About Lompoc, California
Lompoc is located in Santa Barbara County, California, about 55 miles northwest of the city of Santa Barbara. The city’s name, Lompoc, originated from a Chumash word “Lum Poc,” which means “stagnant waters” or “lagoon.” The city has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and cool, dry summers. As of 2024, Lompoc has an estimated population of 42,436. Lompoc is surrounded by rolling hills and scenic vistas, making it a popular destination for hiking and outdoor activities. Lompoc is home to several public parks and recreation areas, including Beattie Park, Ryon Memorial Park, and River Park. The city is the self-proclaimed “City of Arts and Flowers” and has a thriving arts community. It is known for its beautiful flower fields, particularly the vibrant fields of ranunculus flowers that bloom in the spring. The city is known for its annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival, which celebrates the region’s vibrant flower industry. Lompoc is home to several wineries and vineyards, making it a part of the Santa Barbara County wine region. It is known for its annual Lompoc Wine Ghetto Wine and Spring Wine Tasting events, where visitors can sample wines from local wineries. Lompoc is home to La Purisima Mission, one of the most extensively restored Spanish mission complexes in California.