Lompoc, CA


Highest Appreciating Lompoc Neighborhoods Since 2000

Lompoc, CA Real Estate Data

Lompoc Housing Market Information

With a population of 44,164, 13,359 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $286,404, Lompoc real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lompoc, accounting for 52.00% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lompoc include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.02%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 17.47%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.56%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Lompoc are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 41.24% owning and 58.76% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Lompoc's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 46.84% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lompoc include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 45.01%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 4.93%). There's also some housing in Lompoc built before 1939 ( 3.23%).

Lompoc Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Lompoc over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 34.70% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Lompoc home appreciation rates at 1.62%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.65%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Lompoc's appreciation rate, at 5.03%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Lompoc's appreciation rate has been 1.62%, which annualizes to a rate of 6.65%.

Relative to California, our data show that Lompoc's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lompoc differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lompoc - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Lompoc real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,344,000 1.3
$1,007,001 - $1,344,000 0.2
$672,001 - $1,007,000 1.0
$537,001 - $672,000 3.8
$403,001 - $537,000 16.3
$269,001 - $403,000 31.8
$135,001 - $269,000 30.6
$67,001 - $135,000 3.9
$0 - $67,000 11.2

Low for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
18.2584763131698 71.0700132100396

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,323 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 41.24
Renters 58.76
Vacant 5.15

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.9
1970 - 1999 45.0
1940 - 1969 46.8
1939 or Older 3.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 52.0
Townhomes 4.7
Small Apt. Buildings 17.5
Apt. Complexes 20.0
Mobile Homes 5.6
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.45
1 Bedroom 14.09
2 Bedrooms 30.68
3 Bedrooms 35.85
4 Bedrooms 16.59
5 or more bedrooms 1.34

Lompoc Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
52.75% 2.52% 2 6
* 10 is highest