Ventura County, CA

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Population

850,967

0.381% decline

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$84,566

2.06% growth

Number of Employees

419,074

0.0594% decline

Median Property Value

$614,400

3.7% growth

About

In 2018, Ventura County, CA had a population of 851k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $84,566. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ventura County, CA declined from 854,223 to 850,967, a -0.381% decrease and its median household income grew from $82,857 to $84,566, a 2.06% increase.

The population of Ventura County, CA is 44.9% White Alone, 43% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.45% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Ventura County, CA speak a non-English language, and 89.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ventura County, CA are Ventura College (3,198 degrees awarded in 2017), Moorpark College (2,973 degrees), and California State University-Channel Islands (1,807 degrees).

The median property value in Ventura County, CA is $614,400, and the homeownership rate is 62.5%. Most people in Ventura County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ventura County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Ventura County, CA employs 419k people. The largest industries in Ventura County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (48,835 people), Retail Trade (44,371 people), and Manufacturing (36,742 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,250), Finance & Insurance ($76,188), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,323).

Median household income in Ventura County, CA is $84,566. Males in Ventura County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,298. The income inequality in Ventura County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$84,566

2018 value

± $2,398

2.06%

1 Year Growth

± 3.91%

Households in Ventura County, CA have a median annual income of $84,566, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $82,857 in 2017, which represents a 2.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,575

Average Male Salary

± $755

$62,298

Average Female Salary

± $633

In 2018, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $73,860 ± $1,174

  2. White

    $65,115 ± $611

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,912 ± $1,843

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ventura County, CA is from California.

0.499

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.324% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 53.05

  2. Census Tract 73

  3. Census Tract 75.10

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ventura County, CA was Census Tract 53.05 with a value of $195,395, followed by Census Tract 73 and Census Tract 75.10, with respective values of $173,611 and $171,653.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ventura County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ventura County, CA (85.8k out of 836k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    69,177 ± 2,068

  2. Hispanic

    54,946 ± 1,838

  3. Other

    6,613 ± 561

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ventura County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

419k

2018 Value

± 11,039

-0.0594%

1 Year decline

± 3.71%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ventura County, CA declined at a rate of -0.0594%, from 419k employees to 419k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ventura County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,735 people), Management Occupations (42,907 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (41,812 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ventura County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ventura County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (47,735 people), Management Occupations (42,907 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (41,812 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ventura County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.65 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.51 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ventura County, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($110,157), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,378), and Protective Service Occupations ($86,932).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

419k

2018 Value

± 11,039

-0.0594%

1 Year decline

± 3.71%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ventura County, CA declined at a rate of -0.0594%, from 419k employees to 419k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ventura County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (48,835 people), Retail Trade (44,371 people), and Manufacturing (36,742 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ventura County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Ventura County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ventura County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (48,835 people), Retail Trade (44,371 people), and Manufacturing (36,742 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ventura County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.85 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.34 times), and Information (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ventura County, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,250), Finance & Insurance ($76,188), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,323).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.6% of the population of Ventura County, CA has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Ventura County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Ventura County, CA see 1303 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.54% decrease from the previous year (1337 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1130 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 306 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,303 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ventura County, CA see an average of 1,303 patients per year. This represents a 2.54% decrease from the previous year (1,337 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ventura County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.45%

Uninsured

48.7%

Employer Coverage

18.4%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ventura County, CA declined by 9.45% from 9.33% to 8.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ventura County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Ventura County, CA is home to a population of 851k people, from which 89.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.3% of Ventura County, CA residents were born outside of the country (191k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ventura County, CA is composed of 382k White Alone residents (44.9%), 366k Hispanic or Latino residents (43%), 63.4k Asian Alone residents (7.45%), 20.9k Two or More Races residents (2.45%), 14.1k Black or African American Alone residents (1.66%), 2.07k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.243%), 1.44k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.169%), and 791 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.093%).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ventura County, CA was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Ventura County, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Ventura County, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

191k people

22.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

192k people

As of 2017, 22.3% of Ventura County, CA residents (191k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ventura County, CA was 22.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,032,642 ± 46,722 people

  2. Philippines

    840,765 ± 22,271 people

  3. China

    696,409 ± 20,307 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,032,642 California residents, followed by Philippines with 840,765 and China with 696,409.

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Citizenship

89.5%

2018 Citizenship

89.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 89.5% of Ventura County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ventura County, CA was 89.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    382k ± 276

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    366k ± 10.9k

  3. Asian Alone

    63.4k ± 2.12k

In 2018, there were 1.04 times more White Alone residents (382k people) in Ventura County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 366k Hispanic or Latino and 63.4k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ventura County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    14,300 ± 1,610

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,487 ± 1,485

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,403 ± 1,117

Ventura County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Ventura County, CA awarded 11,554 degrees. The student population of Ventura County, CA is skewed towards women, with 21,357 male students and 26,611 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ventura County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (5,408 and 48.1%), followed by White (4,097 and 36.4%), Asian (671 and 5.96%), and Two or More Races (447 and 3.97%).

The largest universities in Ventura County, CA by number of degrees awarded are Ventura College (3,198 and 27.7%), Moorpark College (2,973 and 25.7%), and California State University-Channel Islands (1,807 and 15.6%).

The most popular majors in Ventura County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,018 and 26.1%), General Business Administration & Management (991 and 8.58%), and General Psychology (685 and 5.93%).

The median tuition costs in Ventura County, CA are $32,690 for private four year colleges, and $5,742 and $17,622 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 440 degrees awarded

  2. 1,501 degrees awarded

  3. 667 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ventura County, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 440 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ventura County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,198 degrees awarded

  2. 2,973 degrees awarded

  3. 1,807 degrees awarded

$5,742

Median In-State Public

$32,690

Median Private

In 2017, the Ventura County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ventura College with 3,198 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,678

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,876

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,678 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ventura County, CA, which is 0.68 times less than the 6,876 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Ventura County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5,408 degrees awarded

  2. White

    4,097 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    671 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ventura County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,408 degrees mean that there were 1.32 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 4,097 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ventura County, CA was $614,400 in 2018, which is 2.67 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $592,500 to $614,400, a 3.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Ventura County, CA is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ventura County, CA have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ventura County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$614,400

2018 Median

± $7,317

$592,500

2017 Median

± $8,851

In 2018, the median property value in Ventura County, CA grew to to $614,400 from the previous year's value of $592,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ventura County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ventura County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$84,566

Median Household Income

± $2,398

272k

Number of Households

± 8,110

In 2018, the median household income of the 272k households in Ventura County, CA grew to $84,566 from the previous year's value of $82,857.

The following chart displays the households in Ventura County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ventura County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ventura County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%

2018 Homeownership

62.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 62.5% of the housing units in Ventura County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ventura County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ventura County, CA have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.51% of the workforce in Ventura County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    6%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Ventura County, CA was Drove Alone (79.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Worked At Home (6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ventura County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ventura County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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