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Lompoc, California

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Welcome to Lompoc ...

Lompoc is located in Santa Barbara County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lompoc has a population of 42,510 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Lompoc, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated August 13, 1888.

Lompoc is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lompoc lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lompoc lies within the (805) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lompoc: 93436-93438<4>

Websites for Lompoc ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lompoc had an population of 42,510 people. This is an increase of 0.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lompoc had a population of 42,434 people (or 10.01% of the total population of Santa Barbara County). This makes Lompoc the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lompoc represents 0.11% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 189th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,434 people, the population of Lompoc increased 3.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 41,103 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lompoc.

Communities near Lompoc ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lompoc.

  • Solvang [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solvang
    • Solvang [Santa Barbara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Lompoc
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,556 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solvang
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solvang<6>
  • Buellton [Santa Barbara County]
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    • Buellton [Santa Barbara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Lompoc
    • Estimated population in 2015: 5,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buellton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buellton<6>
  • Vandenberg Village [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandenberg Village
    • Vandenberg Village [Santa Barbara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Lompoc
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandenberg Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandenberg Village
  • Lompoc Landing [Santa Barbara County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lompoc Landing
    • Lompoc Landing [Santa Barbara County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Lompoc
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lompoc Landing. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Los Alamos [Santa Barbara County]
    • Casmalia [Santa Barbara County]
    • Orcutt [Santa Barbara County]
    • Garey [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garey
      • Garey [Santa Barbara County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Lompoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garey
    • Ballard [Santa Barbara County]
    • Betteravia [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Betteravia
      • Betteravia [Santa Barbara County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Lompoc
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Betteravia

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lompoc. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lompoc.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lompoc. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lompoc.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lompoc. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lompoc.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lompoc ...

Looking for more information about Lompoc? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lompoc, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lompoc.

Adding Lompoc to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lompoc in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lompoc was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lompoc on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Lompoc

Visit our Community Index for California

About Santa Barbara County

About California

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Santa Barbara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lompoc.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lompoc - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Lompoc). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lompoc or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lompoc includes: 93436, 93437 & 93438.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lompoc) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lompoc. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LompocOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lompoc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6470, Longitude: -120.4578    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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