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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Ventura County is located in California with a population of 847,834. In Ventura County, most residents own their homes. In Ventura County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Ventura County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Ventura County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$520,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,643
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Ventura County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    316.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,457.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    195.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Ventura County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,972
National
$55,322

Ventura County Reviews

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I love Ventura County! There is such amazing food and experiences. The schools are all amazing, and offer great opportunities. The sports are always excellent and offer amazing games to watch. The views are all so so beautiful. You can see the beach from almost every place in Ventura, along with the beautiful hills. Downtown is such a fun shopping environments. Everything about Ventura is so amazing. I highly recommend living here. It is one of the most family friendly beautiful places I have ever seen. The beaches are amazing, and the people are so friendly. You will never look back once you come here. Bryant lives here too, which is more than enough incentive for any living creature to move here as he is the most amazing human being that I have ever had and will ever have the pleasure of knowing.
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Ventura county has many unique and special features such as our city views and beaches! There is always something to do here, and that is why many individuals come here for vacations, events, etc.
Ventura County is, for the most part, a bedroom county for Los Angeles conveniently locate 30 minutes from Santa Barbara, and bordering on Westlake, part of LA County. It is a quiet place with many outdoor activities including, but not limited to, hiking, kayaking, swimming, cycling, and more. It is incredibly safe, and Ventura (city) and The Valley are short drives from any part of the county if you want to experience nightlife. I've loved living here.