Lompoc is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 44,164 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Lompoc is the 196th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lompoc is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lompoc is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lompoc who work in office and administrative support (12.92%), sales jobs (8.83%), and food service (8.34%).
Also of interest is that Lompoc has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Lompoc is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Lompoc is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Lompoc, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The percentage of adults in Lompoc with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.26% of adults in Lompoc have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lompoc in 2010 was $20,151, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,604 for a family of four. However, Lompoc contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lompoc is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lompoc home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lompoc residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lompoc also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 53.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lompoc include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
In addition, Lompoc has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.84%).
The most common language spoken in Lompoc is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.