Ventura, California

Ventura: The most populous city in Ventura County, California. It is located on the Ventura River in southern California. Ventura is known for its many beaches, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Ventura County Museum of History and Art and the Ventura Harbor.

About

Ventura is a city located in the county of Ventura in the U.S. state of California.

Ventura is located on the California coast in Ventura County. The area was inhabited by the Chumash people for thousands of years before being colonized by Spain in the 1700s. Ventura was later part of Mexico until California became a state. Ventura incorporated in 1866 and grew as an important agricultural and oil boomtown.

Geography

Ventura spans over 32 square miles between the Pacific Ocean and protected hillsides and canyons. The climate is Mediterranean featuring warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Ventura's coastal setting makes it popular for surfing, boating, and fishing.

Population

As of 2021 Ventura had a population of 110,000 residents. It's the most populous city in Ventura County. The population is predominantly white and Latino. Ventura has a large senior population with 15% over age 65.

Economy

Major employers in Ventura include County and City government, hospitals, oil companies, Naval Base Ventura County, and Patagonia. Agriculture and tourism centered around the downtown and harbor also play a key role. Popular events include the Ventura County Fair and Ventura Music Festival.

Real Estate

The median home price in Ventura is $669,000, which is high but lower than many other coastal cities in Southern California. The cost of living is over 30% higher than the national average. Older Victorian homes make up part of Ventura's housing stock.

Ventura locator map
Location of Ventura on California map.

Quick Facts about Ventura

Population : 96,769
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Ventura County
Postal code : 93006, 93007, 93005, 93003, 93001, 93004, 93009, 93002
Official name : City of San Buenaventura
Water as percent of area : 32.53%
Land as percent of area : 67.47%
Named for : Bonaventure
Altitude : 118 feet / 36 meters
Capital city : Ventura is capital of Ventura County
Establishment : March 03, 1782 (242 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 03:00:26 (14th June 2024)
Ventura California Aerial Photo D Ramey Logan image
Ventura California Aerial Photo D Ramey Logan
Ventura California Aerial Photo D Ramey Logan image

Geography

Ventura is located at 34°16'42"N 119°17'35"W (34.2783400, -119.2931700).

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Ventura zip code is 93001. County name: Ventura, County fips: 06111

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Best Things to Do in Ventura

1 Lake Casitas Recreation Area

Rating: 4.4 (1319)

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Lake Casitas Recreation Area

2 City of Ventura

Rating: 4.8 (10)

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City of Ventura

Where to Stay in Ventura

1 Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel

Rating: 4.3 (2060)

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Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, an IHG Hotel

2 Motel 6 Ventura, CA - Beach

Rating: 3.6 (1941)

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Motel 6 Ventura, CA - Beach

3 Motel 6 Ventura, CA - South

Rating: 3.5 (1380)

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Motel 6 Ventura, CA - South

4 La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Ventura

Rating: 3.5 (1038)

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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Ventura

5 Ventura Beach Marriott

Rating: 4.2 (955)

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Ventura Beach Marriott

Other Places in Ventura

1 San Buenaventura City Hall

Rating: 4.4 (12)

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San Buenaventura City Hall

2 City of Ventura City Hall

Rating: 4.4 (10)

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City of Ventura City Hall

3 Ventura County Clerk-Recorder Marriage Licenses

Rating: 3.9 (7)

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4 Ventura City Building and Safety

Rating: 5 (4)

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5 City of Ventura Public Works

Rating: 5 (1)

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City of Ventura Public Works

6 Ventura Human Resources

Rating: 5 (1)

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7 Ventura Business License

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8 City of Ventura Public Works Maintenance Yard

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9 Mike Gibson for City Council

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10 Ventura County Treasurer

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People born in Ventura (97)

People born in Ventura, including diver Troy Dumais, american actress Krista Allen, movie actress Skin Diamond, .

List

  • Clarence Knickman (American racing cyclist) he was born in 23/06/1965
  • Joanne Brackeen (American musician and jazz educator) she was born in 26/07/1938
  • Jerry Finn (American record producer) he was born in 31/03/1969
  • Louis Amundson (American basketball player) he was born in 07/12/1982
  • Chuck Smith (pastor) he was born in 25/06/1927
  • Dave England (American Stuntman and former snowboarder) he was born in 30/12/1969
  • Edward Winter (American actor) he was born in 03/06/1937
  • John McCook (American actor) he was born in 20/06/1944
  • Michael Enfield (American soccer player) he was born in 19/07/1983
  • Ryan Slattery (American actor) he was born in 11/09/1982
  • Gordon Kimball he was born in 24/07/1952
  • Robert J. Lagomarsino (American politician) he was born in 04/09/1926
  • William Ross (composer) he was born in 12/07/1948
  • Rod Sanford he was born in 12/10/1946
  • Ross Harris (American actor, artist and musician) he was born in 13/03/1969
  • Eirik Tage Johansen (professional golfer) he was born in 23/05/1982
  • Arin Ilejay (American drummer) he was born in 17/02/1988
  • Bobby Ayala (American baseball player) he was born in 08/07/1969

Schools in Ventura

College & universities near Ventura, CA

Code Name City ZIP
117955 Lu Ross Academy Ventura (CA) 93001-2729

Stations (30)

Amtrak & bus stations near Ventura, CA

Code Name Address Type
VEC Ventura Harbor Blvd and Figueroa Street RAIL
OXN Oxnard Transportation Center 201 East Fourth Street RAIL
SAP Santa Paula, California 245 South Palm Avenue BUS
CPN Carpinteria station 475 Linden at Fifth Street RAIL
CML Camarillo station 30 Lewis Road RAIL

Post offices near Ventura

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ventura Post Office Ventura (CA) 93001

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Ventura , Iowa human settlement in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 706 people.

Other cities in Ventura County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Ventura County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Oxnard 207,945 The second most populous city in Ventura County, California.
Thousand Oaks 126,310 The fifth most populous city in Ventura County, California.
Simi Valley 125,168 The third most populous city in Ventura County, California.
Camarillo 69,521 The most populous city in Ventura County, California.
Moorpark 36,202 City in California in the United States
Santa Paula 30,242 City in California
Port Hueneme 21,745 City in Ventura County, California, United States
Fillmore 15,604 City in and county seat of Millard County, Utah, United States
Ojai 7,587 City in California, United States
El Rio 7,198 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Mira Monte 6,854 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Oak View 4,066 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Meiners Oaks 3,571 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Casa Conejo 3,249 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California
Channel Islands Beach 3,103 Census designated place
Piru 2,063 Census-designated place in Ventura County, California

Distance to Other Cities

Ventura distances to largest California cities