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Simi Valley is a city in Ventura County, in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks metro area.

The community name derives from Chumash for "place"

The latitude of Simi Valley is 34.269N. The longitude is -118.78W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 768 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 117,115.


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Median household income
Local
$70,370
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Simi Valley demographic reports
Public transportation: Simi Valley Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 164. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Simi Valley received national attention for the 1992 trial of the four white Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney King, a black man who had been stopped for speeding. When jurors acquitted the officers, the verdict sparked violence and looting in LA
Filming location for:
· 1982 movie, "Poltergeist"
· 1981 movie, "The Cannonball Run"
· 1938 movie, "The Adventures of Robin Hood"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Strathearn Historical Park & Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Simi Valley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ventura County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ventura area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 93063 ZIP code.

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15% of Simi Valley residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Simi Valley ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Simi Valley was $26,586, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Simi Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Simi Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $971.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,694.


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Libraries in Simi Valley include Simi Valley Library ... View libraries

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Ventura County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Simi Valley political report.

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The average commute time for Simi Valley workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Simi Valley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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