Compton Saw Rapid Demographic Shifts After Racial Covenants Were Ruled Unenforceable

Percentage of white residents in Los Angeles County cities between 1940 and 1970.

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Notes: Includes all cities in Los Angeles County with a population of 2,500 or greater in the 1940 census. All city boundaries, populations and definitions of "white" are relative to the year.