Lompico, California

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Lompico is located in California
Position in California.
Coordinates: 37°06′53″N 122°03′10″W / 37.11472°N 122.05278°W / 37.11472; -122.05278Coordinates: 37°06′53″N 122°03′10″W / 37.11472°N 122.05278°W / 37.11472; -122.05278
Country United States
State California
CountySanta Cruz
 • Total3.374 sq mi (8.738 km2)
 • Land3.374 sq mi (8.738 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation968 ft (295 m)
 • Total1,137
 • Density340/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)831
GNIS feature ID2583060
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lompico, California

Lompico is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California.[2] Lompico sits at an elevation of 968 feet (295 m).[2] Lompico shares the 95018 ZIP code with Felton. Lompico was founded in 1927. It is in area code 831. The 2010 United States census reported Lompico's population was 1,137.


Lompico is proximate to Scotts Valley, California, Ben Lomond, California, and Felton, California, at latitude 37.106 and longitude -122.053.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²), all of it land.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lompico has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]


The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Lompico had a population of 1,137. The population density was 337.0 people per square mile (130.1/km²). The racial makeup of Lompico was 1,005 (88.4%) White, 6 (0.5%) African American, 12 (1.1%) Native American, 21 (1.8%) Asian, 4 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 25 (2.2%) from other races, and 64 (5.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 115 persons (10.1%).

The Census reported that 98.9% of the population lived in households and 1.1% lived in non-institutionalized group quarters.

There were 480 households, out of which 115 (24.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 207 (43.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 43 (9.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 26 (5.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 41 (8.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 5 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 135 households (28.1%) were made up of individuals and 14 (2.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34. There were 276 families (57.5% of all households); the average family size was 2.91.

The population was spread out with 200 people (17.6%) under the age of 18, 93 people (8.2%) aged 18 to 24, 287 people (25.2%) aged 25 to 44, 485 people (42.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 72 people (6.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.5 males.

There were 550 housing units at an average density of 163.0 per square mile (62.9/km²), of which 79.0% were owner-occupied and 21.0% were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.9%. 80.2% of the population lived in owner-occupied housing units and 18.7% lived in rental housing units.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Jerry Garcia's family had a country house in Lompico, which he visited while he was young. He lost his middle finger due to a wood-chopping accident there.[5]
  • Janis Joplin often jammed with her band "Big Brother and the Holding Company" in Lompico.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-07-14 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lompico, California
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Lompico, California
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Lompico CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  5. ^ Jerry Garcia: a SF Mission upbringing
  6. ^ Famous Lompico Residents

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