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Compton, California is a city of around 94,000 spread about an area of about 10 square miles. It is the located in Los Angeles County and is widely regarded as part of the south side of Los Angeles. Compton is considered one of the best places for entrepreneurs to start a business in the nation and is ranked number two in Los Angeles County.

The city is served by several large roadways including Interstate 105, I-110, I-710, and State Route 91. Compared to the rest of the state Compton’s annual fatal accident count is almost always higher. Local public transportation is provided by Compton Renaissance Transit System. The Metro Blue Line light rail system provides intercity transportation.

Compton has a Mediterranean climate characterized by warm-to-hot summers and cool-to-warm winters. The temperature in the area rarely falls below freezing and precipitation occurs most commonly in the winter months. Compton most prominent environmental hazard is earthquakes, which occur frequently due to its proximity to several significant fault lines. El Nino winters bring considerably cooler temperatures and more precipitation to Southern California.