Ventura

Population: 113,894
Median Home Sale: $439,080
Median Household Income: $67,751
Median Commute: 21.38
Ventura
Ventura or San Beunaventura as it is officially named is the County seat of Ventura County, California. The first inhabitants of the area were members of the Chumash tribe. The area has revealed several artifacts from this ancient culture. The next inhabitants were the Mitskanaka who were sea travelers in canoes called tomol. Then came Spanish Missionaries, in the late 18th century the first mission was founded in the area, Mission San Beunaventura from which the town eventually gained its name. After the Civil War, European settlers moved into the area buying land from Mexican families that lived in the area. Ventura did not draw large numbers of immigrants because of inaccessibility. The city was incorporated in 1866. Like much of Southern California Ventura enjoys a mild Read More +
Ventura or San Beunaventura as it is officially named is the County seat of Ventura County, California. The first inhabitants of the area were members of the Chumash tribe. The area has revealed several artifacts from this ancient culture.

The next inhabitants were the Mitskanaka who were sea travelers in canoes called tomol. Then came Spanish Missionaries, in the late 18th century the first mission was founded in the area, Mission San Beunaventura from which the town eventually gained its name. After the Civil War, European settlers moved into the area buying land from Mexican families that lived in the area. Ventura did not draw large numbers of immigrants because of inaccessibility. The city was incorporated in 1866.

Like much of Southern California Ventura enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. The breezes that come from the Pacific Ocean keeps condistions temperate. The city spans 32.1 square miles, 10.4 of which are covered by water. Ventura is predominantly middle class housing options including houses, apartments, condominiums and more. Homes for sale range from starter homes up through luxury homes. Within the city 55.9% of homes are owner occupied and 44.1% are renter occupied spaces. Ventura is home to 106,433 residents according to the 2010 United States Census and a population density of 3,316 people per square mile.

The Ventura area has many attractions such as River Ridge Golf Course, Ventura Harbor and Pierpont Bay. River Ridge Golf Course is home to two gorgeous courses, the Vineyard course and the Victoria Lakes course. River Ridge also offers the up-and-coming sport of foot-golf, which is a unique blend of soccer and golf. The Golf course offers catering and is also available for weddings and other special events. Other points of interest include the Ventura Visitors Center, the Majestic Ventura Theater which is an early 20th century landmark. Wine tasting is growing in popularity and in nearby Oxnard is Herzog Wine Cellars, the largest producer of Kosher wines on the coast. While in Oxnard, visitors enjoy historic home tours, trolley tours and so much more.

Ventura’s best known surfing spot in the area is at Surfer’s Point at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. With comfortable housing, quiet streets, and countless entertainment and employment options Ventura City is the best of both worlds. Houses for sale in Ventura quickly become homes as the community welcomes newcomers with warmth and ease of the California atmosphere. Read less –

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 : 3.33333333333
  • 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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