ventura
Ventura
Population: 113,894
Median Home Sale: $529,000
Median Household Income: $67,751
Median Commute: 21.38
Ventura The city of Ventura, California is officially the city of San Buenaventura, but commonly referred to as Ventura. The city is nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean between Santa Barbara and Malibu in the heart of the California sunshine. The city’s nickname of Shisholop comes from the Chumash language and means “In the mud.” It has a lovely Mediterranean climate and often experiences warm Santa Ana winds. Two local attractions draw many tourists, Surfer’s Point at County Fairgrounds and Read More +
Ventura

The city of Ventura, California is officially the city of San Buenaventura, but commonly referred to as Ventura. The city is nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean between Santa Barbara and Malibu in the heart of the California sunshine. The city’s nickname of Shisholop comes from the Chumash language and means “In the mud.”

It has a lovely Mediterranean climate and often experiences warm Santa Ana winds.

Two local attractions draw many tourists, Surfer’s Point at County Fairgrounds and the Majestic Ventura Theater a historic theater and popular venue for concerts by well-known artists like The Doors, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Johnny Cash and many others. Ventura is known for its beaches, subdivisions and parks that encourage residents and visitors alike to embrace healthy outdoor activities.

The area has been inhabited for approximately 10,000 years, among the early inhabitants were the Chumash People. It was not until 1769 that a Spanish expedition arrived bringing the first Europeans to the area. The mission of San Buenaventura was founded in 1782 by Father Junipero Serra. This mission would be the basis of the modern city of Ventura. The area was controlled for some time by Mexico and after the Civil War settlers came to settle and buy land. The city incorporated in 1866, oil was struck in the area in 1914 and brought on a period of rapid growth. The most tragic time in the city’s history was March 12, 1928, when the  St. Francis Dam failed claiming more than 600 lives.

Today the city thrives and is connected to surrounding communities by State Routes 33, 126, 118 and U.S. Route 101.

The city of Ventura spans 32.1 square miles and according to the United States Census of 2010 had a population of 106,433 giving the city a population density of 3,316.2 people per square mile. According to city-data.com the estimated median household income in the city in 2012 was $62,412 and the estimated per capita income was $31,526.

The top four employers in the city, according to the City’s 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, were the County of Ventura, Ventura County Health Care Agency, Ventura Unified School District, and Ventura College.

For those seeking higher education, Ventura is home to five colleges that specialize in everything from photography to law. Public education is provided by the Ventura Unified School District. There are excellent private schools like St. Bonaventure High School, Ventura County Christian School, and others.

The City features nearly forty parks with a variety of picnic areas, walking trails, playgrounds, sports fields and courts and so much more.

The city is home the Olivas Adobe, Mission San Buenaventura, the Channel Islands National Park Headquarters and Visitors Center and many other notable locations.

Ventura Homes for sale range from small homes up through sprawling estate like luxury homes.

Call Kathy at 805-746-1793  for assistance in finding the perfect Ventura Home for you.

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Area and Demographic Info for Ventura, California (93001, 93003, 93004)

Median Age: 39.62 Median Home Sales Price: $439,080 Median Household Income: $67,751 Median Commute Time: 21.38 mins


  • Population: 113,894
  • Population Density: 2,310/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 1.14%
  • Education Climate : 3.3333333333333
  • Married : 43,328
  • Number of Households : 43,067
  • Households with children: 12,403
  • Average Household Size : 2.59
  • Annual Residential Turnover : 15.24%
  • Change in Average Household Income : 5.23%
  • Closest Major Sports Team: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
  • Closest Airport: Santa Barbara Municipal
  • Closest College: ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE-OXNARD
  • Closest Jr. College: VENTURA COLLEGE

What are the Occupancy Rates?

Vacant Owned Rented
2496 24252 18815

How Do People Get to Work?

Drive Public Transportation Walk / Bike / Other Work at Home
13571 239 435 670

Population by Sex(%)

Male Female
49.59 50.41

White/Blue Collar Jobs

White Collar Blue Collar
32 68

Population by Age

0-45-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-84 85+
74256404672776947623713274747089737878748634840971575718373927202202 2491

Population by Ethnicity

White Hispanic Black Asian Native American Hawian Other
86784 37282 1832 3794 1247 195 15273

Population by Education

Less than 9th Grade Some High School Some College Associates Degree Bachelors Degree Graduate
3853 5548 21799 7144 15327 9421

Households by Income (in thousands of dollars)

0-1010-1515-2020-2525-3030-3535-4040-4545-5050-6060-7575-100100-125125-150150-200200-250250-500 500+
150320511685198218611683138918421802341044706172438631743836729999 90

Median Income by Age

< 25 25-44 45-64 > 65
105178 209542 248759 144296

Employees by Occupation

Management Technology Retail Sales Protective Services Agriculture Construction Transportation
3299 869 6741 1028 104 2579 3044

Employees by Industry

Agriculture Mining Construction Manufacturing Transportation Wholesale Retail Finance & Real Estate Service Public
248 224 2752 4846 826 1126 8740 1845 3686 6437

Rent Estimate (in dollars) Estimate includes shelter + utilities

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
2907 3474 4665 6444 7458

Crime

Total Personal Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Vehicle Theft
63 64 63 73 60 52 69 84 88 65

Household Expenses

Total Insurance Apparel Education Entertainment Food Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
109 114 108 110 110 110 110 110 108 107

Natural Disasters

Earthquake Total Weather Hail Hurricane Tornado Wind
608 4 0 4 4 0

Pollution

Air Ozone Carbon Monoxide Lead NO2 Particulates(PM10)
110 97 159 101 94 99

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