Ventura County, California

Coordinates: 34°22′N 119°09′W / 34.36°N 119.15°W / 34.36; -119.15
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Ventura County
Images, from top down, left to right: Ventura City Hall in Old Town Ventura, Ojai Arcade in Ojai, a view of Camarillo, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Point Mugu
Flag of Ventura County
Official seal of Ventura County
Interactive map of Ventura County
Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
CountryUnited States
RegionGreater Los Angeles
California Central Coast
EstablishedMarch 22, 1872[1]
Named forMission San Buenaventura, which was named after Saint Bonaventure
County seatVentura
Largest cityOxnard (population)
Thousand Oaks (area)
 • Total2,208 sq mi (5,720 km2)
 • Land1,843 sq mi (4,770 km2)
 • Water365 sq mi (950 km2)
Highest elevation8,835 ft (2,693 m)
 • Total843,843
 • Density458/sq mi (177/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Area codes805/820, 818/747
FIPS code06-111
GNIS feature ID277320

Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2020 census, 843,843 people lived there.[3] The county seat is Ventura.[4]

Ventura County includes Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area. It is the southernmost county along the California Central Coast.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ventura County". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. "Mount Pinos". Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "QuickFacts: Ventura County, California". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 1, 2023.
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. "Central Coast". California State Parks. California Department of Recreation. Retrieved July 26, 2014.

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34°22′N 119°09′W / 34.36°N 119.15°W / 34.36; -119.15