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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Lompoc is approximately 46,000 (2000), 42434 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,261 (1990), 13355 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lompoc is 29.114 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lompoc to Washington DC is 2551 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 271 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lompoc is positioned 34.66 degrees north of the equator and 120.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lompoc elevation is 104 feet above sea level.


On Hwy 1 above Santa Barbara
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History & History Related Items

Lompoc is well-known for flower seed growing.

Lompoc is pronounced as "Lom-Poke". Not "Lom-Pock". The establishment of La Purisima Mission brought the first European settlers to the Lompoc Valley. But the very first known settlers were the Chumash Indians. Lompoc is a Chumash word which means little lake or lagoon. Lompoc was incorporated as a city on August 13, 1888. The city was once a temperance colony in the 19th century. There are many stories surrounding that period of time. The city was also mainly an agricultural one. As time went on, the economy began to grow as did the city. One of the main factors in Lompoc growing economically and becoming so diversified is that Camp Cooke was established. Camp Cooke is now known as Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Here is a good history page for Lompoc.

Click here for the California Missions trail.
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The settling of Lompoc



Lompoc is known for its beautiful flower fields. It is also home to Vandenberg Air Force base.

The Flower Festival

Photos and information for Lompoc.

See this page for photos of the wonderful Murals of Lompoc

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Lompoc City Government

City of Lompoc
100 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, California 93438
Fax:(805)736-5347 Lompoc


The population of Lompoc was:
1990 - 37,649
2000 - 46,000

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