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


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Vandenberg AFB CDP, California - Basic Facts

The Vandenberg Air Force Base Census Designated Place had a population of 3,476 as of July 1, 2017. 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 Air Force Base 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 Air Force Base 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 Air Force Base 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, 2017.

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

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Vandenberg AFB CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,476
Daytime Population: Workers 2,773
Daytime Population: Residents 1,807
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,580
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 3,061
Population in Familes 3,007
Population in Group Qrtrs 415
Population Density2 158
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $58,029
Average Household Income $67,991
Per Capita Income $20,037


Total Housing Units 1,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13 ( 1.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 871 (81.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $290,625
Average Home Value $650,000


Total Households 884
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.51%
Households 0.41% 0.45%
Families 0.42% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 2017 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 # 741 51st
Population Density # 1193 21st
Diversity Index # 637 58th
Median Household Income # 704 54th
Per Capita Income # 1168 23rd

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