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

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the mission San Buenaventura.

The latitude of Ventura is 34.278N. The longitude is -119.292W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 104,140.


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Median household income
Local
$52,298
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ventura demographic reports
Ventura is on the Santa Barbara Channel of the Pacific Ocean.
Also known as San Buenaventura
Public transportation: Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 261. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "Erin Brockovich"
· 1996 movie, "The Rock"
· 2001 movie, "Swordfish"
· 2006 movie, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Well-known residents have included:
· Erle Stanley Gardner, author of the "Perry Mason" series
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Bad Ass Coffee, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Ventura County Fair - Aug. 1-12, 2007
  • Lemon Fest - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ventura web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Emma Wood State Beach, McGrath State Beach, San Buenaventura State Beach, Channel Islands National Park
Historic sites and museums: Ventura County Museum of History and Art, Albinger Archaeological Museum, A. J. Comstock Fire Museum
Colleges and universities: Ventura College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 141

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Ventura 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 93004 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Ventura residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ventura ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ventura was $25,065, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

29% of Ventura residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Ventura, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $788.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,546.


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Libraries in Ventura include Avenue Library, E. P. Foster Library, H. P. Wright Library, Ventura County Mus. of HiSaint & Art Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ventura include Ventura County Star

TV stations in Ventura include KJLA.

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Ventura workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 25 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ventura between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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