Ventura County Profile


 
About this area:
Ventura County is located along the southern coast of California. Surrounding counties include Kern County to the north, Los Angeles County to the south and east, and Santa Barbara to the northwest. There are hundreds of miles of national and state parks and forests in Ventura County. The Los Padres National Forest makes up most of the northern half of the county; two major lakes, Lake Casitas and Lake Piru, also lie within Ventura's boundaries.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
Ventura County 2024May413,000397,70015,2003.7
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2024MayTotal, All Industries347,300
2024MayTotal Nonfarm319,000
2024MayService-Providing273,700
2024MayTotal Private270,100
2024MayPrivate Service Providing224,800
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers2020 - 2030190410220115.8
Solar Photovoltaic Installers2020 - 203023040017073.9
Cooks, Restaurant2020 - 20302,3104,0101,70073.6
Nurse Practitioners2020 - 203019032013068.4
Camera Operators, Television, and Motion Picture2020 - 20301001707070.0
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High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Pediatricians, General20241st Qtr$143.95$0.00$0.00$0.00
Psychiatrists20241st Qtr$135.16$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20241st Qtr$128.12$75.60$0.00$0.00
Family Medicine Physicians20241st Qtr$114.25$67.55$0.00$0.00
Lawyers20241st Qtr$103.83$55.64$0.00$0.00
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Data for Ventura County is not available. Data for Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA has been displayed for High Wage Occupations
 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2022Annual894$155,065,000
Single Family 2022Annual423$135,688,220
Total all types construction permits 2022Annual1,317$290,753,220
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2022Time Period2021
United States Annual292.7Annual271.08.0
California Annual319.2Annual297.47.3
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Data for Ventura County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2022AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$885,750
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2021Annual$431,363
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2021Annual$45,297,548
Cigarette Tax 2021Annual$1,831,959
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2021Annual$19,150
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2021Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2022AnnualRetail $19,140,259,438
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Ventura County 2021AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance838,630
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2021Annual$73,375838,630
Total Personal Income - BEA2021Annual$61,619,080838,630
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2020CensusVentura County , CAVentura County , CA321,696
2020CensusVentura County , CALos Angeles County , CA66,180
2020CensusLos Angeles County , CAVentura County , CA34,298
2020CensusVentura County , CASanta Barbara County , CA12,325
2020CensusSanta Barbara County , CAVentura County , CA2,303
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
Moorpark CollegeCommunity Colleges (two-year school)Moorpark,CA
Simi Valley Adult School & Career InstituteSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Simi Valley,CA
Ventura College of LawApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsVentura,CA
Center for Employment TrainingApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsOxnard,CA
University of La VerneUniversity or College (four-year school)Oxnard,CA
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