LOCATION
The City of Lompoc is surrounded by chaparral forest to the north, rolling hills to the south, and an open level Valley to the west. Incorporated in 1874, Lompoc has grown from a small agricultural town to a diversified economy with a rich culture focused on tourism, arts, recreation, wineries, and history. Home to 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc also supports an economy driven by technology, innovation, and industry. Lompoc invites people into the city through its attractions such as the historic La Purisima Mission, a vast array of murals located throughout the Old Town Corridor, a world renowned wine industry, activities for all including sky diving, bike courses, festivals, and much more.
  The City of Lompoc, California, is conveniently located on the beautiful Central Coast, nestled in the St. Rita Hills, just 55- miles north of Santa Barbara, and just 60-miles south of San Luis Obispo. In addition to Lompoc’s closest neighboring cities, it is also situated near the center of California’s coast, just 155 – miles north of the Los Angeles region, and 270- miles south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Lompoc is located on the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1, and has major arteries running through the City, including Highway 1 and Highway 246, connecting the residents to San Luis Obispo to the north, and Santa Barbara to the south. In addition to access to major interstates and highways, the Amtrak rail also runs through Lompoc, taking passengers to major cities regionally. Lompoc is just nine miles from the ocean, which invites residents and tourists to enjoy the Pacific Coast with Lompoc’s beach areas. Lompoc is also home to the Lompoc Airport, situated on the northern side of town and on the south bank of the Santa Ynez River, west of State Highway 1. The fully functional and self sustaining airport provides an aerial gateway to the Lompoc Valley. In addition to connectivity by multiple modes of transit, the City of Lompoc is connected to major cities in California along the fiber highway. Regional fiber optic technology runs through Lompoc connecting the City to large portion of the California coast.
  • Lompoc Valley (93436) General Population: 55,176
  • Lompoc City General Population: 44,164
  • Median Age: 34
 
  • 79% high school graduate or higher
  • 17.6% Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Median Household Income: $54,980
  • Total housing units: 18,792
  • Median gross rent: $1,010

CLIMATE
Just a short ten minute drive to the ocean, the City of Lompoc enjoys a mild year-round climate, with an average daily temperature range from the high 40s at night to a the high 70s or low 80s during the daytime. Year-round, Lompoc enjoys a mild climate with an average temperature of 68.4°F. Located just nine miles from the shoreline, Lompoc is 98 feet above mean sea level. A northwest breeze is common with an average hourly wind speed of six miles per hour. There is moderate rainfall, daily fog and no snow in the area. The temperate climate in the Lompoc Valley has become famous for producing some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in the county labeled under the new Santa Rita Hills appellation. While Lompoc does not show definite season changes, Lompoc sees rainfall during the early months of the calendar year, and highs in temperature, sunny days in the latter months of August through December.

 

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