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West Compton

Tell us what West Compton means to you

  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?


When I grew up here, we still called it Gardena. In fact, my mailing address was Gardena. This area is rather ambiguous.

— Aaron
February 1, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

This area is also consider W. Rancho Dominguez-Victoria including some portion of Willowbrook. This area has some nice houses and nice neighborhoods.

— Jose
July 28, 2011 at 6:37 p.m.

Is there such a place as West Rancho Dominguez or Victoria?

— Un-Inc
June 7, 2010 at 9:46 a.m.

West Compton

is an unincorporated area in the Southeast region of Los Angeles County.
The neighboring communities are Carson, Compton, Harbor Gateway and Willowbrook.
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About This Project
West Compton is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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