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.
Lompoc is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.32%), sales jobs (9.38%), and maintenance occupations (7.59%).
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.
One of the nice things about Lompoc is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Lompoc rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.07% of adults 25 and older in Lompoc have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Lompoc in 2010 was $20,232, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,928 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lompoc, accounting for 54.39% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lompoc residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. 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 (21.86%).
The most common language spoken in Lompoc is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.