Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County in Southern California situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
The City of Compton was incorporated on May 11, 1888 and is one of the oldest cities in the county, it was the eighth city to incorporate.
As of the 2010 census, Compton had a total population of 96,455.
Compton is bordered by the 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.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26 km2). 10.0 square miles (26 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.03%) is water.

Meeting with Representatives from  Compton: January 12, 2016

The Los Angeles River runs along through the eastern part of Compton.