability will equip you with you with all the information you need to get your process underway.

Let's begin with some basics: Compton has a population of 97,663 who live in 25,236 households. About 92.7% are occupied and 7.3% are empty. That's a lower vacancy rate than the rest of the U.S.. A typical home here has three or more bedrooms.

The largest share of homes in Compton were built in the 1950s. About 3% of homes were built after the year 2000. On the older end of the spectrum, 66.6% of houses were built before 1960. This is a very settled community with a higher percentage of residents living here for more than 15 years than most cities.

How much do residences cost in Compton, California?

On the whole, houses in this community are much less expensive than the in U.S. average with only 1.6% of the houses here costing more than $500,000. Residents find living here to be much less affordable than in most cities. A buyer looking to spend less than $200,000 will find about 32% of homes here in that range. Another 48% of houses fall between $200,000 and $300,00. Homes have taken an average of 95 days to sell. A typical home here sells for about $310,500.

Who lives in Compton, California? :

This area has a higher number of households made up of married couples with their own children, making it a more family-oriented community than most. Elementary school kids make up 42% of the population while another 22% are in high school. The adults have a much lower rate of higher education than the nation as a whole – 6% have at least a bachelor's degree.

Some final details about who lives here. The population has a higher than usual population of veterans. It also features a high number of residents who were born in the state. This is a well-settled population with a higher than usual portion of the residents having lived here at least 15 years. About 12% of residents moved here recently. Of those, 11% moved from within the same county, 1.2% moved from a different county within the state, 0.4% moved from a different state, and just 0.3% moved from abroad.

We hope that gives you a quick overview of housing and real estate in Compton, California.

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