San Buenaventura (Ventura), California Population 2024

108,537

San Buenaventura (Ventura) is a city located in Ventura County California. San Buenaventura (Ventura) has a 2024 population of 108,537. San Buenaventura (Ventura) is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -1.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 110,620 in 2020.

The average household income in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is $118,805 with a poverty rate of 9.58%. The median age in San Buenaventura (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.

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of San Buenaventura (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)
4,962.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.88% (-2,083)
The current population of San Buenaventura (Ventura), California is 108,537 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 110,620.

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%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Population by Race

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Population Pyramid 2024

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Median Age

41.3

Total

40.4

Male

42.4

Female

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Adults

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

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Sex Ratio

Female55,08149.91%
Male55,27750.09%

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Population by Age

San Buenaventura (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

3.15

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

56.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4,1205.2%
Associates Degree8,35910.54%
Bachelors Degree20,22825.51%
Graduate Degree11,59014.62%
High School Graduate13,57517.12%
Less Than 9th Grade2,9193.68%
Some College18,50323.33%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White48,06146,28422,428
Hispanic22,77518,0825,364
2+ Races8,5427,5853,043
Other Race4,5313,395732
Asian3,8043,4602,108
Black1,014930400
Native American846644149
Islander1016838

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%.

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,299$82,093$54,111
Graduate Degree$95,306$114,430$83,842
High School Graduate$41,794$45,569$34,537
Less Than 9th Grade$37,094$40,096$25,746
Overall$54,352$62,781$46,815
Some College$47,998$57,091$40,714

$54,352

Average Earnings

$62,781

Average Male

$46,815

Average Female

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Language

76.02% of San Buenaventura (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.

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Language

San Buenaventura (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%

9.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.87%

Male Poverty Rate

9.3%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Buenaventura (Ventura)

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Buenaventura (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%.

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Poverty

rate

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

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed22.88%
Female Unemployed21.68%
Male Employed4.68%
Female Employed4.27%

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$112,232$136,896
Households$96,036$118,805
Married Families$132,838$155,887
Non Families$59,153$80,483

mean

median

Income by Household Type

San Buenaventura (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

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Married by Age and Sex

male

female

San Buenaventura (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.

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

San Buenaventura (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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War
Veterans
Vietnam2,315
Second Gulf War1,194
First Gulf War1,110
Korea337
World War II161

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,740
75+1,714
35 to 541,456
55 to 64897
18 to 34462

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5,1807.87%
Hispanic1,2814.74%
2+ Races4304.32%
Asian2606.06%
Other Race2194.23%
Native American9910.19%
Black815.58%

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Veterans by Race

San Buenaventura (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

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

San Buenaventura (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 San Buenaventura (Ventura)

86.57%

Native Born

13.43%

Foreign Born

5.74%

Non Citizen

7.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.57% of San Buenaventura (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.

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029105,933-521-0.49%
2028106,454-521-0.49%
2027106,975-520-0.48%
2026107,495-521-0.48%
2025108,016-521-0.48%
2024108,537-521-0.48%
2023109,0581580.15%
2022108,900-1,119-1.02%
2021110,019-601-0.54%
2020110,6203,2773.05%
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%
2010107,05300%

San Buenaventura (Ventura) Population by Year