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Ventura is located northwest of Los Angeles along highway 101 at the California coast and at 34°16'30" North, 119°13'40" West (34.275242, -119.228048).
According to the United States Census Bureau, Ventura has a total area of 84.6 km² (32.7 mi²). 54.6 km² (21.1 mi²) of it is land and 30.0 km² (11.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 35.49% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 100,916 people, 38,524 households, and 25,233 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,849.3/km² (4,790.6/mi²). There are 39,803 housing units at an average density of 729.4/km² (1,889.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 78.79% White, 1.41% African American, 1.16% Native American, 3.00% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 11.14% from other races, and 4.32% from two or more races. 24.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 38,524 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% are married couples living together, 11.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% are non-families. 26.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.12.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $52,298, and the median income for a family is $60,466. Males have a median income of $43,828 versus $31,793 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,065. 9.0% of the population and 6.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.2% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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