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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Lompoc is a town in California with a population of 43,762. Lompoc is in Santa Barbara County. Living in Lompoc offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lompoc there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lompoc and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Lompoc are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,079
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Lompoc Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    363.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    407.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,438.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    329.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Lompoc

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,074
National
$55,322
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Lompoc Reviews

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This town has been the only place I have lived my whole life. It is small (only a five mile by five mile square). There is not much to do here in Lompoc as a teenager. Of course, you could go out to eat or go work out but mainly Lompoc is a good resting town. People often travel through here and stop at our many hotels/motels in order to travel further along their journey on Highway 101. Some other things to do are to go wine tasting (if you are over 21 of course!). We have two high schools that are rivals: Lompoc and Cabrillo High School (in one of the little satellites of Lompoc). The "Big Game" brings thousands of Lompoc residents to watch the Lompoc High School football team absolutely demolish our rivals. It's all fun!
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Lovely small little town where you can't really bump into anyone without learning about some connection they have to another person you know. It's really a small world here, and the community is great. There are some ghetto parts, but for the most part it's awesome here... and you cannot beat this weather!
With 5 murders in 3 months, crime is not too bad. Driving through the heart of the city, there is an amazing array of gang graffiti the remains for months at a time. The Fourth of July fireworks in the streets caused the police and fire departments to “stand down” for their own safety, as reported in the 7/5/19 edition of the Lompoc Record. If you buddy up to one of the majority council members, you have punched the golden ticket. I also love the array of abandoned shopping carts and free range chickens throughout this gem of a community.