Lompoc has the 683rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 4.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Lompoc is part of the Santa Barbara metro area. Unemployment in the Santa Barbara area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Santa Barbara has the 100th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Lompoc is below average at $51,390, and the median cost of a home in Lompoc is $227,500, which is above the national average. 14% of workers in Lompoc hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 75% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Lompoc. 66% of Lompoc workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 14% carpool, and 15% walk. People in Lompoc spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.