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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.


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Median household income
Local
$37,587
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lompoc demographic reports
Lompoc is on the Santa Ynez River
Established as a temperance colony

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

Public transportation: Lompoc Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 225. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.4 per 1,000 people.
Lompoc received national attention for computer hacker Kevin Mitnick having ended his prison term here in January 2000
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Sideways"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: La Pur?sima Mission Historic State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 77
Pronunciations: Lom-Poke

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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14% of Lompoc residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lompoc, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $562.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,171.


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Libraries in Lompoc include Lompoc Public Library, Village Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lompoc include Lompoc Record

TV stations in Lompoc include K10OG.

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Santa Barbara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lompoc political report.

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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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