Ventura, California Population 2020

111,566

Ventura is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 111,566, it is the 61st largest city in California and the 274th largest city in the United States. Ventura is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 4.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 106,433 in 2010. Spanning over 32 miles, Ventura has a population density of 5,098 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ventura is $94,043 with a poverty rate of 10.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,579 per month, and the median house value is $537,200. The median age in Ventura is 39.2 years, 37.7 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.5 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: 84.38%
  • Two or more races: 5.05%
  • Asian: 3.99%
  • Other race: 3.76%
  • Black or African American: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Ventura, California is 111,566, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 111,128.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 106,433.

Ventura, California Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020851,2971650.02%
2019851,1321650.02%
2018850,9671650.02%
2017850,8021,8810.22%
2016848,9211,9990.24%
2015846,9223,9760.47%
2014842,9464,3450.52%
2013838,6014,8000.57%
2012833,8013,6050.43%
2011830,1965,0660.61%
2010825,1300.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White93,02084.38%
Two or More Races5,5645.05%
Asian4,3963.99%
Some Other Race4,1413.76%
Black or African American1,9931.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0320.94%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander880.08%

Ventura Population Pyramid 2020

Ventura Median Age

39.2


Total

37.7


Male

40.7


Female

Ventura Adults

There are 86,187 adults, (17,581 of whom are seniors) in Ventura.

Ventura Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ventura Sex Ratio

Female

55,826

50.64%

Male

54,408

49.36%

Ventura Households and Families

Ventura Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ventura Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.4%31.6%
All54.1%45.9%
Non Family43.1%56.9%
Female40.6%59.4%
Male35%65%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,0962.6454.1
Married19,1303.468.4
Non Family14,8481.2743.1
Female4,7713.3240.6
Male2,3473.6335

3.27

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ventura Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0545.26%
9th to 12th Grade4,0155.21%
High School Graduate14,20418.42%
Some College19,81925.70%
Associates Degree8,02610.41%
Bachelors Degree16,82921.82%
Graduate Degree10,17013.19%

Ventura Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White47,61345,58219,744
Hispanic23,17217,4574,411
Asian3,4893,3591,839
Other Race2,8592,136341
Multiple Races2,4222,327923
Black1,2771,153487
Native American65750866
Islander837730

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,645$50,541$35,643
Less Than High School$26,210$31,181$22,231
High School Grad$29,855$32,233$25,641
Some College$39,253$51,270$32,459
Bachelors Degree$54,870$69,233$45,376
Graduate Degree$75,611$90,008$63,352

$41,645

Average Earnings

$50,541

Average Male

$35,643

Average Female

Ventura Language

Ventura Language by Age

Ventura Language

72.70% of Ventura residents speak only English, while 27.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.37% of the population.

Ventura Poverty

Ventura Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,2375,2928.79%
Hispanic39,3554,65011.82%
Other3,91671018.13%
Multiple5,46355210.10%
Black1,93637819.52%
Asian4,3783127.13%
Native1,00811511.41%
Islander8855.68%

10.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.85%

Male Poverty Rate

10.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ventura

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ventura is Black, with 19.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ventura is Islander, with 5.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.41%.

Name Poverty
High School14.32%
Less Than High School14.16%
Some College8.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed29.99%
Female Unemployed24.64%
Male Employed5.34%
Female Employed4.81%

Ventura Income

Ventura Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$76,076$94,043
Families$87,727$109,086
Married Families$103,750-
Non Families$44,625$62,364

Ventura Marital Status

Ventura Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Ventura Married by Age and Sex

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

Ventura Veterans

6,637

Number of Veterans

6,148

Male Veterans

489

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,426
First Gulf War961
Second Gulf War921
Korea649
World War II607
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,8477.95%
Hispanic1,2424.56%
2 or More2628.65%
Asian1965.18%
Other1775.67%
Black1247.68%
Indian313.72%

$Ventura Veterans by Education

3.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ventura Employment Status

63.7%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ventura Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.20%

Born in California

84.80%

Native Born

15.20%

Foreign Born

7.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.80% of Ventura residents were born in the United States, with 63.20% having been born in California. 7.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020111,5662190.20%
2019111,3472190.20%
2018111,1287820.71%
2017110,3462190.20%
2016110,1272880.26%
2015109,8391980.18%
2014109,6412220.20%
2013109,4193550.33%
2012109,0647240.67%
2011108,3408820.82%
2010107,4580.00%