Ventura, California Population 2021

105,856
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Ventura is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 105,856, it is the 66th largest city in California and the 294th largest city in the United States. Ventura is currently declining at a rate of -1.51% annually and its population has decreased by -0.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 106,433 in 2010. Ventura reached it's highest population of 110,731 in 2018. Spanning over 32 miles, Ventura has a population density of 4,838 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ventura is $98,682 with a poverty rate of 8.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,632 per month, and the median house value is $570,100. The median age in Ventura is 39.6 years, 38.1 years for males, and 41 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.9 males.

Ventura is a city located in the state of California. It is located in Ventura County, where it serves as the county seat. The official name for this city is the City of San Buenaventura. It was initially founded as the Mission San Buenaventura in 1782 and wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1866.

The local top four employers rank in this order in Ventura: County of Ventura (13.84%), Ventura Unified School District (4.67%), Community Memorial Health System (2.55%), and Ventura College (1.24%).

Population Growth in Ventura

The city of Ventura has seen its population grow at a steady rate since the 19th century. Recent estimates show that the population is up 3% since the last census was taken in 2010. Though the previous few polls have shown that growth has slowed from earlier years, it’s to be expected that the city will only continue to grow into the future.

Ventura Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ventura was:

  • White: 84.52%
  • Two or more races: 5.04%
  • Other race: 3.85%
  • Asian: 3.80%
  • Black or African American: 1.82%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Ventura, California is 105,856, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 110,731.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 106,433.

Ventura, California Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021841,734-2,136-0.25%
2020843,870-2,136-0.25%
2019846,006-2,136-0.25%
2018848,142-902-0.11%
2017849,0441,7210.20%
2016847,3231,5210.18%
2015845,8023,5050.41%
2014842,2974,1610.49%
2013838,1364,6200.55%
2012833,5163,4170.41%
2011830,0995,0020.60%
2010825,0970.00%

Ventura Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White92,89984.52%
Two or More Races5,5435.04%
Some Other Race4,2363.85%
Asian4,1723.80%
Black or African American2,0031.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0010.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander560.05%
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Ventura Population by Race

Ventura Population Pyramid 2021

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Ventura Median Age

39.6


Total

38.1


Male

41


Female

Ventura Adults

There are 86,523 adults, (18,315 of whom are seniors) in Ventura.

Ventura Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Ventura Sex Ratio

Female

55,269

50.29%

Male

54,641

49.71%

Ventura Population by Age

Ventura Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ventura Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.3%30.7%
All54.1%45.9%
Non Family41.7%58.3%
Male38.4%61.6%
Female38.3%61.7%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ventura Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,2462.6254.1
Married19,3903.3669.3
Non Family14,6851.2841.7
Female4,8903.3238.3
Male2,2813.4538.4

3.23

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Ventura Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7354.80%
9th to 12th Grade4,1185.29%
High School Graduate14,19318.23%
Some College20,11425.83%
Associates Degree7,88410.12%
Bachelors Degree17,33222.26%
Graduate Degree10,50013.48%
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Ventura Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ventura Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White48,39146,31320,401
Hispanic23,13917,6924,569
Asian3,3093,1691,787
Other Race3,0222,248330
Multiple Races2,5772,400857
Black1,2891,173526
Native American68056468
Islander505013

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.00%.

Ventura Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,886$51,904$37,145
Less Than High School$30,869$35,185$23,384
High School Grad$33,363$40,218$30,089
Some College$39,931$50,840$32,224
Bachelors Degree$53,785$70,515$44,896
Graduate Degree$79,364$90,821$68,821

$43,886

Average Earnings

$51,904

Average Male

$37,145

Average Female

Ventura Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ventura Language by Age

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Ventura Language

73.98% of Ventura residents speak only English, while 26.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.22% of the population.

Ventura Language

Ventura Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,7025,3248.77%
Hispanic38,8863,5779.20%
Other3,97957314.40%
Multiple5,4334989.17%
Black1,94030115.52%
Asian4,1531804.33%
Native98610110.24%
Islander56814.29%

8.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.71%

Male Poverty Rate

9.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ventura

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ventura is Black, with 15.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ventura is Asian, with 4.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.66%.

Ventura Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.14%
High School12.27%
Some College7.91%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%

Ventura Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.13%
Male Unemployed23.53%
Male Employed5.10%
Female Employed3.99%

Ventura Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ventura Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,882$98,682
Families$91,382$114,004
Married Families$110,940$131,618
Non Families$47,159$65,924
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Income by Household Type

Ventura Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ventura Married by Age and Sex

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Ventura Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ventura Marital Status by Race

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Ventura Marital Status

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6,809

Number of Veterans

6,220

Male Veterans

589

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,546
Second Gulf War1,143
First Gulf War948
Korea536
World War II491

Ventura Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,989
75+1,872
35 to 541,572
55 to 64875
18 to 34501

Ventura Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,9088.01%
Hispanic1,3024.80%
2 or More32610.47%
Asian1925.33%
Other1865.58%
Black17110.63%
Indian263.12%

Ventura Veterans by Race

Ventura Veterans by Education

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3.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ventura Veterans by Education

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63.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Ventura Employment by Age

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Ventura Employment by Race

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Ventura Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.32%

Born in California

85.80%

Native Born

14.20%

Foreign Born

6.71%

Non Citizen

7.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.80% of Ventura residents were born in the United States, with 64.32% having been born in California. 6.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ventura Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021105,856-1,625-1.51%
2020107,481-1,625-1.49%
2019109,106-1,625-1.47%
2018110,7316380.58%
2017110,0932000.18%
2016109,8932250.21%
2015109,6681330.12%
2014109,5351960.18%
2013109,3393370.31%
2012109,0026960.64%
2011108,3068710.81%
2010107,4350.00%

Ventura Population by Year