Simi Valley

Population: 125,038
Median Home Sale: $446,000
Median Household Income: $88,454
Median Commute: 28.00
By: Patrick Woodward
Simi Valley is a city in the southeast corner of Ventura County. The city borders both San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. Simi Valley is part of the Greater Los Angeles area and is, therefore, convenient to a plethora of employment opportunities. The city is considered a bedroom community of the larger cities of Ventura county and retains a secluded feeling because it is surrounded by the Simi hills and the Santa Susana Mountain Range. Simi Valley holds an honored position on both the Safest Cities in American List and in a study done by the University of Vermont ranked Simi Valley as the fifth happiest City in the country. The city spans 42.2 square miles and less than a mile of that is water covered. The Chumash tribe were the first inhabitants of the area their presence dates back Read More +
Simi Valley is a city in the southeast corner of Ventura County. The city borders both San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. Simi Valley is part of the Greater Los Angeles area and is, therefore, convenient to a plethora of employment opportunities. The city is considered a bedroom community of the larger cities of Ventura county and retains a secluded feeling because it is surrounded by the Simi hills and the Santa Susana Mountain Range. Simi Valley holds an honored position on both the Safest Cities in American List and in a study done by the University of Vermont ranked Simi Valley as the fifth happiest City in the country. The city spans 42.2 square miles and less than a mile of that is water covered.

The Chumash tribe were the first inhabitants of the area their presence dates back 10,000-12,000 years. The first public school in Simi was built in 1890. For a short time the city was known as Simiopolis, but was soon shortened to Simi by 1910. The city was incorporated with the official name Simi Valley in 1969. Boys Town West which was based on the Boys Town located in Nebraska and was founded in Simi Valley in 1972. In 1948 the Santa Susana Field Laboratory arrived in Simi Hills and began the development of nuclear reactors and rocket engines. The laboratory’s Sodium Reacter Experiment had an incident in the summer of 1948 where 13 of the reactors fuel elements partially melted down and radioactive gas was released in the atmosphere. On November 27, 1991 the city suffered an undeniable blow as it was chosen as the location for the trial of four officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. The trial was later known as the Rodney King trial and the decision of a predominantly white Jury lead to riots and more when the ruling fell in favor of the officers and not the alleged victim.

The city has two historical landmarks, one is a Twentieth Century Folk Art Environment known as Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village this wonderful assembly of buildings, sculptures, shrines and walkways was largely built from glass bottles and recycled items found in the dump. The second location is Rancho Simi, the site of the headquarters of the Spanish Rancho San José de Nuestra Senora de Altagarcia y Simi. The city is also the home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum & Air Force One Pavilion. According to the Chamber of Commerce other local attractions include Strathearn Historical Park & Museum, the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Simi Valley Town Center. The city is also home to the Wood Ranch Golf Club, which offers a range of amenities including an 18-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course, pro shop and practice facilities and gender designated locker rooms with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Simi Valley is home to a population of about 124,237 spanning 41,237 households. Homes for sale in Simi Valley range from starter homes through luxury homes. Rental and lease properties such as apartments and condominiums are also available. Residents in the city enjoy cultural diversity, a respect for history, and beautiful surroundings. Read less –

Area and Demographic Info for Simi Valley, California

Median Age: 38.84 Median Home Sales Price: $446,000 Median Household Income: $88,454 Median Commute Time: 28.00 mins


  • Population: 125,038
  • Population Density: 3,015/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 0.66%
  • Education Climate : 4
  • Married : 54,806
  • Number of Households : 41,652
  • Households with children: 14,983
  • Average Household Size : 2.99
  • Annual Residential Turnover : 11.57%
  • Change in Average Household Income : 8.04%
  • Closest Major Sports Team: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
  • Closest Airport: Bob Hope
  • Closest College: CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
  • Closest Jr. College: MOORPARK COLLEGE

What are the Occupancy Rates?

Vacant Owned Rented
1210 30768 10884

How Do People Get to Work?

Drive Public Transportation Walk / Bike / Other Work at Home
44838 810 581 2038

Population by Sex(%)

Male Female
49.21 50.79

White/Blue Collar Jobs

White Collar Blue Collar
28 72

Population by Age

0-45-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-84 85+
832374118087963684387335744476098563966910113926674325766389726291797 1624

Population by Ethnicity

White Hispanic Black Asian Native American Hawian Other
94399 29057 1749 11468 604 262 10863

Population by Education

Less than 9th Grade Some High School Some College Associates Degree Bachelors Degree Graduate
3348 4721 22544 8022 18254 8371

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+
1015982109010841041125312461190147823494526613257074062504313911901 163

Median Income by Age

< 25 25-44 45-64 > 65
58553 94500 102207 49507

Employees by Occupation

Management Technology Retail Sales Protective Services Agriculture Construction Transportation
2594 865 6521 443 34 1815 2305

Employees by Industry

Agriculture Mining Construction Manufacturing Transportation Wholesale Retail Finance & Real Estate Service Public
42 26 2213 4831 782 861 7470 8422 2160 2065

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
35 31 28 47 23 22 43 43 48 62

Household Expenses

Total Insurance Apparel Education Entertainment Food Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
130 142 131 142 133 130 129 135 129 123

Natural Disasters

Earthquake Total Weather Hail Hurricane Tornado Wind
512 5 0 5 7 0

Pollution

Air Ozone Carbon Monoxide Lead NO2 Particulates(PM10)
109 97 150 101 94 104

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