Ventura is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 110,790 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Ventura is the 56th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Ventura are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Another interesting thing about Ventura, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Ventura is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Ventura citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.66% of adults in Ventura have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Ventura in 2010 was $34,499, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,996 for a family of four. However, Ventura contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.