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|People QuickFacts||Ventura County||California|
|Population, 2013 estimate||839,620||38,332,521|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||823,318||37,253,959|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||2.0%||2.9%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||6.4%||6.5%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||24.5%||23.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||13.1%||12.5%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.4%||50.3%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||85.0%||73.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||2.2%||6.6%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.9%||1.7%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||7.3%||14.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.5%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||3.3%||3.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||41.5%||38.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||47.3%||39.0%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||86.4%||84.2%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||22.7%||27.1%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||37.5%||43.5%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||82.7%||81.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||31.2%||30.5%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||24.9||27.1|
|Housing units, 2013||282,820||13,790,495|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||65.4%||56.0%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||20.6%||30.9%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$465,600||$383,900|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||3.05||2.93|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$32,826||$29,551|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$76,483||$61,400|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||10.3%||15.3%|
|Business QuickFacts||Ventura County||California|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||19,887||864,9131|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||240,958||12,952,8181|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||0.9%||2.0%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||63,373||2,926,065|
|Total number of firms, 2007||80,179||3,425,510|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.3%||4.0%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.6%||1.3%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||7.0%||14.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.3%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||15.0%||16.5%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||28.8%||30.3%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||8,769,037||491,372,092|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||D||598,456,486|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||11,083,611||455,032,270|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$14,036||$12,561|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||1,478,160||80,852,787|
|Building permits, 2012||566||58,549|
|Geography QuickFacts||Ventura County||California|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||1,843.13||155,779.22|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||446.7||239.1|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area|