Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, south-southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city was incorporated in 1889. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 93,493. An inner suburb of Los Angeles, Compton has seen an increase of middle-class residents in the last few years, due to its affordable housing and the reduction of crime. Compton is still seen as a primarily African-American city, although in the 2000s Latinos became a plural-majority as a result of immigration and shifts in ethnic populations. Neighborhoods in Compton include: Sunny Cove, Leland, Downtown Compton, and the Richland Farms.