Vandenberg AFB CDP, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vandenberg AFB CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Vandenberg AFB Census Designated Place had a population of 3,480 as of July 1, 2016. Vandenberg AFB CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vandenberg AFB CDP is located at latitude 34.7189 and longitude -120.4904 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Vandenberg AFB Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

The Vandenberg AFB Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409501) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Vandenberg AFB Census Designated Place is located within Lompoc CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vandenberg AFB CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vandenberg AFB CDP: Vandenberg Air Force Base CDP, Vandenberg Air Force Base Census Designated Place.

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Vandenberg AFB CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,480
Population in Households 3,065
Population in Familes 3,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 415
Population Density1 158
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 876
Average Household Size 3.5
Family Households 835
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,063 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 ( 1.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 864 (81.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $292,857
Average Home Value $681,250


Median Household Income $58,815
Average Household Income $68,308
Per Capita Income $19,938
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.79%
Households 0.33% 0.72%
Families 0.33% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Vandenberg AFB CDP, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vandenberg AFB CDP to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 733 52nd
Population Density1 # 1190 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 634 58th
Median Household Income # 652 57th
Per Capita Income # 1139 25th

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