Sompeta is located at . It has an average elevation of 8 metres (26 feet).
India census, Sompeta had a population of 17,390. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Sompeta has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 54%. In Sompeta, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sompeta is trading center of coconutcoir and even exports coir to other states.
Arogyavaram Eye Hospital, Premier eye hospital of the Srikakulam district is established in 1939. It is highly Sophisticated and fully equipped. Efficient team of doctors perform around 5000 cataract surgeries. It is supported by Operation Eyesight Universal of Canada, which owes its birth to this hospital. This hospital is the referral centre for eye care in a radius of 200 kilometres.