Ventura, California Population 2024

108,527

Ventura is a city located in Ventura County California. Ventura has a 2024 population of 108,527. It is also the county seat of Ventura County.Ventura is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -1.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 110,518 in 2020.

The average household income in Ventura is $118,805 with a poverty rate of 9.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ventura is 41.3 years, 40.4 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

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: 73.78%
  • Two or more races: 13.39%
  • Other race: 5.54%
  • Asian: 4.46%
  • Black or African American: 1.58%
  • Native American: 1.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
Land Area (mi²)
21.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,959.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.8% (-1,991)
The current population of Ventura, California is 108,527 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 110,518.

Ventura, California Population 2024

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Ventura Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White81,42473.78%
Two or more races14,78113.39%
Other race6,1145.54%
Asian4,9244.46%
Black or African American1,7391.58%
Native American1,2411.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1350.12%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ventura Population by Race

Ventura Population Pyramid 2024

Ventura Median Age

41.3

Total

40.4

Male

42.4

Female

Ventura Adults

There are 88,032 adults, (19,961 of whom are seniors) in Ventura.

Ventura Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ventura Sex Ratio

Female55,08149.91%
Male55,27750.09%

Ventura Population by Age

Ventura Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All41,9542.5756.543.5
Married20,1953.2370.229.8
Non Family15,1041.3244.155.9
Female4,4463.4339.360.7
Male2,2093.4250.749.3
showing: 5 rows

3.15

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ventura Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ventura Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ventura Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.3%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.42%.

Ventura Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,352

Average Earnings

$62,781

Average Male

$46,815

Average Female

Ventura Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ventura Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ventura Language

76.02% of Ventura residents speak only English, while 23.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.42% of the population.

Ventura Language

Ventura Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White58,2245,0918.74%
Hispanic38,6664,24610.98%
Multiple14,6281,4399.84%
Other5,80267811.69%
Asian4,92349910.14%
Black1,66137022.28%
Native1,221635.16%
Islander1354835.56%
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9.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.87%

Male Poverty Rate

9.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ventura

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ventura is Islander, with 35.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ventura is Native, with 5.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.18%.

Ventura Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.46%
High School12.94%
Some College8.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%
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Ventura Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed22.88%
Female Unemployed21.68%
Male Employed4.68%
Female Employed4.27%
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Ventura Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ventura Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ventura Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ventura Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ventura Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ventura Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ventura Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

6,269

Number of Veterans

5,706

Male Veterans

563

Female Veterans

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Ventura Veterans by War

count

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Ventura Veterans by Age

count

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Ventura Veterans by Race

Ventura Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ventura Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Ventura Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ventura Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ventura Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.02%

Born in Ventura

86.57%

Native Born

13.43%

Foreign Born

5.74%

Non Citizen

7.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.57% of Ventura residents were born in the United States, with 65.02% having been born in California. 5.74% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029106,027-500-0.47%
2028106,527-500-0.47%
2027107,027-500-0.46%
2026107,527-500-0.46%
2025108,027-500-0.46%
2024108,527-500-0.46%
2023109,027-500-0.46%
2022109,527-500-0.45%
2021110,027-491-0.44%
2020110,5183,1752.96%
2019107,343-1,840-1.69%
2018109,183-254-0.23%
2017109,437550.05%
2016109,3821200.11%
2015109,2622690.25%
2014108,9933350.31%
2013108,6585720.53%
2012108,0866830.64%
2011107,4033500.33%
2010107,053
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Ventura Population by Year