The city of Compton is commonly associated with Los Angeles, but it is actually its own independent city, not a neighborhood within LA. Compton is actually one of the older cities in Los Angeles County, with an incorporation date of 1888. As of the 2010 Census, the city of Compton has 96,455 residents, and is known to county residents as the “hub city”, because of its location near the exact center of the county. The city has a young community, and the majority of the residents are young blue collar workers.
Transportation within the city of Compton is mostly done by road, although the city does have its own airport, separate from the Los Angeles International Airport and the Long Beach Airports. The city also has access to multiple highways, including the Interstates 105, 110, and 710, as well as State Route 91. The city’s Metro Blue Line rail line offers railroad service to residents, and the bus system is run by the Compton Renaissance Transit System.