Santa Paula

Population: 30,098
Median Home Sale: $319,000
Median Household Income: $54,114
Median Commute: 25.00
Santa Paula
Santa Paula, California is a city within Ventura County that spans 4.7 square miles. Santa Paula has also been known as the “citrus capital of the world”. The city’s economy is agriculturally based and initially they grew predominantly oranges and lemons, but today avocados join the ranks of the most important crops in the area. In the beginning the city was home to Union Oil Company of California, today the building that housed the operation is now the California Oil Museum. The first inhabitants of the area were members of the Chumash tribe. The Spanish brought Catholicism to the area during the Spanish mission period and led to the city’s name Santa Paula, which is derived from the Catholic Saint Paula. Several small oil companies were combined to create the historic Union Oil Read More +
Santa Paula, California is a city within Ventura County that spans 4.7 square miles. Santa Paula has also been known as the “citrus capital of the world”. The city’s economy is agriculturally based and initially they grew predominantly oranges and lemons, but today avocados join the ranks of the most important crops in the area. In the beginning the city was home to Union Oil Company of California, today the building that housed the operation is now the California Oil Museum.

The first inhabitants of the area were members of the Chumash tribe. The Spanish brought Catholicism to the area during the Spanish mission period and led to the city’s name Santa Paula, which is derived from the Catholic Saint Paula. Several small oil companies were combined to create the historic Union Oil Company in 1890. Oil has long been a large part of the city’s history from the creation of the Union Oil Company through the operation of South Mountain Oil Field by the Oak Ridge Oil Company from 1916 through 1920 and the continued operations during the 1950s by Occidental Petroleum.

According to the 2010 United States Census Santa Paula’s population had grown to 29,321 residents. There were 8,347 households 49% of which had children. Santa Paula is known for its citrus orchards, quaint home town feeling with a hint of Spanish flair, things move at a slower pace here then in large city neighbors like Ventura. The city is also known for preserving the area’s history with no less than thirty history sites historic sites including five different historic schools, two churches and a train depot. The city also features an aviation museum, an oil museum, an agriculture museum and an art museum. Other attractions in Santa Paula include the Community Golf Course, Santa Paula Murals, The Warning Sculpture and the Santa Paula Theater Center. Santa Paula holds a number of community events like the Citrus Festival, the Balloon Festival, Santa Paula Art and Photography Show and more.

Within the city 56.2% of homes are owner occupied and 43.8% are occupied by renters. Homes for sale in Santa Paula range from fixer-uppers and starter homes, through comfortable middle class ranch homes and on up to large luxury homes. Rental opportunities include houses, apartments, condominiums and townhouses. With homes to fit any description and it’s convenient location near many larger cities with all their employment and entertainment opportunities Santa Paula has everything residents could wish for in a hometown. Read less –

Area and Demographic Info for Santa Paula, California

Median Age: 32.43 Median Home Sales Price: $319,000 Median Household Income: $54,114 Median Commute Time: 25.00 mins


  • Population: 30,098
  • Population Density: 6,554/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 3.21%
  • Education Climate : 3
  • Married : 11,078
  • Number of Households : 8,542
  • Households with children: 3,493
  • Average Household Size : 3.51
  • Annual Residential Turnover : 14.37%
  • Change in Average Household Income : 6.36%
  • Closest Major Sports Team: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
  • Closest Airport: Bob Hope
  • Closest College: THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE
  • Closest Jr. College: VENTURA COLLEGE

What are the Occupancy Rates?

Vacant Owned Rented
386 4671 3872

How Do People Get to Work?

Drive Public Transportation Walk / Bike / Other Work at Home
7054 80 336 186

Population by Sex(%)

Male Female
50.39 49.61

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+
21212573238123552357223621132013191918441760159913861142795612458 433

Population by Ethnicity

White Hispanic Black Asian Native American Hawian Other
18967 23838 150 222 624 97 7649

Population by Education

Less than 9th Grade Some High School Some College Associates Degree Bachelors Degree Graduate
4246 2061 4218 1015 1603 852

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+
4825066163634333783873882721031982961670366453102141 13

Median Income by Age

< 25 25-44 45-64 > 65
54668 56110 62965 34051

Employees by Occupation

Management Technology Retail Sales Protective Services Agriculture Construction Transportation
300 66 764 98 39 347 320

Employees by Industry

Agriculture Mining Construction Manufacturing Transportation Wholesale Retail Finance & Real Estate Service Public
140 41 421 363 67 85 1106 152 438 740

Rent Estimate (in dollars) Estimate includes shelter + utilities

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
969 1158 1555 2148 2486

Crime

Total Personal Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Vehicle Theft
66 75 88 74 69 56 69 86 94 53

Household Expenses

Total Insurance Apparel Education Entertainment Food Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
135 128 135 134 134 138 136 134 135 136

Natural Disasters

Earthquake Total Weather Hail Hurricane Tornado Wind
744 5 0 4 6 0

Pollution

Air Ozone Carbon Monoxide Lead NO2 Particulates(PM10)
107 97 144 99 96 101

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Local School Data for Santa Paula, California

Preschool

School Name Distance Type Grades
ST SEBASTIAN SCHOOL 0.3 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
OLIVELANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4.64 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-4

Elementary

School Name Distance Type Grades
ST SEBASTIAN SCHOOL 0.3 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
MCKEVETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 0.31 mi PUBLIC K-5
BARBARA WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 0.59 mi PUBLIC K-5
GRACE S. THILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 0.69 mi PUBLIC K-5
GLEN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 0.95 mi PUBLIC K-5
THELMA B. BEDELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1.33 mi PUBLIC K-5
BLANCHARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1.34 mi PUBLIC K-5
MUPU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.15 mi PUBLIC K-8
SANTA CLARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4.04 mi PUBLIC K-6
OLIVELANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4.64 mi PUBLIC PRESCHOOL-4

Middle

School Name Distance Type Grades
ST SEBASTIAN SCHOOL 0.3 mi CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL-8
ISBELL MIDDLE SCHOOL 0.49 mi PUBLIC 6-8
CALWEST LEARNING CENTER 0.71 mi PRIVATE 7-12
MUPU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.15 mi PUBLIC K-8
BRIGGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2.88 mi PUBLIC 5-8

High

School Name Distance Type Grades
SANTA PAULA HIGH SCHOOL 0.14 mi PUBLIC 9-12
RENAISSANCE HIGH SCHOOL 0.35 mi PUBLIC 10-12
CALWEST LEARNING CENTER 0.71 mi PRIVATE 7-12

Adult Other

School Name Distance Type Grades
GRACE S. THILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 0.69 mi PUBLIC K-5

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