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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Ojai is a town in California with a population of 7,555. Ojai is in Ventura County. Living in Ojai offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ojai there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Ojai and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Ojai are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$693,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,553
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Ojai Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    40
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    200
    500.1
  • Theft
    746.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Ojai

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,403
National
$55,322

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Ojai Reviews

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it is a small hippy town surrounded by mountains and nature. None of the buildings is higher than 1 floor. People here love vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free food and are really into healthy stuff like yoga. The population is mostly white. The restaurants are fine, but my friends and I usually drive to Ventura or Oxnard to hang out. The fancy restaurants are better than other places though. Ventura and Oxnard are kind of close from here, like 20~30 minutes away from here. The shops here sell handmade souvenirs; the grocery stores and farmers market only sell organics, so everything in Ojai is slightly more expensive than other cities.
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I always love attending the Lavender festival, MLK Day festival the Ojai Day festival. The town always gets together and really gets people involved in the community.
Ojai is a small, quiet and peaceful town! The town itself is very nice and I have been able to grow up here and enjoyed every minute of it. Of course, because it is so small, there isn't much activity. The town is so quiet and peaceful that it makes up for it.