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"Flower Seed Capital of the World"
Lompoc is a city in Santa Barbara County, in the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria metro area.
The community name derives from Chumash for "little lake" or "lagoon"
The latitude of Lompoc is 34.639N. The longitude is -120.456W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 105 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 41,167.
The explosion of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986 had a significant impact on the local economy because it sparked cancellation of the West Coast shuttle program
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lompoc demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Santa Barbara County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Santa Barbara area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93436 ZIP code.
10% of Lompoc residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lompoc ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lompoc was $15,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Lompoc residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lompoc, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $562. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,171.
Libraries in Lompoc include Lompoc Public Library, Village Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lompoc include Lompoc Record
TV stations in Lompoc include K10OG.
Santa Barbara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lompoc political report.
The average commute time for Lompoc workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lompoc between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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