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 2020Dec413,800382,70031,1007.5
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2020DecTotal Wage and Salary312,200
2020DecTotal Nonfarm291,400
2020DecTotal Private249,100
2020DecService Providing248,100
2020DecPrivate Service Providing205,800
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Gaming Service Workers, All Other2016 - 2026801406075.0
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining2016 - 2026601004066.7
Extraction Workers2016 - 202616026010062.5
Brickmasons and Blockmasons2016 - 202624038014058.3
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers2016 - 2026701104057.1
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Data not available for Industry Employment Projections
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Obstetricians and Gynecologists20201st Qtr$131.87$0.00$0.00$0.00
Psychiatrists20201st Qtr$116.73$74.89$0.00$0.00
Pediatricians, General20201st Qtr$111.87$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20201st Qtr$105.32$65.10$0.00$0.00
Natural Sciences Managers20201st Qtr$101.18$62.77$0.00$0.00
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2019Annual537$72,504,336
Single Family 2019Annual558$170,029,951
Total all types construction permits 2019Annual1,095$242,534,287
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2019Time Period2018
United States Annual255.7Annual251.11.8
California Annual280.6Annual272.53.0
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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
2019AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$650,695
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2018Annual$377,662
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2018Annual$14,062,543
Cigarette Tax 2018Annual$2,077,224
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2018Annual$15,490
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2018Annual$0
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Data for Ventura County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for State Revenues by Source
 
Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2019AnnualRetail $14,779,590,324
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Ventura County 2018AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance855,713
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$61,712855,713
Total Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$52,515,048855,713
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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
2015CensusVentura County , CAVentura County , CA302,888
2015CensusVentura County , CALos Angeles County , CA68,295
2015CensusLos Angeles County , CAVentura County , CA36,952
2015CensusVentura County , CASanta Barbara County , CA13,549
2015CensusSanta Barbara County , CAVentura County , CA2,481
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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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