Located just 60 miles from Los Angeles and less than 30 miles from Santa Barbara, the City of Ventura boasts a moderate climate, beautiful beaches and an abundance of open space. A diverse business sector, a charming and historic downtown, award-winning parks and schools and well-planned, quaint neighborhoods make Ventura an ideal place to reside and locate your business.


Ventura | At a Glance

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Population and Area
2016 Population…109,957
2021 Population…113,294
Median Age…39.7 (compared to U.S. median age of 38)
Total Area…36 sq. miles

Income & Education
2016 Average Household Income…$86,701
2021 Average Household Income…$94,508
Ventura County Avg. Household Income...$105,062
2016 Per Capita Income $33,474
2021 Per Capita Income $36,269
High School Graduate 16.6%
GED/Alternative Credential 2.5%
Some College, No Degree 26.1%
Associate Degree 10.2%
Bachelor's Degree 20.9%
Graduate/Professional Degree 13.6%

Household Summary
2016 Households…41,511; Average Household Size…2.59
2021 Households…42,622

Median Home Value
2016 $495,140
2021 $534,811

Business in Ventura
The City of Ventura boasts the highest concentration of jobs in Ventura County—our population makes up 13% of the County and 18% of County jobs are here. The City also has a higher share of moderate to high paying jobs compared to other cities in Ventura County.

Health Care is our #1 sector and accounts for 20% of our jobs, followed closely by Government (Public Administration) and Education (19%). Leisure and Hospitality is also a strong sector in Ventura and our City boasts high visitor counts and high hotel occupancy rates.

Universities and School Districts
Colleges and Universities within 40 miles
California State University Channel Islands
University of California, Santa Barbara
Cal Lutheran University
Ventura College
Antioch University
Westmont College
Pepperdine University
Thomas Aquinas
Southern California Institute of Law

K-12 School Ratings
Ventura has 32 K-12 schools to choose from—11 of them are ranked 8, 9 or 10—and an award-winning magnet school program.

Entertainment, Recreation and Tourism
Annual Visitors…...5+ million
Hotel Rooms….3,000+
Total Annual Visitor Spending…$460 Million

Channel Islands National Park & Harbor
Historic Downtown Ventura, City Hall & Pier
Museum of Ventura County
Ventura Botanical Gardens
San Buenaventura Mission

Ventura County Fair…a Country Fair with Ocean Air!
Surf Rodeo: Music and Surf Festival
Champagne on Main
California Beer Festival
Winter Wine Walk
Ventura Music Festival

Outdoor Recreation
Parks….47 (800 acres)
Beaches & Coastline...7 miles
Golf Courses….3
Beachside camping….Ventura State Beach

Santa Barbara Airport...30 miles
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)...60 miles
Burbank Bob Hope Airport....60 miles

Port Hueneme (Deep Sea Port)...19 miles
Port of Los Angeles...80 miles

Transit & Highways
Highway 101
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
Metrolink Ventura County
Ventura County Transit Commission
Gold Coast Transit