Vandenberg Village, California
viewed from the north, along Harris Grade Road
Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California
|• Senate||Tom McClintock (R)|
|• Assembly||Sam Blakeslee (R)|
|• U. S. Congress||Elton Gallegly (R)|
|• Total||5.248 sq mi (13.590 km2)|
|• Land||5.247 sq mi (13.588 km2)|
|• Water||0.001 sq mi (0.001 km2) 0.01%|
|Elevation||374 ft (114 m)|
|• Density||1,200/sq mi (480/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||
Vandenberg Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County, California, United States. The population was 6,497 at the 2010 census, up from 5,802 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2), 99.99% of it land and 0.01% of it water
Vandenberg Village is the location of Cabrillo High School (one of two general high schools located within Lompoc Unified School District boundaries), Buena Vista Elementary School, and Maple High (Continuation) School.
Water and Wastewater services are provided by Vandenberg Village Community Services District.
Electricity services are provided by Pacific Gas and Electric.
Library services are provided by the Lompoc Public Library System.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Vandenberg Village had a population of 6,497. The population density was 1,238.2 people per square mile (478.1/km²). The racial makeup of Vandenberg Village was 5,029 (77.4%) White, 271 (4.2%) African American, 60 (0.9%) Native American, 323 (5.0%) Asian, 58 (0.9%) Pacific Islander, 432 (6.6%) from other races, and 324 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,216 persons (18.7%).
The Census reported that 6,478 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, 15 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 4 (0.1%) were institutionalized.
There were 2,551 households, out of which 770 (30.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,486 (58.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 237 (9.3%) had a female householder with no husband present, 114 (4.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 86 (3.4%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 11 (0.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 597 households (23.4%) were made up of individuals and 360 (14.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54. There were 1,837 families (72.0% of all households); the average family size was 2.99.
The population was spread out with 1,467 people (22.6%) under the age of 18, 473 people (7.3%) aged 18 to 24, 1,304 people (20.1%) aged 25 to 44, 1,917 people (29.5%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,336 people (20.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.0 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.
There were 2,707 housing units at an average density of 515.9 per square mile (199.2/km²), of which 1,953 (76.6%) were owner-occupied, and 598 (23.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.1%. 4,968 people (76.5% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,510 people (23.2%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,802 people, 2,304 households, and 1,737 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,110.5 people per square mile (429.2/km²). There were 2,366 housing units at an average density of 452.9 per square mile (175.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.54% White, 5.60% African American, 1.02% Native American, 3.00% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 2.67% from other races, and 3.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.88% of the population.
There were 2,304 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,700, and the median income for a family was $66,122. Males had a median income of $50,362 versus $27,969 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,838. About 3.8% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
- U.S. Census
- Burton Mesa map and description at California Department of Fish and Game
- All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Vandenberg Village Community Services District website
- Pacific Gas and Electric website
- Lompoc Public Library website