An Airforce base in the US, Vandenberg is 14.8 kms northwest of Lompoc, located in the Santa Barbara County in California. It is a department of defense space and missile testing base. In addition to its military mission, the base also leases launchpad facilities.
Vandenberg is named after Airforce Chief Hoyt Vandenberg and was established in the year 1941.
For statistical purposes, the base was designated as the US Census Bureau's own CDP (census-designated place). It has a total area of 57.3 km2 of which 57.1 km2 is land and 0.39% is water.
It is not a developed place owing to its rugged, mountainous terrain, and is home to numerous threatened or endangered species.
The 2010 US Census reported Vandenberg's population at 3338 with a density of 150.9 people per square mile and a racial composition of 69.4% White, 9.2% Afro-Americans, 0.8% Native Americans, 6.2% Asians, 0.7% Pacific Islanders, and 4.2% of other races.
Some of the business industries operating in Vandenberg AFB are art supplies, clothing-accessories, hobby and model construction and jewelry.