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The Village of Compton had a population of 307 as of July 1, 2016. Compton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Compton is located at latitude 41.694 and longitude -89.0861 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Compton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 971 feet.

The Village of Compton (GNIS ID: 2398609) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Compton is located within Township of Brooklyn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Compton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Compton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 307
Population in Households 307
Population in Familes 262
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,862
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $158,929
Average Home Value $194,355


Median Household Income $55,514
Average Household Income $69,652
Per Capita Income $26,523
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.13%
Households 0.42% 0.0%
Families 0.77% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Compton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Compton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1088 20th
Population Density1 # 321 77th
Diversity Index2 # 531 61st
Median Household Income # 555 60th
Per Capita Income # 600 56th

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